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Idaho State University GIS Day Celebration set for Nov. 16

November 1, 2011
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University's annual GIS Day celebration is set for Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rendezvous Complex Suites A, B and C and this year includes a new track focusing upon cyberinfrastructure and super computers.

The event will include food, a raffle, GIS demonstrations and presentations. This event is free and open to the public.

"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 GIS Day Chili Cook-off will be back for the seventh year running. Participants can sample the delicious fare and vote for their favorite. Cornbread and drinks will be provided from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Presentation topics include "Supercomputers: A Primer," "Climate Change Impacts on Water Rights," "Using GPS to Analyze Behavior of Domestic Sheep," "Spatial analysis of Tuberculosis Deaths in Washington, D.C., 1898-1901," "GIS Software for Accessing, Visualization and Modeling LiDAR Data" and "Integrating Social Attitudes and GIS: The LineSiter Application."

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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