GIS Day: Focused on Solving Contemporary Problems

GISDay2011_350The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, together with ESRI – a leading geographic information systems (GIS) company, is sponsoring its annual GIS Day on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in the McEniry lobby from noon to 2 p.m. Graduate students will present their research right after that, at 2 p.m.

In anticipation of GIS Day, Dr. Alan Murray, a Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, will give a lecture on Tuesday November 15, McEniry 124 at 12.30 p.m. on “The use of GIS in addressing important contemporary planning problems.”

Food will be provided at both events.

Murray’s talk provides a brief discussion and description of GIS (geographic information systems). A number of important planning problems will be discussed, including emergency services, school districting, forest management and crime hotspot detection. Murray will detail how specific GIS functionality is needed, and the substantive interpretation of analytical findings.

The events will address GIS technology, job opportunities, courses offered in the Geography and Earth Sciences Department and the latest research development on Mobile and Web-based GIS.

The attached flyer (GIS Day 2011) summarizes the event.

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