2892 Louisville is the first of the 2892 Miles to Go programs, which now include sites in Louisville, St. Paul, Tulsa, Amarillo, and Hawaii. 2892 is supported by the National Geographic Society. The 2892 Louisville Educator Institute invites 30 JCPS educators to collaborate with Louisville storyteller, Lance G. Newman, to engage in community-based inquiry journeys, then co-design social justice, local action research projects to implement with students in classrooms throughout the fall. In partnership with University of Louisville Center for GIS, educators and students receive training and support in geo-inquiry, story-mapping, and other GIS tools to apply to individual projects. Additionally, Louisville Public Media partners with 2892 to loan "audio kits" to educators who are also interested in integrating audio storytelling projects into their classrooms.
About GIS Day:
GIS Day is an "international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society." UofL hosts GIS Day to build knowledge of GIS in our community and develop an understanding of our world.
The theme of GIS Day 2022: Inspiring Spatial Citizens is intended to empower a wide demographic to engage their spatial awareness as a powerful tool in the growth and betterment of our communities. Inspiring Spatial Citizens requires exposure across the many sectors of GIS and mapping work- from entrepreneurs to city data technicians to creative young people. Because we are all citizens of this world, and within smaller communities, we hope GIS Day inspires innovation, belonging, imagination, and revelation in each of our attendees.
The event will take place from 9:30-4 on November 16th, 2022. Register now to attend!
University of Louisville Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballrooms
9 AM – 12 PM, Welcome and Symposium
9:30-10 AM Andrew McKinney, ’08, Data Officer, Louisville Metro Government
10 AM- 10:30 AM Ashley Hitt, GISP, Vice President, GeoAnalytics, and Ashley Patterson, ’19, Senior Geospatial Technician at Connected Nation
10:45 AM – 12 PM Panel Discussion moderated by Shannon Bartlett, Chief DEI Officer of National Geographic Society, featuring 2892 Miles to Go Storytellers from across the U.S. including Lance G. Newman from Louisville, Kristi Orisayibi Williams from Tulsa, Whitney Aragaki from Hawai'i, and Melodie Graves from Amarillo.
12 PM – 2 PM, SAC Ballrooms - Lunch and networking!
Map gallery showcasing recent student, faculty, and staff applications of GIS and spatial analysis.
Tabling opportunities for local businesses in GIS, contact Laura if you are interested in having a table! ([email protected])
2 PM – 4 PM, SAC Ballrooms
Further programming, details coming soon!
What is the anticipated impact?
Traditionally, GIS Day operates with high representation from both public and private sector organizations in the Louisville area. This year those same representatives come together with artists, educators, entrepreneurs, city leaders, and students, widening our understanding of GIS applications and impressions of GIS practitioners.
How will the funding be used?
Funding supports our ability to serve a diverse audience of university community members, Jefferson County Public School teachers and students, and Louisville community members through events and extended educational programming. Funding helps defray event expenses and supports our ability to bring people from across the university and the local community together to give them tangible examples of how powerful GIS can be as a tool to identify and solve relevant societal issues.
2892 Miles to Go is supported by the National Geographic Society and operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Bluegrass Community Foundation.
We are so grateful for your support!