Jacksonville University GIS Conference Hosted at Jacksonville University

About the conference

The Jacksonville University GIS conference is a regional conference that highlights cutting edge research conducted by our students and faculty in the field of geographic information systems (GIS), with a focus on environmental issues.

Guided by a diverse group of faculty, the conference allows students to engage in the multifaceted process of research and presentation. Undergraduate students will connect with local and regional GIS organizations as well as law enforcement agencies and legal experts, design conference materials, and disseminate conference proceedings. In addition to being a critical part in operations, students will also highlight their own research in special sessions held throughout the conference and connect with industry leaders in their respective fields. 

Where: Jacksonville University, main location

When: Friday April 8, 2022 from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Take a look at our program. 

Who's involved? 

  • Students in each of these classes will play a role in the conference, from research presentations to organization of sessions and dissemination of conference proceedings.
    • GEOG 250TI - Introduction to GIS
    • GEOG/SOC/POL 341WI -Writing in the Social Sciences
    • GEOG 355 - Python Programming for ArcGIS Pro
    • GEOG 455 - Advanced Applications for GIS
    • SUST 480WS - Sustainability Capstone
  • Faculty mentors:

    • Dr. Ashley Johnson (faculty coordinator)
      • Department of Sustainability, Geography, and Environmental Planning 
    • Dr. Ray Oldakowski (course designer)
      • Department of Sustainability, Geography, and Environmental Planning
    • Professor Shelley Grant (faculty coordinator and editor)
      • Department of Sociology

  • Industry guests:

    • St. Johns Riverkeeper
    • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
    • Jacksonville Transportation Authority
    • Jacksonville Sherrif's Office
    • Gemini Engineering
    • Cordell Technologies
    • Hanson Professional Services
    • Frontier Precision


Recent Projects


Title Abstract Author Type
Dasymetric Mapping of Duval County Abstract Richard Uphoff Presentation
The Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico Abstract Elizabeth Johnson Presentation
Analysis of Biofuels Abstract Carley Kelso Presentation
Tin Modeling for Flood Plain Analysis Abstract Jackson Roberts Presentation
A Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Stray Dogs and Cats in Duval County Abstract Kait Bowers Presentation
An Analysis of Existing Public Transit Networks Abstract Mark Thompson Presentation
Vulnerability Analyisis of the Floridian and Surficial Aquifers Abstract Abigail Dischner Presentation
Food Deserts and Community Gardens in Northeast Florida Abstract Ethan Nazzaro Presentation
Mapping the Density of Stony Coral Tissue Loss in Florida Abstract Lauren Theis Presentation
Comparing Sea Grass Distribution and Impacts Affecting Density along the Florida Keys   Meghan Ross Poster
A Multidimensional Analysis of Harmful Algal Blooms Along the West Coast of Florida   Kait Bowers Poster
Using GIS to Plot the Suitability and Liklihood for Fossil Collection Sites in Montana   Ulises-Gabriel Sabato Poster