Time: Thursday, February 27, 12:00pm
Location: HRC Classroom, 012 East Pyne, Lower Level
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is powerful research tool that allows a person to capture, store, view, manipulate, analyze, manage, and display all forms of geographically referenced data. Princeton faculty, students and staff use GIS technology to manage resources, explore spatial relationships, and visualize change. This presentation will provide an introductory overview to the technology and its capabilities, and highlight the services and geographic data provided by the Library and OIT.
To register for this session: http://bit.ly/GISDataSets
Bill Guthe, GIS and Remote Sending Coordinator (OIT), helps faculty, staff and students use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite image processing software. Prior to joining OIT in 2000, he held a number of positions in New Jersey state government integrating GIS into environmental decision-making. With Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Princeton University Library GIS librarian, he provides training and ongoing support to GIS and remote sensing software users.
Tsering Wangyal Shawa is a GIS and Map Librarian at Princeton. He has widespread experience in selecting, creating, analyzing, and preserving geospatial data and maps. He holds degrees in the areas of library science, education, geography, and cartography. He was born in Tibet and has lived and taught geography and cartography to high school students in India, Nepal, Kenya, and undergraduate students at the University of Juba, Sudan.