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October 19th, 2020

Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies is proud to announce the 2020 winner of the Leadership in Open Access Award, Professor Nicholas K. Rauh. Since 2010, the Leadership in Open Access Award has been awarded annually to a member of the Purdue community who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to broadening the reach of scholarship more…

October 13th, 2020

ILS 59500: GIS for Humanities and Social Science Research Instructor: Nicole Kong This course will introduce you the skills of spatial thinking, basic functions of Geography Information Systems (GIS), and spatial research methods that are relevant to humanities, social science, and related fields. The course will start with introduction to basic GIS concepts and technology, more…

July 14th, 2020

Geographic Information System Provider Esri Awards Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies at Virtual Annual User Conference   REDLANDS, Calif.—July 13, 2020—Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, presented Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (LSIS) with Esri’s Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on July 13, 2020, at the annual more…

November 25th, 2019

Six Purdue University students’ research projects were honored at the 2019 Purdue University GIS Day Conference. The students’ projects were reviewed by a panel of faculty and staff judges during the one-day event, which was held November 8 in Stewart Center. First-, second- and third-place winners received $100, $75, and $50 respectively. The winning students more…

August 28th, 2019

Every year, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies hosts the Purdue GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day Conference. During it, Purdue students demonstrate how they have applied GIS in their individual areas of study and research. Nicole Kong, PULSIS associate professor and GIS specialist at Purdue, heads up the conference, along with a team more…

October 24th, 2018

Editor’s Note: Dr. Nicolas Picard’s presentation is the keynote address for Purdue Libraries’ GIS Day Conference 2018 and is part of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. Learn more about the GIS Day Conference 2018 at www.lib.purdue.edu/gis/gisday/gisday_2018_college_program. Wildlife experts estimate the Earth loses 18.7 million acres of forests per year more…

October 10th, 2018

Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, are technologies that enable researchers and investigators to examine and discover “why something happens where” it does. According to Matt Ball, a writer at Esri (the company that develops the ArcGIS mapping and spatial analytics software), GIS technologies give researchers the tools to take a “data-driven, problem-solving approach” in research more…

August 28th, 2017

Purdue Libraries to host the prominent EDC Program for GIS Research Purdue University has recently been designated an Esri Development Center (EDC Program) by Esri, the developer of the ArcGIS mapping and spatial analytics software. According to Esri, the program provides special status and benefits “to a select few leading university departments that challenge their more…

November 3rd, 2015

Purdue University will host its 8th annual GIS Day College event on Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13. GIS Day is a global celebration of geospatial research and geographic information systems (GIS) technology. Purdue University Libraries is working with the GIS Day planning committee, which includes faculty and staff from a variety of divisions more…

October 29th, 2015