Offered on the ODU campus since 2008, GIS Day provides a forum for GIS users to demonstrate real-world applications in our society. It is an educational event to promote GIS applications and education in the communities at different levels. It is held on the third Wednesday of November each year, during Geography Awareness Week, a geographic literacy initiative sponsored by the National Geographic Society and includes professional presentations, panel discussions with GIS professionals, and a Student Map Competition.
Our Student Map Competition is among students who submit a poster demonstrating their capabilities in geospatial techniques. Not every student wins an award. In the past we issued first-, second- and third-place awards for each level: graduate and undergraduate. In 2019, we had different award categories, e.g., best scientific content, best map design, best poster design, most novel application, & most innovative methodology for undergraduate and graduate students combined. Below is a collection of several maps/posters created for GIS Day.
The objective of this research project is to analyze the interlocking fields of fire from the field artillery positions around the Bastion known as Fort Monroe located in Hampton Virginia. The research project will allow for the visualization of the artillery positions around the fort in one overview, as well as line of sight analysis from each artillery position within the moat. An analysis and line of sight for the artillery positions outside of the fort was also conducted. The 12 Inch M1895 and M1900 disappearing guns were the largest guns used at the fort and fired a projectile that weighed over a thousand pounds with the main gun weighing approximately 115,000 pounds. This gun had the capability to fire a projectile approximately 16,800 meters in distance and was operated by hand (Weinert,1990).
According to The Norfolk Environmental Commission, the City of Norfolk may contain thousands of abandoned Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), most often used for storing petroleum at filling stations or for fuel oils (such as kerosene) for homes and businesses, which represent a hazard to the City of Norfolk and its surrounding environment (Norfolk Environmental Commission , 2018)....
The focus of this project is to create a database of USTs, maps to more easily track tank locations, provide analysis of areas where leaks are more likely to occur and the possible environmental concerns surrounding those areas, and create a web map application that will be both informative and useful to tank inspection reporting in the field for the City of Norfolk.
Map displays the type and number of structures impacted by flood water from a Category 4 hurricane.