Of course, GIS has thousands of other uses – and you can see a lot of them in action at GIS Day 2011 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.
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 2011 Expo Events and Venues
• Complimentary Breakfast Cafe for Attendees (morning Session)
• GIS Exhibitors Hall – Spirit Square Atrium (All Day)
• K-12(School) and College GIS Project Presentations - McGlohon Theater (Morning Session)
• National Geographic's Giant Traveling Map of North America Exhibit! – All Day on the 2nd Floor Spirit Square
• GIS Internet Applications Workshop- Middleton Gallery (Morning Session)
• ESRI ArcGIS 10 Software Solutions Showcase - McGlohon Theater (Afternoon Session)
• GIS In the Schools Workshop (For Teachers)- Middleton Gallery (Afternoon Session)
• Go Geocaching Uptown! – BB&T Room (Morning and Afternoon Sessions)
For the complete itinerary and more information, visit the GIS Day 2011 site.