Students, professionals gather at Georgian for GIS Day Nov. 12
November 07, 2014

GIS Day is Nov. 12, 2014

GIS Day is Nov. 12, 2014

Georgian College joins with the County of Simcoe to host GIS Day at the Barrie Campus Nov. 12. The 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.

GIS lets users visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns and trends. This is the third annual event hosted by Georgian and Simcoe County.

More than 200 people – professionals from many sectors and Georgian students learning to use GIS – will gather for technical presentations, poster sessions and networking opportunities. Participants include representatives from municipalities, utilities, nature conservancies, First Nations, CFB Borden, health services, software and hardware vendors, consultants as well as other private and public sector organizations and students from Lakehead (Orillia) and Georgian College.

Georgian faculty and students studying GIS are invited to mix and mingle as well as present some of the projects they have worked on in class or during their co-op terms. They include two groups of Environmental Technology students who will make presentations.