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GIS (Geographic Information Systems) have transformed almost every aspect of society by providing the means to spatially describe and analyze our environment. Whether at the local, regional, national, or global scale, GIS provides the tools to solve spatial problems and find solutions.
GIS Day is a grassroots global event that was introduced in 1999 to enhance public awareness of the substantial contributions of GIS technology to our lives. Once again, Fort Hays State University will participate with an open house, presentations, demonstrations, and workshops. Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to learn about GIS and how to use it.
"The Spatial Advantage" - 2012 GIS Day Events
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9:00-12:00 GIS Lab Open HouseLocation: Tomanek Hall 121
9:00-10:30 GIS WorkshopsLocation: Tomanek Hall 121
10:30-3:00 pm - Kansas Emergency Response GIS Vehicle Tours of the KS Adjutant General's Emergency Respons GIS Vehicle (PIGI) and technology demonstrations will be conducted by the KS GIS Rapid Response team. This vehicle is amazing to see, for an energizing start to the morning plan to be on site at 10:30 to watch the set up of this vehicle...don't be late, it does not take long to get everything set and running!Location: Parking lot in front (east side) of Tomanek Hall
11:00-11:30 am - Drone Flight Demonstration - Steven GrafLocation: South Side of Tomanek Hall
12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch Free pizza! for those who are attending events and presentations.Location: TH 217
1:00-3:00 pm - Presentations by Professional GIS Users and FHSU Alumni working in related fieldsLocation: TH 1213:00-5:30 pm - Geocaching EventDon't miss out on this fun event. This is a one day Geocaching event consisting of six caches. Participants will have from 3:00 am - 5:30 pm to find all six caches. The partial coordinates and hint for the first cache will be posted here at 3:00 pm the day of the event. To participate do one of the following (1) sign-in on the event log located in the Geosciences Department Office, TH 233 and pick up the clue sheet (2) Participate in the GAW Treasure Quest and get a head start and extra clues for this event (3) check out this page the at 3:00 for the first clue and go from there. The objective is to use the provided coordinates to find a specific cache location and then solve the riddle/clue at that location to find the hidden box. There are six total caches to find. In each of the caches there are poker ships, take one from each cache you find. Each chip is worth one chance in a drawing for prizes. If you complete all six caches your chances double!
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