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CyberGIS Newsletter, October 2016


CyberGIS Fall Training Workshops

We are happy to announce our Fall 2016 training workshops. These are a great opportunity to get hands-on experience with cyberGIS technologies. Each workshop will be held on Wednesdays, 2-5 PM, room 1030 in NCSA. Please bring a laptop computer to the workshops.

You can sign up for the workshops at:

10/26 - Getting Started with CyberGIS
Introducing the concepts of cyberGIS. Participants will have hands-on time with the CyberGIS Gateway applications and ROGER - the first cyberGIS supercomputer. 

11/02 - High Resolution Terrain Analysis
Techniques for processing high-resolution, LiDAR-derived elevation data using GRASS GIS on ROGER.

11/09 - R on ROGER
Learn how to use parallel processing for R in geospatial applications.

11/16 - Geospatial Python
Introducing useful geospatial libraries for data processing and visualization in Python, as well as parallel processing techniques.


Software Carpentry Workshops

Software Carpentry teaches the basic lab skills research computing, which is the perfect foundation for cyberGIS. We highly recommend them! These are a great way to get experience with R or Python before our cyberGIS workshops this fall. 

10/20 and 10/21 - Bash, Python, and Git
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
1232 North Campus Parking Deck, North Campus
Register at Eventbrite - registration closes on Friday

11/03 and 10/04 - Bash, R, SQL, and Git
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
106 Main Library, South Campus
Register at Eventbrite


Upcoming Speaker

Dr. Shipeng Sun from UI Springfield will give the colloquium for the Department of Geography and GIS this Friday at 3pm, in room 103 Talbot Lab. Dr. Sun will speak on Neighborhood Size and Urban Sprawl: Agent-Based Simulation and Empirical Evidence. More information is available on the GGIS calendar.


Illinois GIS Day

Illinois GIS Day returns to the iHotel on Tuesday, November 15th! Last year, over 300 people from all over the region attended to learn about the latest developments in GIS. New this year are practical GIS presentations and a Career Connection reception in the afternoon. Joining us as keynote speaker is Keith Searles, CEO of Urban GIS and UIUC alum.

There is still time to submit your presentation ideas or poster. Register by October 31st to reserve your spot and a complementary lunch!


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