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2002 News from Mecklenburg County

November 4, 2002

GIS DAY 2002: A CELEBRATION OF
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Charlotte, NC - Every day in Mecklenburg County, police officers use computer-generated maps to analyze crime patterns in your community.  When you make a call to 911, computer-generated maps guide Medics to your front door within minutes.  Environmental experts combine computer technology with satellite mapping to make better decisions on reducing pollution.  This technology is called GIS - or Geographic Information Systems.

Help Mecklenburg County celebrate innovation on GIS Day 2002.  It will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2002, in Founders Hall, Bank of America Corporate Center, 100 North Tryon Street.  The hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m and events are free for everyone.  GIS Day 2002 is a global event in which thousands of users of GIS technology demonstrate its uses and educate others about geography and computer mapping.

There will be exhibits from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County departments that use GIS technology, many public agencies and the GIS industry.  The professionals who use this technology every day will offer interactive demonstrations on how it is utilized in this community. 

Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte and Founders Hall are co-sponsors of GIS Day 2002.  Parking is available in the Bank of America Corporate Center parking lot at 100 North College Street, in addition to other public parking areas in Uptown Charlotte.  School buses may park free in the Discovery Place bus lot on Brevard Street near 10th Street.

For more information on GIS technology and GIS Day 2002, check the Web site http://maps.co.mecklenburg.nc.us



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