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GIS Day at FHSU

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. 

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

November 15, 2017

This year in celebration of GIS Day, the FHSU Geosciences Department is hosting a guest speaker, open house, and workshop that will help with understanding how GIS impacts our daily lives as well as career opportunities in GIS Fields. During lunch (pizza!), participating students can visit with guest speakers and GIS specialists to learn more about applications in GIS and career opportunities. Students, faculty, staff, as well as the public are invited to participate.

MORNING SESSION

11:00 - 12:00 Basics of GIS Workshop - Tomanek Hall 121

  • This workshop hosted by FHSU Faculty members Dr. Richard Lisichenko and Dr. Tom Schafer will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn how to utilize GIS to analyze patterns in the world and data around you.

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

  • RSVP required to geosciences@fhsu.edu.
  • Enjoy free pizza for all GIS Day participants and an opportunity to ask any additional questions you may have about applications of GIS, career opportunities, and building personal skills in GIS.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
1:30 - 2:30 "GIS in Kansas, Projects and Careers" – Tomanek Hall 121

  • Special presentation by The Director of the Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC), Ken Nelson, will be presenting on the on-going DASC projects in Kansas. Additionally, this special presentation will provide information on prospects for GIS applications and GIS careers in Kansas

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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