Ventura College GIS

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World GIS DAY 

Friday, November 19, 2004 


Sponsored by: Ventura College, CIRGIS, and Tri-County GIS Users

2004 Major Vendor Support:

ESRI, Intermap, Nobel Systems, AirPhotoUSA, CIPE

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Michael Goodchild

Professor of GIS and Geography

University of California,

Santa Barbara

Registration (includes free lunch): Registration for 2004 is now open. Send an email to with the following information in your message:
    Name, Company/Organization, Address, Phone, Email
    Want lunch? Yes or No
    Will you bring a poster? Yes or No or Don't Know Yet? (You can decide later. If you do plan on bring a poster try to contact Paul Van Zuyle, before the conference. If you want to, you can just show up with the poster, but we may not have the best spot for it.)
If you would like lunch, please register by 5pm Tuesday, Nov. 16.
If you don't need lunch, you can register through Nov. 16 or just register on site on the 19st..

Interested in Presenting your GIS work via paper and/or poster? Contact Paul Van Zuyle
(Everyone please consider bringing a poster for the poster session.)

Are you a vendor who would like to show your products? Contact Dawn Robbins

2004 Vendor List (as of Nov. 2004):
ESRI (cosponsor), Center for Image Processing in Education (CIPE - cosponsor), Airphoto USA, Nobel Systems, Intermap, Applied Geodetics, GDMS, Hassan Kasraie, Ventura County, Anacapa GIS, Cyber City and some others who are in the process of confirming their participation.

General Information: contact: at Ventura College (for more detailed information on GISDay and the facilities, contact Steve Palladino.)

2004 Organizing Committee:
Steve Palladino, Ventura College:  805-654-6400 x1365
Paul Van Zuyle, City of Thousand Oaks:
Dawn Robbins, County of Ventura:  805-477-7162
Dave Endelman, City of Oxnard:
Jonna Engel, NOAA:
Mary Cook, AirPhoto USA:

Map to Ventura College's Science Building
Directions: Once you get to campus see map above.
From Ventura or farther north: Hwy 101 South to Hwy 126 East. Go east on Hwy 126 until the Victoria Ave exit (first exit!).  Left over freeway on Victoria until major light at Telegraph Road.  Left on Telegraph.  Ventura College will be on your right side after the 3rd light.
From Oxnard or farther south: Hwy 101 North to the Victoria Ave exit (2nd exit after the Santa Clara River Bridge).  Right on Victoria continue for a few miles until major light at Telegraph Road.  Left on Telegraph.  Ventura College will be on your right side after the 3rd light.


(Near Final Schedule)

Ventura College Sciences Building

8:00 - 8:45  Registration (Ventura College Science Building) (Registration will continue through the day).

(Special Ocean Explorer Program Teachers will meet after registration at 8:20 in room SCI 116)

8:45 - 10:00  Welcome & Keynote (SCI 222)
    Featured Speaker: Dr. Michael Goodchild - Topic “Is GIS becoming mainstream?”
Professor of GIS and Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mike is arguably the most influential GIS academic in the world. His list of publications and accomplishments is extensive and includes inclusion as a member of National Academy of Sciences. It is an honor to have him come and share with us his is vision on where GIS is going.

10:00 - 4:00 Vendor Exhibits (SCI 113 and SCI 119)
Vendors can begin to set up at 8am. GIS Day Participants are encouraged to visit exhibits all through the day.

10:00 - 12:30 Breakout Sessions: GIS Application Examples (SCI 116, SCI 222, SCI 221)
Presentations by GIS users from around the Tri-County area. (see detailed Schedule at event)

12:30 - 1:15 Lunch (Science building loading dock, around the corner from SCI 116)
Free for pre-registrants (see top of this page).

1:15 - 1:45 Poster Session (Breezeway between SCI 119 and Loading Dock.) Judging until 3:00, awards at 3:30.
Poster presentations with maps that show how GIS is used to manage parks, map oil pipelines, do city planning, and the like. (Posters will be up all day until 3:45)

1:45 - 3:30 Sponsor Presentations  (SCI 222) - Come join our sponsors as they showcase the use of their GIS products.
    1:45 - 2:15 Nobel Systems
    2:15 - 2:45 ESRI - 3D Analyst, ArcGlobe and Tricks & Tips
    2:45 - 3:15 Intermap

3:15 - 3:30 Poster Session Awards, Raffle, Cookies (Breezeway)

Hands on Computer Lab/Sponsor Presentation (SCI 113)
3:30 – 4:00 Working with tools for high resolution Air Photography, Mary Hurley, AirPhotoUSA

4:00 – 5:00 Special Activity: NSF Ocean Explorers program Closing Session (SCI 116)
Contact if you are interested in this program. Ocean explorers program participants can find a detailed schedule of the Ocean Explorer sessions at

For more information contact Steve Palladino, Ventura College, 805-654-6400 x1365,

Ventura College GIS webpage

Last updated November 15, 2004