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Idaho State University World GIS Day Celebration set Nov. 14

Posted October 29, 2012

Idaho State University's annual World GIS Day celebration is set for Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rendezvous Complex Suites A, B and C.

This free event will feature exhibits with information about CyberGIS, supercomputing and other hands-on demonstrations.

World GIS Day will also include refreshments, a raffle, and GIS presentations by graduate students and faculty. The event is free and open to the public, and ISU will be celebrating along with several other universities and cities across the globe that day.

"World GIS Day offers everyone a chance to learn more about the fascinating field of Geographic Information Systems and how GIS is part of our everyday lives today," says Keith T. Weber, director of the ISU GIS Training and Research Center.

The World GIS Day chili cook-off will be back for the eighth year running. Participants can sample the delicious fare and vote for their favorite chili. Free cornbread, cookies, chili and drinks will be provided from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Presentation topics include "A Regional Project to Support Statewide Emergency Service Zones," "NASA RECOVER Wildfire Rehab Planning," "Geospatial Scanning," "gISU: ArcGIS Online for Organizations," "Creating 3D Visualizations," "Monitoring Tropical Alpine Lake Levels Using 3D Technology," "Multistate Control Point Database (MCPD)," "GNSS Trends and Trimble Hardware" and "Understanding The Influence of Livestock Guardian Dogs on Sheep Movement using GIS."

Community members planning to attend World GIS Day may park in the sectioned off part of the general parking lot near the Early Learning Center and Pond Student Union free of charge. Visitors may also purchase a $4 day pass at the information booth by the Administration Building that day.

For more information about GIS Day as well as a full schedule of events, go to http://giscenter.isu.edu/gisday/.

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