Public Lecture and Workshops

Most people are familiar with Google Earth, MapQuest, GPS navigation systems and other products of the digital mapping revolu­tion. But the real power of digital maps lies in linking data and map features through a geo­graphic information system (GIS) to create computerized maps useful for almost every aspect of modern society.

Learn about GIS and how to use it through this public lecture and workshop series.

Public Lecture, Thursday, Feb. 16, Science Lab 118

  • 6:30-7:30 – Introductory Lecture – Dr. Kirk Stueve

Learn what GIS is and how it can be applied. Examples will be provided from research on treeline sensitivity to climate change at Denali National Park, Alaska.

  • 7:30-8:30 – Reception
  • 8:00-9:00 – First of four (repeated) Demonstration Workshops (see below)

Demonstration of basic GIS concepts and applications

Workshops, Repeated on Feb. 21, 23, & 29*

Learn how you can use GIS – Dr. Kirk Stueve

  • (one-hour) Demonstration Workshops, 4-5 pm, King Hall 217

Lecture demonstration of basic GIS concepts and applications

No registration necessary

  • (three-hour) Hands-on Workshops, 6-9 p.m., King Hall 216

Learn how to import and manipulate spatial data in a GIS

Registration required.

Email to register. Indicate the preferred date (Feb. 21, 23, or 29) and whether you are willing to share a computer (space is limited).

* The February 29th workshops will use Department of Natural Resources data to demonstrate both basic GIS concepts and how to import and manipulate data.

All events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Kirk Stueve is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at NDSU. He earned a Ph.D. in Geography from Texas A&M University in 2009, a Master’s in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Southern California in 2003, and a Bachelor’s in Biology from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1998.  He has used digital mapping in academic research, the pipeline industry, national defense, and precision farming.