GIS Day @ University of Idaho

GIS Day

Geoprivacy and the Ethics of Location

November 16, 2022

Clearwater Room (and Online!)
Idaho Student Union Building
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho

GIS Day @ University of Idaho is a free event that brings together scholars, students, professionals, businesses, and the public to discuss geospatial technologies and demonstrate their many uses. This year's theme is Geoprivacy and the Ethics of Location, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Dara Seidl to explore this vital topic. Admission is free and open to everyone. The sessions will take place on Wednesday, Nov 16th, 2022 as a hybrid event hosted at Clearwater / Whitewater room of the Idaho Student Union Building and streaming live via Zoom.

Please contact Bruce Godfrey (bgodfrey@uidaho.edu, 208-292-1407) with any questions.


Schedule of Events

GIS Day @ U of I 2022 is a hybrid event taking place on November 16th in the Clearwater / Whitewater room (on the second floor of the Idaho Student Union Building) and live streaming via Zoom. Times are given in Pacific Time (PST). Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Wednesday, Nov 16th, 2022

Draft schedule is subject to change!

9:15 am - 10:00 am
Whitewater Room and Zoom

Geoprivacy and GIS: Avenues for Engagement

Dara Seidl (Associate Professor of Geographic Information Systems, Colorado Mountain College)
Presenting virtually

Keynote presentation

GIS Day 2022 will mark twenty years since the release of Mark Monmonier’s influential book on geospatial technology and privacy, Spying with Maps. What has changed in the geoprivacy world in the last twenty years? How have perceived geoprivacy risks from two decades ago panned out, and what new directions and concerns have emerged? This talk will identify evolving practices in the collection and stewardship of sensitive location data and address a lingering concern: how to engage future purveyors of spatial data in cultivating geoprivacy.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Dara Seidl is a geographer and GIS scientist who loves to help students effectively capture, produce, analyze, display, and communicate geographic data. She is passionate about incorporating ethics into geography education. Her scholarly research centers on geoprivacy, which is the right of individuals to control their personal location data. She was named a 2019-2020 EthicalGEO Fellow by the American Geographical Society to develop an educational toolbox of short films on geoprivacy. She regularly published on cartographic techniques to protect privacy in mapping and societal reactions to personal location collection.

10:20 am - 11:00 am
Whitewater Room and Zoom

Short Talks - Morning

TBA

Ten minute presentations highlighting recent geospatial-related work

Presenters from across the geospatial, GIS, and drone community will give 10-minute presentations highlighting their recent work.

11:20 am - 11:45 am
Whitewater Room and Zoom

Location sharing and geoprivacy preservation

Grant McKenzie (Assistant Professor of Spatial Data Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Invited special topics presentation

Concern over the privacy of one’s personal location is at an all-time high, yet the desire to share our lives with friends, family, and the public persists. Current approaches to sharing personal location information is often limited to sharing a single spatial resolution with all individuals, regardless of relation, and with little control over how this content is shared. In this talk I propose a set of design goals and a design pattern for sharing personal location information that are realized through a prototype mobile web application called PrivyTo.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Whitewater Room

Lunch

Pizza will be available in Whitewater room. Please register in advance to help us judge numbers.

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Whitewater Room and Zoom

Short Talks - Afternoon 1

TBA

Ten minute presentations highlighting recent geospatial-related work

Presenters from across the geospatial, GIS, and drone community will give 10-minute presentations highlighting their recent work.

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Whitewater Room and Zoom

Invited speaker

TBA

Invited special topics presentation

2:25 pm - 3:40 pm
Whitewater Room and Zoom

Short Talks - Afternoon 2

TBA

Ten minute presentations highlighting recent geospatial-related work

Presenters from across the geospatial, GIS, and drone community will give 10-minute presentations highlighting their recent work.

Content from past years' presentations, posters, and exhibits can be found in the GIS Day @ U of I Repository page

Register

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Sponsors

Each year a variety of entities generously provide financial contributions to help make this a successful event. The current list recognizes our 2022 supporters.

If you or your organization would like to become a sponsor of GIS Day at the University of Idaho please click the button above to learn how to make a donation.


Planning Committee Members

  • Bruce Godfrey - Chair (Library)
  • Lisa Jones (Plant Science)
  • Jason Karl (Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences)
  • Jeremy Kenyon (Library)
  • Felix Liao (Earth & Spatial Sciences)
  • Perri Moreno (Library)
  • Evan Williamson (Library)