On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, the USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute will present two activities as part of the world-wide celebration of GIS Day. The first event is an information session about USC’s new interdisciplinary B.S. in GeoDesign, the first such degree worldwide. The event which follows is a demonstration by spatial sciences undergraduates of the ability to capture aerial data from a mapping balloon.
First organized in 1999, GIS Day is a grassroots global effort by users of geographic information science (GIS) and technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. More than 950 organizations hosted events for thousands of participants worldwide for the 2012 GIS Day.
GeoDesign Major Info Session
12:00 -12:45 p.m., Spatial Sciences Institute Conference Room (AHF B57J) – Free Pizza
Want to address issues like climate change, water and energy needs, biological conservation, and population growth? Talk with faculty and students about how the new interdisciplinary B.S. in GeoDesign combines design, geographic information science, and urban planning to provide an interdisciplinary foundation for careers and graduate study in growing disciplines and industries.
Pizza lunch served.
Robert S. Harris, FAIA, Hon. ASLA, Emeritus Professor and Director, Discipline of Landscape Architecture, USC School of Architecture
LaVonna B. Lewis, Teaching Professor and Director, Undergraduate Programs, USC Price School of Public Policy
Darren Ruddell, Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spatial Sciences and Director, Undergraduate Studies, USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute
RSVP to Melissa Salido email@example.com or (213) 740-5910
Launch of Mapping Balloon
1:15 p.m., Alumni Park along Hellman Way (opposite VKC)