GMU Libraries has recently updated our subscription to Global Landscan Global Population Database called “Landscan Global Archives”. This will cover Worldwide population data based on a grid level (1 X 1 KM) from 2000 to 2012. It is accessible through the libraries databases.
Location: Center for the Arts
Time: 10:00am -3:30pm, Wednesday
Mason Libraries are joining at the University in celebrating GIS Day. The libraries will be demonstrating “Online GIS: ArcGIS.com.”
There will be other exciting events including students’ posters and map competition, presentations, panel discussions, and job fairs.
Please see the GIS Day Infoguide for the detailed program on all the activities on campus.
GMU Libraries has recently added a subscription to Landscan Global Population Database. This resource is available through the libraries databases. This is a global raster dataset representing ambient population counts at one kilometer resolution. It allows users to view and download most current :
- population data including age category by country and by customized area
- data available in GIS (ESRI Grid format)
See more information on the methodology of the population estimation and FAQ on this resource from here
For usage of this data, ” In a humanitarian setting, relief workers use population distribution maps easily and quickly to determine the locations of potential victims who would otherwise be cut off from communication.” (from EastView)
Conference Date: Oct 31-Nov 1
Location: Annapolis, MD
Topics include the application of geographic concepts, analytical techniques, data & methods and more.
Deadline for abstracts: May 31st
Deadline for manuscripts: June 7th
The selected papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.
See more at http://applied.geog.kent.edu
Please join the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science Symposium in which George Mason University is hosting.
Theme: Collaboration Across Communities: GIScience 2.0 and Beyond
Location: GMU, the Mason Inn and Conference Center
Day: May 20 for Pre-Symposium Workshop; May 21-23 for Symposium
See program details at: http://ucgis2.org/event-group/ucgis-2013-symposium