GIS Day logoGeographic Information System (GIS) software is available for faculty, staff and students at SJSU. Join us for SJSU GIS Day where we will review available resources and discuss new features, showcase faculty and student research projects that use GIS applications, and make connections to build our GIS Community. 

2018 SJSU GIS Day will take place on November 14 from Noon to 2pm in Student Union Meeting Rooms 3A/B.

Participate in the SJSU GIS Day Story Map Competition.

Download the SJSU GIS Day event flyer and SJSU GIS Day Story Map competition flyer.


12:00 p.m.  Welcome and Introduction to the Day
Jennifer Redd, eCampus Director

12:10 p.m.  ESRI Story Maps and Competition Winners Announced
Richard Kos, Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Member
Jennifer Redd, eCampus Director

12:30 p.m.  Urban and Regional Planning Student Story Map Project Showcase

12:45 p.m.  Evidence for an active and evolving left-stepping San Andreas fault (Mission Creek fault strand) from the Little San Bernardino Mountains to Yucaipa Ridge.
Jesse Waco, Geology MA Student
This thesis presentation will discuss how to create geologic maps and cross-sections using ArcMAP.

1:00 p.m.  Geography Student Introductions
Maureen Kelley, Geography Faculty Member and eCampus GIS Workshop Instructor

1:05 p.m.  Stay Away From MLK: A Spatial Analysis of Police Blotter Incidents on the SJSU Campus
Vincent Salazar, Geography MA Student
(Please see full description below)

1:20 p.m.  Maritime Traffic and Marine Protected Areas in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Drew Smith, Geography MA Student
(Please see full description below)

1:35 p.m.  Adobe Creative Cloud and GIS
James Morgan, Art and Art History Faculty Member and  eCampus Adobe Workshop Instructor

1:45 p.m.  Building Community and Next Steps
Jennifer Redd, eCampus Director

2:00 p.m.  Event Concludes

Program Descriptions


Presenter: Vincent Salazar

Title: Stay Away From MLK: A Spatial Analysis of Police Blotter Incidents on the SJSU Campus

Abstract: I created this map using data from the UPD's police blotter which publishes monthly reports of incidents. After gathering data from 2017, I sorted all the police blotter incidents by location and found the incidents consistently happen at specific areas on campus. A total of 67 locations on campus were analyzed in this project. For example, 256 out of 821 incidents occurred in the MLK Library, resulting in 31.8% of the total number of incidents. Next, the Student Union and the North Garage were responsible for 5.24% and 4.75% of incidents. Interestingly, 45 out of the 67 locations sampled in this project experienced less than 1% of crime. Also, I used graduated circles to symbolize police blotter incidents on campus which clearly shows that the police blotter incidents occur more often at the MLK Library than anywhere else on campus. Furthermore, I would classify this map as a propaganda map because it is designed to persuade the audience, using statistical data, that the MLK Library is the location on campus that requires the most police intervention.


Presenter: Drew Smith

Title: Maritime Traffic and Marine Protected Areas in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Abstract: San Francisco Bay has long been a maritime epicenter of national and global importance, facilitating trade and connectivity with the world. The Bay and its vicinity, though ecologically sensitive, serves host to vast amounts of shipping traffic annually. Modern seagoing vessels broadcast their location and voyage information using the Automatic Identification System (AIS). This AIS data has been used to map maritime traffic in San Francisco Bay at sea during December 2014. This allows us to explore the relationship between economically important maritime activity and environmentally sensitive protected areas.



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