As part of GIS Day activities on the UMN Twin Cities campus on Wednesday, November 19th, Dr. Michael Goodchild gave the second annual Borchert Lecture. This lecture honors the late John Borchert, University of Minnesota Regents Professor in Geography and member of the U.S. National Academy of Science. Dr. Goodchild, Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara and also a member of the National Academy of Science, spoke to a diverse group of attendees on "Geographic Information in the World of Web 2.0" in the Coffman Theater. For more information about Dr. Goodchild, visit his web site.
Jack Dangermond, founder and president of ESRI, the world's leading GIS software company, received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, April 2. Dangermond also delivered the inaugural John Borchert Lecture, in honor of the late John Borchert, University of Minnesota Regents Professor in Geography and member of the U.S. National Academy of Science. View the University News Service press release.