Glenn Conroy: “Using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Paleontological Explorations”

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010
Time Details: 6:00PM Cocktails
6:45PM Dinner
7:30PM Presentation
Location: See flyer for details


Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) comprise a powerful set of tools designed for the storage, retrieval, mapping, and analysis of geographic and other spatial data. Although GIS has found numerous applications in numerous and diverse studies – from hunting Osama bin Laden to studying the landscape of Mars, its application to paleontological exploration has been underutilized. In this presentation Conroy will show just a few of its many potential applications for paleontological explorations in remote badland areas. For example, interactive paleontological site maps can be easily generated based on attribute tables that can be queried by individual explorers based on any combination of fossil locality attributes; hyperlinked to relevant PDF and/or URL references for immediate retrieval of further detailed information about fossil specimens and/or localities; used to plan field logistics by mapping the accessibility of fossil localities; and used to characterize topographic features of sites of paleontological interest on both regional and local scales.

Walk-Ins Welcome: No
Reservation Deadline: April 1, 2010
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Member Dinner Ticket: $50
Guest Dinner Ticket: $55
Lecture Only Ticket: No

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