Thursday, November 20, 2014: GIS Day! The Department of Geography and Geology at UNCW is hosting a day of activities to celebrate GIS, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. Students, faculty, staff and members of our regional and local community are invited to come check out these events! Please fill out and submit the registration form so that we can make sure there are enough refreshements for the Research Symposium!

Middle and High School Students: 3-5 pm (Location TBD)
Middle School students will use GIS to prepare for the Road Scholar Science Olympiad event and High School students will get outside to collect field data and then use GIS to make maps of the UNCW campus.
Career Panel: 4-5 pm (DeLoach 114)
UNCW alumni will meet with current undergrad and graduate students to talk about geospatial careers.
Research Symposium: 5-8:00 pm (Lobby in the Computer and Information Science Building)
All faculty, staff, students, and GIS community are welcome! We will be having a poster session and keynote address.

Please fill out the Registration Form. We are in search of posters! Last year we filled Burney Auditorium with posters and we would like even more this year. If you have questions please email Dr. Halls at The deadline to submit the registration form is October 30.

Visitor Parking: Please use M Lot which is located next to the baseball field. See the campus map

Campus Map

Are you interested in advancing STEM education? Check out this paper about how to use GIS to improve STEM education.

GIS is used in a vast array of applications spanning natural resources, business, and social sciences. Here is a list of the disciplines that utilize geospatial technology.

Here is how GIS at UNCW can change the way we teach, do business, and conduct research.

Do you know of current events and/or activities? Please send to Dr. Joanne Halls (

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