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Library Explores the Role of GIS in Addressing Humanitarian Disasters

Release Date: 09 Nov 2022

Library Explores the Role of GIS in Addressing Humanitarian Disasters
GIS Day 2022 Includes Experts from Government, Academic, Nonprofit and Private Sectors

The Library of Congress will highlight the role that geospatial data and GIS technologies can play in creating positive change in the face of global humanitarian challenges to mark GIS Day on Nov. 16. Geography enthusiasts, teachers, students and professionals celebrate GIS Day across the globe with community events to highlight the benefits of geospatial science and technology in addressing the world’s challenges. 

This year’s GIS Day at the Library will be a virtual event on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. ET. Attendees will have the chance to hear from geospatial experts across several sectors, including nonprofit, government, academia and the private sector. Experts will share how they use GIS and geospatial technologies in their work and the importance of GIS in serving urgent humanitarian causes around the world.

GIS Day 2022 at the Library of Congress: Exploring Humanitarian GIS 

Speakers for the event include:

  • Matthew Gibb, Maxar Technologies
  • Miriam Gonzalez, GeoChicas/Humanitarian Open Street Map
  • Carrie Stokes, chief geographer, USAID
  • Edson Utazi, University of Southampton/WorldPop

The program will premiere on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. ET on both the Library’s YouTube page and website. Presentations will also be available for viewing at a later day.

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Media Contact: Leah Knobel,

PR 22-100
ISSN 0731-3527

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