Colloquium: 5 key forces, 5 trends, and 5 skills in charting your course in geography and GIS.

Friday, February 19, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Please join us as we welcome Joe Kerski, Education Manager, ESRI, on February 19.

5 key forces, 5 trends, and 5 skills in charting your course in geography and GIS.  

Five converging global forces present Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geography with unprecedented world attention: geo-awareness, geo-enablement, geotechnologies, citizen science and storytelling with maps. Each of these is transforming the audience for geography and GIS and the way they are taught, used, and perceived. 

Coupled with these forces are five trends shaping GIS: The integration of GIS with CAD and BIM (Building Information Management), 3D analytics, real-time data from the Internet of Things, web GIS as a platform, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Five skills are emerging for students and professionals that are key to their success in decision-making roles in the future.  These include curiosity, the ability to work with and be critical of data, geospatial foundations, adaptability, and communications. 

Join Geographer (and KU alum!) Joseph Kerski for a lively discussion interspersed with interactive maps and tools that you will be able to use and perspectives to take action on in the future.

Please email bwarf@ku.edu for event info and registration.

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