Learn to harness the power of geospatial data

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, join Notre Dame as we celebrate GIS Day. This annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives and the lives of those around us will include workshops, lunch, and lightning presentations. GIS Day will take place in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, 246 Hesburgh Library.

Notre Dame GIS Specialists & Co-Organizers

Milan Budhathoki

Milan Budhathoki is the GIS Specialist for the CRC/CSSR. Milan provides technical input to geospatial data users. He is specialized in GIS analysis, spatial data management, web GIS and server applications, and remotely sensed data processing. He is also a certified FAA Part 107 remote pilot and flies UAS (small Unmanned Aerial System) for research related aerial photography.

Milan has a lab, ND-GAL (Geospatial Analysis Laboratory), at Innovation Park. ND-GAL is established in the Center for Research Computing in collaboration with the Environmental Change Initiative to connect the Notre Dame community with geospatial services. For more information about ND-GAL visit:

Matthew Sisk

Matthew Sisk is the GIS Librarian in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship. He received his Ph.D. in Paleolithic Archaeology from Stony Brook University in 2011 and has worked extensively in GIS-based archaeology and ecological modeling. Some of Matthew’s current research is focused on assessing the spatial scale of urban lead exposure. In the CDS, his primary role is to assist Notre Dame students and faculty with general GIS questions, satellite imagery analysis, workflow automation, coding, and data curation. He also teaches a series of workshops and a credit bearing course on these topics.

GIS Resources on Campus