Of course, GIS has thousands of other uses – and you can see a lot of them in action at GIS Day 2010 Expo, cosponsored by Mecklenburg County Geospatial Information Services.
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. This year’s Expo will be hosted on Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Spirit Square Center for the Arts & Education 345 N. College St., Charlotte, NC. Admission is free.
Among the highlights of the day include National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Map, a geocaching workshop, and many other exhibits that will appeal to all ages. Keynote speaker for the event is Martha Sharma, past president of the National Council for Geographic Education, author of National Geographic’s Student Atlas of the World, and consultant and judge for National Geographic’s World Geography Championship and National Geographic Bee.
Internationally, GIS Day 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.
For a complete listing of events, workshops, and sponsors, visit GIS Day 2010 Expo.