GIS Seminar Series

The GIS seminar series features talks given by invited speakers.  These talks will vary from scientific subjects to more technical talks.  The purpose of the seminar series is to engage scientists and engineers at NCAR in a variety of geospatial topics.


Upcoming Seminars




Past Seminars


May 11th, 2015 - 11:00AM Foothills Lab FL2 - 3107

Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications (FOSS4G): The basics, sample applications and how it is taught at the University of Colorado Denver.

Dr.  Rafael Moreno-Sanchez

This presentation is aimed at a broad audience of scientists from those new to FOSS4G to the ones already working with GIS. First the basics of FOSS and FOSS4G will be covered: What is it? Advantages and challenges of working with FOSS4G. Overview of mature FOSS4G options for the most common GIS needs. Samples of student work will be presented to demonstrate the proficiency that can be achieved in a relatively short time. Finally, we will present how we are using and teaching FOSS4G at the University of Colorado Denver.


Rafael Moreno-Sanchez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver.  His current research concentrates on the analysis of fragmentation and anthropogenic pressure on the forest areas, Decision Support Systems for forest management, and the use of Geospatial Open Source Software for creating local and Web-based spatial information systems.


February 4th, 2015 - 10:30 AM Foothills Lab FL2-1001

Cholera Disease Ecology: Remote Sensing, GIS, and the Complex Dynamics of Disease 

Dr. Elisabeth Dowling Root, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Geography & Institute for Behavioral Science
University of Colorado Boulder