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Water Resources/GIScience Study Abroad

A faculty-led study abroad in China, “Hydrology and Watershed Assessment”, is planned for Summer 2017.  Organized by Drs. Stacy and Shawn Hutchinson, this study abroad offers the unique experience to study water resources and use geographic information systems while visiting the cities of Beijing and Changchung.  Students must enroll in BAE 620 or GEOG 795 Hydrology and Watershed Assessment and have the option to also enroll in GEOG 332 Introduction to China.  BAE 620/GEOG 795 will count as an elective for the Undergraduate Certificate in GIS and Graduate Certificate in GIScience.  GEOG 332 includes the K-State 8 tags Global Issues and Perspectives and Historical Perspectives. More information, including costs, are available at K-State's Education Abroad catalog.  Deadline is February 1, 2017.

Michael Goodchild to Visit K-State

Dr. Michael Goodchild, professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present a seminar at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2017, in the McVay Family Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building. The seminar is sponsored by the University Distinguished Professors and the Office of the Provost.  Click this link for more information about Goodchild's visit.

Provisioning Files for 2016-17

Provisioning files to license your ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, and Esri CityEngine software through the 2016-2017 academic year may now be downloaded from our secure server (https://esrisw.ads.ksu.edu/esri/).  From this site, select your product and then find the Provisioning Files 2017 folder.  For ArcGIS Desktop users, bothsingle-use and concurrent provisioning files for versions 10 through 10.4 are available.  

Shape the Geospatial Revolution!

Welcome to the online portal for the GIS and GIScience Community of Practice at Kansas State University which describes geographic information systems (GIS) and geographic information science (GIScience) research, education, people, and facilities at Kansas State University.  This site also serves as K-State's online portfolio for active membership in the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), a non-profit association of over 70 universities with multidisciplinary graduate education and advanced research programs in GIScience and dedicated to advancing our understanding of geographic processes and spatial relationships through improved theory, methods, data, and technology.  K-State has been a member institution since 2005.

Areas of research expertise at K-State include satellite remote sensing, cartography and geographic visualization, ecosystem informatics, spatiotemporal modeling and geocomputation, rural resource sustainability, agriculture, and water resources.  Emerging areas of expertise include public health GIS, spatial epidemiology, and UAV development.

In education, K-State offers a broad and growing GIScience curriculum that features a number of courses in basic GIS/GIScience, GIS applications, computer science, and statistical/spatial analysis.  Students also have the opportunity to pursue an Undergraduate Certificate in GIS or Graduate Certificate in GIScience in conjunction with their major field of study. 

K-State maintains a university education site license with ESRI which permits access to a rich suite of desktop, server, and online GIS products to all university faculty, staff, and students.  This site license also makes available several other important resources to the K-State community.

The K-State GIScience community is active in inviting speakers to campus through seminar series sponsored by the Provost and affiliated academic departments.  Past speakers have included National Academy of Sciences members and international leaders in GIScience research such as Sarah Bednarz, Keith Clarke, Jack Dangermond, Ruth DeFries, Phil Gersmehl, David Maidment, and Dawn Wright.