Here it is! The schedule for GIS Day @Stanford, 2016. It’s a work in progress, but only small changes to times will be made, at this point. 

This year’s events will be split between two venues. In the morning we will meet at the Hartley Conference Center, in Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, and after lunch (on the Mitchell Patio), we will reconvene at The David Rumsey Map Center at Green Library.

Please be sure to click on the TICKETS link, below, to RSVP for the event! 
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Wednesday, November 16 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Keynote Session: NASA: Making maps to explore the Earth, Moon, and Mars

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High-quality planetary maps and 3D terrain models have become essential for NASA to plan exploration missions and conduct science. This is particularly true for robotic missions to the Moon and Mars, where maps are used for site selection, traverse planning, and planetary science. This is also important for studies of climate change on Earth, where maps are used to track environmental change (such as polar ice movement).

In this talk, we will describe how the Intelligent Robotics Group
(http://irg.arc.nasa.gov) at NASA Ames builds highly accurate, large-scale planetary maps and 3D terrain models from orbital imagery using novel statistical stereographic and photometric techniques. Orbital imagery includes data captured by the Apollo missions, on-going NASA and international missions, and commercial providers (such as Digital Globe). The mapmaking software that we have developed (Vision Workbench, Ames Stereo Pipeline, Neo-Geography Toolkit) is available as open-source and is widely used by scientists and mission planners.

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Ross Beyer

Research Scientist with the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, NASA Ames Research Center
Dr. Beyer is a planetary scientist with the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute. He carries out his research in the Space Scienceand Astrobiology Division (Planetary Systems Branch) at the NASA Ames Research Center. He studies surface geomorphology, surfaceprocesses, remote sensing... Read More →

Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:15am - 10:00am PST
Hartley Conference Center Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305