Thursday, November 8, 2012

GIS Day 2012: Discovering the World Through GIS

GIS Day 2012: Discovering the World Through GIS

On November 14, 2012 join in the worldwide celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

What is GIS? Watch UMD's GIS Day 2012 video HERE.

The Department of Geographical Sciences is sponsoring and hosting a day of activites, lectures and 'open houses' designed to showcase how faculty and researchers are using geographic information systems (GIS) technology to change, and save, our world.

GIS technology is used in a very wide range of industries, research and fields - including mobile technology, public health, mapping, emergency management, transportation and solar energy. Below is a listing of the events scheduled for GIS Day 2012 at the University of Maryland. We encourage you to attend as many activites as possible to learn about how this amazing technology is utilized!

Check out BSOS's GIS Day 2012 website for more information on the activities, events and lectures going on around campus!