OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will host GIS Day 2008 activities in the Shepherd Union Building Atrium on Nov. 19. Held as part of the National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week, GIS Day is an international grassroots event to promote geographic literacy in schools, communities and organizations.
GIS, which stands for geographic information system, technology captures, manages, analyzes and displays geographically referenced information. It allows the user to visualize geographical data in a variety of ways. It can be used to find information and patterns relating to geographic locations.
WSU geography assistant professor Eric Ewert and geosciences assistant professor Mike Hernandez worked together to bring the activities to campus. There will be demonstrations, booths and workshops at the event to showcase how GIS is making a difference in our society.
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