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. 

GISDay Logo at Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University, Department of Geosciences is hosting its annual GIS Day celebration, and all are welcome to join us!

 November 19, 2014

 

GIS Day Events - "Discovering the World through GIS"

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 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. This year in celebration of GIS Day the Geosciences Department is hosing guest speakers and demonstrations that will illustrate how GIS impacts careers in areas such as: business, environmental studies, community service, intelligence, disaster response, urban planning, and science areas like the petroleum industry. Special guest presenters include a specialist in utilizing GIS in industry, Mr. Rusell Chile of Contract Land Staff in Texas. During lunch (pizza!), participating students can visit with all of the guests to learn more about career opportunities. 

 

9:30 - 3:00 What is special about the GIS Lab at FHSU (GIS Lab Open House)? - Tomanek Hall 121

9:30 - 10:20 "Careers in GIS/Geospatial Technologies" - Rarick Hall 201

  • Special presentation for students interested in careers utilizing GIS and other related Technologies by Dr. R. Lisichenko, FHSU Geosciences

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (for presenters & attendees) - Tomanek Hall 217

 1:30 - 2:20 "GIS in the ROW Industry" - Memorial Union, Stouffer Lounge

  • Special presentation by Mr. Russell Chile, GIS Manager at Contract Land Staff,  illustrating GIS applications in building business plans. This presentation will utilize GIS Software with real world GIS Data to illustrate and educate participants on the benefits of including GIS in business planning.

 

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