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November 13 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio
Wilson Library, 309 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Celebrate GIS Day with us at the 2019 Spatial Forum on November 13. The UMN Spatial Forum is a yearly event highlighting spatial research, teaching, and outreach. This event is free and open to the public and features lightning talks, research exhibits, conversation, and the Borchert Lecture. This event is co-sponsored by the MGIS programGeography, Environment & Society, U-Spatial, and DASH.

Where: Wilson Research Collaborative Studio

Event details will be posted here as they become available.


Borchert Lecture

We are pleased to announce that Shaowen Wang of the University of Illinois, will give the Borchert Lecture this year. This lecture series honors the late John Borchert, UMN Regents Professor in Geography & member of the National Academy of Sciences. 

Geospatial Discovery and Innovation in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and CyberGIS

CyberGIS represents an interdisciplinary field combining advanced computing and cyberinfrastructure, geographic information science and systems (GIS), spatial analysis and modeling, and a number of geospatial domains (e.g., emergency management, smart cities, and the nexus of food, energy, and water systems) to enable broad research and education advances. It has also emerged as new-generation GIS based on holistic integration of high-performance and distributed computing, data-driven knowledge discovery, visualization and visual analytics, and collaborative problem-solving capabilities. The growing importance of cyberGIS is reflected by increasing calls for solutions to bridge the significant digital divide between advanced cyberinfrastructure and geospatial communities in the era of artificial Intelligence. This talk discusses challenges and opportunities for artificial Intelligence and cyberGIS to transform geospatial discovery and innovation through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches.