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November 15
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
200 Union Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


The UMN Spatial Forum highlights spatial research, teaching & outreach. The event is free & open to the public & features lightning talks, conversation & Borchert Lecture.

Rolf Weberg & Lucinda Johnson of the Natural Resources Research Institute, will give the Borchert Lecture, honoring the late Dr. Borchert, Regents Professor in Geography & member of the National Academy of Sciences. 

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Keller Hall 3-180


2:00 - 3:30pm  Lightning Talks
3:30 - 4:00pm  Reception - Hors d'oeuvres & GIS Day cake served
4:00 - 5:00pm  Borchert Lecture
5:00 - 7:00pm  Networking event at the Campus Club - co-sponsored by MN GIS/LIS

Lightning Talk Speakers

Welcome to the Forum
Claudia Neuhauser
Associate VP for Research

Spatial modeling of soil carbon stocks in the conterminous US
Baijing Cao
Research Associate, Forest Resources

Getting the Job Done with Medium Data
Pete Wiringa
MGIS Student, Geography, Environment & Society

Modeling movement in context: going beyond trajectory points
Somayeh Dodge
Assistant Professor of GIScience, Geography, Environment & Society

Embedding Social Affordance into Space
Han Soo Park
Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Local Co-location Pattern Detection
Yan Li
PhD Student, Computer Science & Engineering

What’s new with U-Spatial
Len Kne
Associate Director, U-Spatial