Palomar to Celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 16

 

November 12, 2016

 

WHO:
Palomar College’s Earth, Space and Aviation Sciences Department

WHAT:
GIS Day 2013: “Discovering the World through GIS”
Activities focused on Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 16
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
6 – 7 p.m.
See program of events below for scheduled activities

WHERE:
Natural Science (NS) Building (see specific locations below)
Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

MORE DETAILS:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. NS Building Lobby
An information and activity table with interactive activities and prizes. Activities will include:

  • Geocaching scavenger hunt within Palomar college
  • Crowdsourcing activities to improve online maps in your neighborhood
  • Drone flight simulator to test your piloting skills
  • Information about Palomar’s GIS classes and degree programs
  • Information on GIS career and internship opportunities
  • Information on other Palomar programs (e.g. Environmental Studies, Drone Technology, Archaeology) related to GIS

 6 – 7 p.m. NS-135
Guest speaker Sean Taugher, Vice President of Distribution Strategy-Citibank, will discuss how GIS is used in marketing and planning within Citibank.  Pizza will be available while supplies last.

According to the GIS Day website, www.gisday.com, “GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.” GIS Day was initiated in 1999 by Jack Dangermond, the president and co-founder of Environmental Systems Research Inst., Inc. (ESRI), a company based in Redlands, California that produces GIS software.

WHO IS INVITED/COST:
This event is free and open to the public

INFORMATION/CONTACT:
Contact Wing Cheung, Associate Professor of Geography and GIS Coordinator for information about the event and parking, wcheung@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150, ext. 3652

 

 

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Media Contacts:
Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365, mfinn@palomar.edu
Laura Gropen, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152, lgropen@palomar.edu
Wing Cheung, 760-744-1150, ext. 3652, wcheung@palomar.edu