About this Event
GIS Day is an annual international event with the goal of spreading awareness about Geographic Information Systems, mapping, and spatial thinking. This year, the River Campus Libraries is looking at urban heat.
According to the City of Rochester's Climate Change Resilience Plan, "Cities are hotter than rural areas because things like roads, buildings, and parking lots absorb and hold heat. This ‘urban heat island’ effect can lead to increased heat exhaustion and respiratory illnesses."
Join the RCL to learn how to create maps showing how higher temperatures can disproportionately affect demographic factors using ArcGIS online and transfer them to compelling Story Maps.
This is a hybrid event, with light refreshments in person. Please bring your laptops and register for the Zoom link.