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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.
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. On November 20, 2013 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 members of the disaster response team from the Kansas Adjutant General's Office, tours of the state's mobile GIS disaster response vehicle, and a specialist in Community Geography from Syracuse University. During lunch (pizza!), students can visit with all of the guests to learn more about career opportunities.
9:30 - 11:30 Who Uses GIS? Tomanek Hall 121
11:30 - 1:30 Kansas Emergency Response GIS Vehicle Presentations and Tours Location: Parking Lot East Side of Tomanek Hall
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch (for presenters & attendees) Tomanek Hall 217
1:30 - 3:00 Why GIS is Important? Memorial Union, Stouffer Lounge
3:00 - 4:00 Hands-on Seminar Forsyth Library 116
3:00 - 5:00 Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration Memorial Union, Ballroom