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Mailing Address:

Geospatial Information Services 2145 Suttle Avenue Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:

Geospatial Information Services 2145 Suttle Avenue Charlotte, NC 28208

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

GIS Customer Service
704-336-6175

GIS Day 2015 Expo!   

 


GIS Day
is a grassroots event that formalizes the practice of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users and vendors of opening their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this important technology.
 
Internationally, the event is principally sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, the USGS, the Library of Congress, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and the Environmental Systems Research Institute.

Join industry professionals and the public to see how GIS technology affects you every day and is helping to make better business decisions, educate our children and improve the overall quality of life in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.
 
GIS Day 2015 Expo Events and Venues
  • Complimentary Refreshment Café for Attendees - (Morning Session)
  • GIS Exhibitors Hall – Spirit Square Atrium (All Day)
  • K-12 School GIS Project Presentations - McGlohon Theater (Morning Session)
  • National Geographic's Giant Traveling Map Exhibit! – All Day on the 2nd Floor Spirit Square
  • GIS Internet Applications Workshop - Middleton Gallery (Afternoon Session)
  • ESRI Story Maps - Middleton Gallery (Morning Session)
  • APPY Hour Showcase – Middleton Gallery (Morning Session)
  • Go Geocaching Uptown! – 2nd Floor Spirit Square (Morning and Afternoon Sessions)
  • Mapping Mecklenburg County Through the Years – Knight Gallery (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
  • Survey Seminar:  Continuing Education for Surveyors - McGlohan Theater (Afternoon Session)

GIS DAY 2015 Expo Materials for Organizing Your Day at the Event.
 
 
GIS Day 2015 Expo Welcome (9:30 AM Morning Plenary Session – McGlohon Theater)
 
Welcome - Ebenezer Gujjarlapudi, Land Use and Environmental Services Director


Keynote - Tom Hanchett, Staff Historian at the Levine Museum of the New South
Dr. Tom Hanchett is longtime historian with Levine Museum of the New South. He’s delved deeply into Charlotte’s evolving geography, from a book about the rise of segregation here — SORTING OUT THE NEW SOUTH CITY (UNC Press) — to a monthly Charlotte Observer column “Food From Home” that explores the surprising mixture of international eateries along Central Avenue, South Boulevard, and other corridors. Check out his website www.historysouth.org.
 
GIS in the Schools Project Showcase (10:00 AM Morning Session in McGlohon Theater)
 
GIS in schools 
Many schools and education groups in our community are adopting GIS Technology into their curriculum. GIS is helping our students to become better thinkers and more creative in solving both community and environmental problems. It is a technology tool that they can learn from and grow their knowledge academically for future professions.
 
The Morning Session of the GIS Day Expo will highlight local education groups and their GIS Projects that they have worked on.   Link to presentations.
 

Let ESRI Story Maps Tell the Story!  (10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM in the Middleton Gallery)

Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. Share a place you love. Make your case. Showcase your organization's plans and projects. Everyone has a story. What's yours? As part of ArcGIS, Esri Story Maps let you use the full power of the world's leading mapping and GIS platform to create your maps.
 
 

APPY Hour Technology Showcase (10:30 AM – 11:30 AM in the Middleton Gallery)
Short Demonstrations of Map Apps developed by City and County

City of Charlotte Capital Improvement Projects Dashboard System
Learn about the City of Charlotte’s Capital Projects Dashboard built on ArcGIS Online and Tableau, Keri Shearer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Stormwater Services

City of Charlotte Green Tour 
Darcy Everett, City of Charlotte Sustainability Coordinator

Mecklenburg County DSS Senior Adults Meals on Wheels Program
Bruce Smith (County GIS) and Kajal Patel (DSS)
 
CityGram
Jim Van Fleet and Jill Bjers (Charlotte Code for America Brigade)
 

National Geographic's Giant Traveling Map On-Site Exhibit (North America)
 
GIS Day Africa Map
National Geographic's Giant Traveling Maps tour the country's schools, bringing hands and feet-on geography education to tens of thousands of students each year. Designed to combat geographic illiteracy by igniting students' interest in geography, the maps and accompanying activities incorporate physical movement and games to teach students place name geography, physical geography, and cultural geography as well as map reading skills. National Geographic is loaning its map of North America to Mecklenburg County GIS. The map will tour Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, after-school programs and will be on display during GIS Day. For more information, please contact 980-314-4634.
 
Technology Workshops at the GIS Day Expo 2015
GIS Day 2012 Technology Workshops 
“GIS Internet Applications” Workshop Noon - 3:00 PM in the Middleton Gallery
 
Come to the Middleton Gallery at Spirit Square and learn how the County’s Geographic Internet applications Polaris 3G, Geoportal, and Register of Deeds System and the Quality of Life Explorer can help you do a better job in finding answers to your business questions!

 Geocaching Workshops (Morning and Afternoon Sessions)
 
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online.  Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. A group will venture out on the streets of Charlotte to look for some map caches.
 
 
 
NCSS - Mecklenburg Surveyors Society Forum
 
GIS Day 2015 Expo Program Sponsors
GIS Day Sponsors

GIS Day 2015 Expo Program Committee 
 
 

 
Day 2015 Expo Exhibitors
Professionals showing how they use GIS Technology to do their business 
 
Mecklenburg County GIS Services 
CPCC - GeoTech Center
ESRI
City of Charlotte Enterprise GIS
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Catawba Lands Conservancy
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Charlotte Engineering & Property Management
Charlotte Storm Water
Charlotte Area Transit System
Charlotte Storm Water
Charlotte Aviation
Charlotte Fire Department
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities
Charlotte Department of Transportation

Map and Parking Information
  

 
Cars and Vans:
  • 7th St. Parking Deck - Before 9am is $6 for the day.  After 9am is $16 max per day.
  • Discovery Place Parking Deck - $8 for the day.
  • Spirit Square Parking Lot - $5 for the day.
  • 618N. College St.  Free.  Park and walk.
  • Ride LYNX or the Gold Rush.  

Bus Parking Options:
 
Drivers may let students off in front of Spirit Square at either the Tryon St. entrance or College St. entrance.  Drivers may park buses at one at one of following locations:
  • Drivers that intend to stay with the bus may park at Bob Walton Plaza, 700 E.
    Stonewall St.  
Drivers that intend to stay with the bus may park at one of the following locations:
  • Bob Walton Plaza, 700 E. Stonewall St.
Questions,  please call 980-314-4634

 

Address

Mailing Address:

Geospatial Information Services 2145 Suttle Avenue Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:

Geospatial Information Services 2145 Suttle Avenue Charlotte, NC 28208

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

GIS Customer Service
704-336-6175