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GIS and Spatial Modeling for the Undergraduate Social Science Curriculum

June 18-23, 2007: Columbus, OH

Participants should arrive in Columbus on Sunday, June 17th.
Departure is on Saturday, June 23rd.

Arriving in Columbus:

Driving directions to The Ohio State University campus are available at:
Driving directions to the on-campus housing check-in facility (Royer Tower) are available at:
If you are flying into Port Columbus International airport, it is recommended that you take a taxi to the OSU campus (approximately $35 one-way).

On-Campus Housing

Workshop participants have the option of staying in dormitory housing on the Ohio State University campus during the duration of the workshop.

For more information about the on-campus housing from Conference Services, including parking information, please see this FAQ site:

Each room is air-conditioned with 2 twin beds, a private bathroom, study room with desk, chair and lamp for each resident, telephone, and at least one lounge chair (linens are provided).

You have a choice of the following 2 options:

private room: $364 (full week)
double room: $182 (each occupant, full week)

Please note that the full weekly rate of 7 days is more cost-effective than the rate for 6 days. Dorm rooms are currently reserved for dates June 17-24, for a one-week payment; extra nights are not guaranteed at this point.

To reserve an on-campus dormitory room, please e-mail your check-in/check-out dates and your preference for a shared or private room to the SPACE workshop assistant, Tim Hawthorne at If necessary, also indicate the name of a preferred roommate.

Please also note that you will need to pay in full as you check in. You can pay by cash, credit card (Visa/Mastercard), or check (made payable to the Ohio State University).

Off-Campus Hotels

Adjacent to campus:

University Plaza
*Please mention that you are with the Ohio State SPACE workshop when
making your reservation to receive the discounted rate of $97.00 plus tax.
3110 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43202
(877) 677-5292
Complementary shuttle to/from OSU campus (Department of Geography is 2.35 miles away) is available.
Complementary airport shuttle is also available.

The Hampton Inn
501 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Please call 614-559-2000

The Hampton Inn is located 2.1 miles south of Derby Hall and right off the COTA bus route to campus. *Please mention that you would like the Ohio State University discounted rate when making your reservations to receive the reduced rate of $98 for 1 person or $108 for 2 people. These rooms are not guaranteed and should be reserved as soon as possible to ensure this discounted rate.


On Monday, we will start at 8:30am with breakfast in Room 1080 of Derby Hall, located in the OSU Geography Department.


If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact the workshop coordinator, Dr. Mei-Po Kwan: or Tel # 614-292-9465.

Thank you. Have a great week!

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