2020 Geospatial Discoveries Summer Conference

The Geospatial Discoveries Conference is an exclusive hands-on experience with a wide range of technologies used to explore the world. Led by staff at the Washington College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program, this four-day conference gives participants a practical introduction to the systems that connect satellites, drones, data analysts, mobile apps, and websites in modern life.

Take part in a college classroom environment and participate in experiential learning activities designed to take you outdoors. Faculty and staff will guide lessons on imagery to help you understand how a computer “sees,” and how drones and satellites take those concepts in different dimensions. Experience the power of remote sensing aboard a 46-foot research vessel and see how sunk shipwrecks can be detected even when completely buried in mud. Learn to create your own spatial data using handheld GPS units and mobile applications. Build out your experience using cutting-edge data visualization tools to embed maps, applications and multimedia data into an online story!

Come see GIS technology used in environmental research, historical and cultural discoveries, crime analysis and mapping, and 3D virtual world creation. Spend time in our GIS Lab working beside our undergraduate interns and see them put their skills in action to tackle real world problems. Discover the adventure of geospatial technologies at work outdoors, in the classroom, and in your life!

Program Fee: $700 (includes room and board)

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