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Where in the World Are We? A Look at the Role Spatial Data has Played in Research and Our Daily Lives
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
Missouri History Museum AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112
Free and Open to All!
Featured Speaker: Aaron Addison, Director, Data & GIS Services, University Libraries, Washington University in St. Louis
We interact with spatial data in almost everything that happens during our daily lives. Location plays an important role in providing context for where things happen, our relationship to those around us, and how we navigate using our smart phones. Location plays a critical role in academic research as well, whether we are studying the planets, looking at forests, understanding public heath outcomes or understanding the history of Missouri. Using methods and tools such as Geographic Information System, we can better understand the world and the communities where we make our home.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, A Walk in 1875 St. Louis, on display at the Missouri History Museum, May 30, 2015 – February 14, 2016.