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Mapping Stories of Place: geography and tools for today

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September 20, 2019

On 9/30/19 at 6:00PM, David Syring, Professor of Anthropology, will share his work in participatory media making, including digital story maps in Duluth, MN.

Mapping Stories of Place: geography and tools for today

There will be something for everyone in this engaging exploration of how we use modern, digital geography to deepen our understanding of people, events and landscapes through 3 short presentations, including special guest Joseph Kerski, Education Manager at Esri.

David Syring, Professor of Anthropology, UMD: Cultures of Place: Digital Tools for Communicating Human Experiences. David will share his work in participatory media making, including digital story maps in Duluth, MN

Dan Miller, Science and Operations Officer, NOAA-NWS: Understanding of Historical Weather Events using GIS.  Dan will present a fascinating walk through the history of operational weather radar technology and how new techniques are completing the story of major weather events such as the 1999 BWCAW blowdown and the 1965 Fridley tornado.

Joseph Kerski, Education Manager, Esri. Teaching and Learning with GeoTechnologies:  Essential to Education, Essential for the Planet. Join geographer and educator Joseph Kerski as we explore why spatial thinking through geotechnologies matters to education and society.

9/30/19 at 6PM in the Library Rotunda.

Join us for light appetizers one half-hour before the program.

Hosted by U-Spatial@UMD, UMD Program in Geography and UMD libraries
for more information, please contact Stacey Stark, at slstark@d.umn.edu