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Pictured: 3D fly-through created from drone captured imagery using photogrammetry and point cloud data

GIS Day - November 18, 2021

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
End Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Event (Live Event on Microsoft Teams) 

Join the City and County of Denver’s 20th GIS Day celebration on Thursday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. GIS Day is a free event, open to the public, and does not require registration.

This year’s event will focus on GIS use at the City and County of Denver and real-world application by various city agencies and departments, including its use for equity, COVID-19, and redrawing of the City Council Districts. The event will showcase a wide range of GIS products, tools, and applications from the city’s GIS community. The format will be a moderated lightning talk with Q&A for each speaker. There will be a drawing for five individual ArcGIS for Personal Use licenses. Personal Use licenses are valued at $100 and provide access to a full range of ArcGIS capabilities.

GIS Day is an international event that recognizes geography’s importance, advances in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, and recent spatial analysis successes. GIS is used to map and analyze data to understand our world and effectively make decisions.

Doug Genzer
(720) 913-4839 


10:00 a.m. - GIS Day Kick-Off

  • Opening remarks by David Edinger (CIO City of Denver Technology Services)

10:15 a.m. - GIS Lightning Talks

  • Houses in Motion: Using 3-D Web Scenes for Building Height Planning in West Denver - Grant Garstka (Community Planning and Development)
  • GIS and City Council Redistricting
    Steve Sharp (Denver Elections Division), Kathie Zehren & Doug Genzer (Technology Services - Data, Tools & Governance)
  • Esri Social Equity Analysis Solution: A Sneak Peak
    Rachel Galton (Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation), Michael Brown (Esri)
  • GIS Guiding Strategies and Investments in Denver Human Services: The DHS Index
    Dr. Lisa Piscopo (Denver Human Services - DHS Financial and Strategic Analysis)
  • 2D Stormwater Model Standardization
    Jennifer Williams (Department of Transportation and Infrastructure - Project Delivery Administration, Build-Infrastructure)
  • Mapping DEDO's COVID-19 Relief Aid
    Austin Smith (Denver Economic Development & Opportunity - Data and Technology Team)
  • Using Drones for Inspections, Capturing Infrastructure, and Creating Fly-throughs
    Jim Casey (Department of Transportation and Infrastructure – Transportation Operations) and Joe Mirabile (Denver Parks and Recreation)