These Aren't Old-School Maps: See What's New on Geographic Information Systems Day
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Libraries, the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies and the student chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing will celebrate Geographic Information Systems Day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Mullins Library.
Geographic Information Systems technology transforms how people view information by linking the geography or location of a place with multiple layers of descriptive data. Working with superimposed data brings a new perspective to researchers working in fields as varied as marketing, health and emergency services, agriculture, archaeology, environmental science, energy and sustainability. People can gain fresh perspectives by working with maps and data provided through a geographic information system.
Geographic Information Systems Day is an international event that promotes the importance of geography in research, education and decision-making. The event will feature presentations and demonstrations by GIS specialists that illustrate real-world applications of GIS technology. The event is free and open to the public.
Presentation topics include agricultural applications of GIS, GIS for political science, watershed analysis, GIS for art history, tools for automating GIS data quality control and an overview of the University of Arkansas online certificate in geospatial technologies.
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