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GIS Day is an international day of recognition for users of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  At Bloomberg School of Public Health, GIS day includes a poster session which invites faculty, students, and staff to share their experiences in GIS and highlight spatial analysis at the school, across the university, and in the greater Baltimore community. Attendants learn how spatial analysis is being integrated into our health research and practice.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.  If you have any questions for the Center or spatial-related events you'd like us to consider posting, please email

Past Events

GIS Day 2023 - November 15, 2023

Dr. Maggie Sugg of Appalachian State University presented, "Geospatial Insights into Youth Mental Health." Check out the recording

GIS Day 2022 - November 16, 2022

Dr. Valorie Crooks of Simon Fraser University presented, "Exploring the potential of integrating qualitative methods into GIS public health research." Check out the recording

Virtual GIS Day 2021 - November 17, 2021

Check out our recordings of the Featured Speakers session and the Lightning Talks session. 

Baltimore Transit Equity Solidarity Day- December 21, 2020

SSPHC was pleased to be a supporter of Baltimore Transit Equity Solidarity Day, organized by the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition (BTEC), where we celebrated and thanked essential workers, discussed the inequities facing Baltimore public transit, heard from transit equity leaders at a virtual rally, and demanded the creation of a Baltimore Regional Transit Authority with a petition. #TransitEquitySolidarityDay

Virtual GIS Week 2020- November 17-19th, 2020

Amid the pandemic, our 2020 GIS event was expanded into sessions over multiple days in an entirely virtual format, increasing access to presenters and participants across the country.  Check out the keynote address, panel sessions, and lightning talks which took place and find the available recordings here

GIS Day 2019- November 13th, 2019

In addition to the lunchtime poster session, GIS Day added two keynote speakers this year, which began at 10am.  Bill Wheaton, of Sandhill Geospatial, LCC, presented "A Simulated Dataset of EHCO Participants with Realistic GIS and Demographic Characteristics: A Resource for Analytical Methods Development" and Jeffery Allenby, director of Conservation Technology at Chesapeake Conservancy, presented "The Natural Efficient Frontier: Leveraging Technology to Identify Conservation and Restoration Priorities."

GEOMED- August 27-29th, 2019

SSPHC members attended a conference in Glasgow, Scotland to advance methods and applications of spatial statistics in public health research. Posters presented included: Site-Specific Variation in Global Cognition and Toxic Environmental Exposure (presented by Anne E Corrigan); Adjusted, non-Euclidean cluster detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Chesapeake Bay (Anton Kvit)

Small Area Estimation and Spatial Statistics Group Meeting- December 6th, 2018

SSPHC research data analyst Anton Kvit presented on "Adjusted, non-Euclidean cluster detection of V. parahaemolyticus in the Chesapeake Bay." SAESS, a working research group hosted jointly by the Department of Biostatistics and Department of Epidemiology via SSPHC, has regular meetings featuring presentations related to small area estimation, spatial and spatiotemporal statistics. 

GIS Day 2018 - November 14, 2018

You may view some of the posters presented at this year's event here. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with this event in the future please contact 

Spatial Data Resources for Baltimore - October 23, 2018

Hosted by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, SSPHC research data analysts Anton Kvit and Anne E Corrigan presented on spatial data resources in Baltimore. This event was held from 12:15 - 1:20pm in W5008.  You can view the slides from the presentation or go directly to the links they provided for spatial data resources.

GIS Day 2017 - November 15, 2017

Take a look at a sample of the posters presented at the 2017 GIS day.

GIS Day 2016 - November 16, 2016

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