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4th Annual Humanitarian Mapathon with USC and UCLA

October 28, 2020 - October 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Join us virtually in collaboration with UCLA and SC mappers in this year’s humanitarian mapathon challenge and entries for open street maps over the course of 3 days!

No GIS skills are required! We will quickly train you to use OpenStreetMap (OSM) to assist in humanitarian projects around the world. 

GIS, Public Health and COVID-19

November 02, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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The online USC Graduate Programs in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) presents a discussion on how the public health community is using geographic information science (GIS) to understand and respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

The speakers from the USC Spatial Sciences Institute will be Robert O. Vos, Ph.D., GISP, assistant professor (teaching) of spatial sciences and director of graduate studies, and Rima Habre, Sc.D., associate professor of clinical preventive medicine and spatial sciences with the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Habre is a principal investigator with the MADRES (Maternal and Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors) Center which has published an interactive StoryMap highlighting disparity patterns with COVID-19.

Habre will share the MADRES Center findings of strong disparities along racial and ethnic lines with incidences of COVID-19.

Moderating the discussion will be Tom Sabey, enrollment counselor for USC’s online graduate GIS programs. Sabey also will answer questions about the GIS programs and the application process.

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2021 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit

February 26, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The 2021 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit is going virtual!

Plan now to join students, young professionals and industry leaders from the Southland, across the country, and even around the globe on Friday, February 26, 2021 in an online conference platform.

The 2021 program will have new features, including technical workshops, a poster competition, company presentations, and more networking opportunities.

Registration and program information will be announced shortly. In the meantime, please save the date and get ready to be part of the expanded Geospatial Summit community!


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