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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. 

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

 November 18, 2015

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 FHSU Geosciences Department is hosting guest speakers, workshops, and demonstrations that will illustrate how GIS impacts careers in areas such as: agriculture, 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 and public service, Mr. Mark Allen of Enertech Corporation. During lunch (pizza!), participating students can visit with all of the guests to learn more about applications in GIS and career opportunities. 

 

MORNING SESSIONS

 8:00 - 9:00    GIS Lab Open House  - Tomanek Hall 121

9:00 - 10:15  "Getting Started with GIS" - Tomanek Hall 121

  • A hands-on workshop in both using and applying GIS available at FHSU. Instructors are GIS advanced course students and FHSU faculty Dr. R. Lisichenko and Dr. T. Schafer.

10:30 - 12:00 "Drone Flight Date Applications for GIS" - Tomanek Hall 121

  • Special presentation and demonstration by FHSU Alumni and entrepreneurs, Beau Dealy and Curtis Moore of Apis Remote Sensing Systems. Come view a drone flight data collection demonstration followed by a short presentation on applications of GIS and remote sensing technologies as well as examples of processed imagery.

  

 LUNCH

 12:00 - 1:15 Lunch (for presenters & attendees) - Tomanek Hall 217

  • RSVP required to geosciences@fhsu.edu

 

 AFTERNOON SESSIONS

1:30 - 3:00 "GIS Data for Public Service" - Memorial Union, Stouffer Lounge

  • Special presentation by Mr. Mark Allen, President of Enertech Corporation.

3:00 - 3:20  GIS Day Appreciation closing ceremony - Memorial Union, Stouffer Lounge

  • Guest speaker, Alumni, and Donor Appreciation closing ceremony with special announcement.

 


 

What is GIS, What is GIS Day, and Why celebrate?


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.

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