GeoWeek and GIS Day 2020

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In concert with the National Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, the Geospatial Science and GEOINT programs at Fayetteville State University is thrilled to celebrate the 4th Geospatial Awareness Week 2020 (4th GeoWeek 2020) during the first week of November 2020, from Monday (11/2) to Friday (11/6). This event aims at raising the awareness of spatial thinking, geospatial technologies and tradecraft across the campus as well as the Fayetteville community. Due to the pandemic, most activities of the event this year will be conducted virtually through the Zoom Meeting platform. However, there are two drone demonstrations on Friday that will take place on the field.

The FSU 4th GeoWeek 2020 has multiple activities with 3 geospatial keynotes, 2 geospatial career and application presentation sessions, a GEOINT panel discussion, a student presentation/competition, 2 drone demonstrations, a geospatial training session, and the FSU Geospatial Alumni meeting.


STUDENTS

If you are to present and participate in the Geospatial Undergraduate Student Presentations and Competition on Thursday (11/5) at 2:30pm, please do the following:

--- First, please submit your abstract at this link. Deadline to submit abstract is Tuesday (11/3) at 11:59pm.
--- Second, please use the this link to register for the actual Zoom meeting link to orally present your research virtually. After registration, please check you email for the meeting link. It's unique for you.

Prizes include: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, People's Choice Award trophies and a drone.


Please check out the agenda with registration links below. Please make sure that you REGISTER IN ADVANCE to receive the actual Zoom meeting link via your email FOR EACH session.

AGENDA

Date and Time Sessions

QR Code for Registration

Day 1 - Monday 11/2/2020

Monday (11/2)

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Keynote 1: 5 Forces, 5 Trends, and 5 Skills in GIS: A Look to 2030

This session has ended. The recorded video can be found here.

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Kerski, GISP, ESRI Education Manager

Abstract: Geoawareness, geoenablement, geotechnologies, citizen science, and storytelling are combining to bring the GIS community to a pivotal moment.  How can these forces, along with 5 key trends in GIS, transform how our world moves through this decade?  What are the 5 skills that are most needed as you plan your own pathway through this decade?   Join Geographer Joseph Kerski for a lively discussion and demonstrations as we reflect on the progress the geotechnology community has made and the challenges that remain through 5 forces, 5 trends, and 5 skills.

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 

Day 2 - Tuesday 11/3/2020

Tuesday (11/3)

11:30am - 12:30pm

Keynote 2: Present and Future of Unmanned Systems

This session has ended. The recorded video can be found here.

Presenter: Mr. Darshan Divakaran, Founder and President of Airavat LLC

Abstract: The drone aerial perspective and data collecting abilities make them a viable tool, offering benefits that range from on-site safety to remote monitoring to disaster management. Topics covered in this session include: Drone Facts, North Carolina a leader in Drones, Use cases, Hurricane Response, Future of Unmanned Systems.

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 

Tuesday (11/3)

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Keynote 3: The Plexiformation of Leaders. Geography lea rnder: How a geography student learner made a career of steward leading. You can too!

This session has ended. The recorded video can be found here.

Presenter: Dr. Gerald Newton, AICP, Director, Development Services (Planning, Zoning, Building Inspection, & Code Enforcement), City of Fayetteville

Abstract: Newton shares how real use of the geospatial data comes to life in a vast, varied, and active 30-year career that began as a nationally honored Geography graduate student and using the transformative skills and technology to steward lead communities and positively impact others. In addition to his work with Fayetteville, Dr. Newton serves as an online adjunct professor teaching four advanced organizational leadership courses per semester, reaching military adult learners worldwide, many of whose lives depend on the proper use and interpretation of geospatial data.

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 

Day 3 - Wednesday 11/4/2020

Wednesday (11/4)

11:30am - 12:30pm

Session: Geospatial Career Development 

This session has ended. The recorded video can be found here.

Summary: This session provides information about geospatial internship and job opportunities at leading national agency and companies.

Moderator: Dr. Trung Tran, Fayetteville State University

Presenters:
  1. Ms. Aisha Jenkins, ESRI
  2. Mr. Gene D. Squires, NGA
  3. Ms. Caitlin Willoughby and Mr. Xueqiao Huang, Booz Allen

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 

Wednesday (11/4)

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Session: Geospatial Applications 

This session has ended. The recorded video can be found here.

Summary: This session introduces the audience to various real-world applications in which spatial think and geospatial technologies play a significant role.

Moderator: Dr. Trung Tran, Fayetteville State University

Presenters:
  1. Ms. Jessica VanHoozer, City of Fayetteville
  2. Mr. Kendrick Faison, SpatialGIS
  3. Mr. Tyler Caron, Carolina Solar Energy

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 

Day 4 - Thursday 11/5/2020

Thursday (11/5)

11:30am - 12:45pm

Panel Discussion: Imagery in Geospatial Intelligence

This session has ended. The recorded video can be found here.

Summary: This panel discussion explores the important role of imagery data and aerial photos taken from satellite, manned and unmanned aerial systems in geospatial intelligence.

Moderator: MG (Ret.) Rodney Anderson, Fayetteville State University

Panelists:
  1. COL (Ret.) William Lee, Fayetteville State University
  2. Dr. Robert Clark, Johns Hopkins University
  3. Mr. Luis Martinez, Texas A&M University, Delta State University
  4. Mr. Nicholas Kane, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. CW4 Joseph Blake, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 

Thursday (11/5)

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Student Session: Geospatial Student Presentations and Competition

This session has ended. The recorded video can be found here.

Moderator: Dr. Adegoke Ademiluyi, Fayetteville State University

Judges:
  1. Dr. Sidney Pash, Fayetteville State University
  2. COL. (Ret.) William Lee, Fayetteville State University
  3. Denise Frenzo, Academy of Green Technology at Douglas Byrd High School
  4. Mr. Brett J. Lucas, Cartographer, Planner, and former Chair of the Business Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG)
  5. Ms. Jessica VanHoozer, GIS Division, City of Fayetteville

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 

If you are participating as a presenter/competitor, please also submit your abstract at this link by Monday (11/2).

Thursday (11/5)

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Drone Demonstration 1: UAS Mapping Demonstration

Presented by: Nine Ten Drone, Fayetteville

Location: 965 Strickland Bridge Road, Fayetteville NC 2830. Map.

Summary: Attendees will be introduced to the Planning, Execution and Processing phases of mapping with unmanned aerial systems. Learn how proper planning results in safe and efficient mission execution. You will develop an understanding of how the collection of data impacts the overall results of a final product. This is an opportunity to further develop your understanding of the advanced technology associated with map development for input in geographic information systems.

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 

Thursday (11/5)

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Drone Demonstration 2: Air Delivery Demonstration

Presented by: Flytrex & Causey Aviation Unmanned, Fayetteville

Location: 965 Strickland Bridge Road, Fayetteville NC 28304. Map.

Summary: Attendees will experience drone delivery first hand after developing an understanding of how air deliveries safely fulfill customer orders. Get a close up look the Flytrex delivery drone that could be coming to your neighborhood soon. Hear from employees with Causey Aviation Unmanned who have successfully delivered to dozens of customers here in Fayetteville, NC. Learn how the future of drone deliveries will require more personnel then just pilots in order to scale and what opportunities the future may provide.

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 

Day 5 - Friday 11/6/2020

Friday (11/6)

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Training: Using GIS as part of the Site Selection Process for a new Grocery Retail Location in Fayetteville, NC.

This session has ended. The recorded video can be found here.

Presenter: Mr. Brett J. Lucas, Cartographer, Planner, and former Chair of the Business Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Summary: Using some of the analytical tools in Maptitude, we will explore some of the variables Aldi may use (i.e. median household income, population, traffic counts, distance from another store, etc.)  if they were to expand their store footprint in the Fayetteville area. Some of the tools include buffers, driver-time rings, and spatial overlays.

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 

Friday (11/6)

3:00pm - 4:00pm

FSU Geospatial Alumni Meeting

Summary: Dialogs between FSU geospatial alumni and current students. 

Moderator: Mr. Thomas Cox, Fayetteville State University

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to attend this virtual Zoom-based meeting. This registration is separate from registrations of other sessions.

Please CLICK HERE or use the QR code beside to register. Note that after registering, please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your unique actual Zoom meeting link. 


Thanks to our Sponsors.

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Thanks to our Supporters.

 
And all distinguished professors, professionals, and students.


Event Organizer and Coordinator: Dr. Trung Tran, GISP (ttran1@uncfsu.edu)
Department Chair: Dr. Linda Tomlinson (ltomlins@uncfsu.edu)
Department Administrative Assistant: Ms. Sharon Smith (smsmith@uncfsu.edu)