Wednesday, November 19, 2014

GIS Day is November 19

GIS Day is a grassroots event to celebrate the practice of geographic information systems (GIS) users and to showcase real-world applications of this important technology. This year GIS Day is November 19 and is principally sponsored by the National Geographic Society and other professional organizations and companies.

GBA's Leonard Barnhill and Ben Grover are GIS Specialists.
GIS professionals take complex data to create databases and maps that benefit communities. GIS maps can show land usage, infrastructure location, public utilities, emergency services, road type and pavement condition, tax rate and other parcel information, lot measurements; permits issued, FEMA DFirms and more. GIS is an important asset management tool for governments and businesses.

The history of GIS Day dates back to 1999 and has grown into a worldwide educational event.