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ISU GIS Center to celebrate GIS Day Nov. 18 at Rendezvous Complex

Posted November 17, 2009


The Idaho State University GIS Center and campus community will celebrate World GIS Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Rendezvous Complex on the ISU Pocatello Campus.

There will be presentations, hands-on Geographic Information System (GIS) stations, food, a trivia contest and a host of raffle items.

An open house of GIS demonstrations and exhibits will run from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Rendezvous Complex Suite B.

A variety of presentations will be held in Rendezvous Complex Suite A from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and then the Southeast Idaho GIS Users’ meeting will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in Suite A.

In Suite C, the ISU Geospatial Club will host a student track again this year during GIS Day, running from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Topics will pertain to GIS, GPS, remote sensing applications and research. Information will also be available on ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) student memberships. A raffle featuring $10,000 worth of prizes will be held. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the student club.

"Please join us for a fun-filled day to learn about Geographic Information Systems," said Keith Weber, director of the ISU GIS Center.

The ever-popular GIS Day Chili Cook-off will be back for the fifth year running. Participants can sample the delicious fare and vote for their favorite. Cornbread and drinks will be provided. The annual Chili Cook-off and awards presentation will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

The raffle drawing and closing activities will be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

For more information and to view our full schedule for GIS Day, visit giscenter.isu.edu or visit http://giscenter.isu.edu/gisday/giscenter.isu.edu for GIS Day updates and new events.