Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Join us for an illuminating day of academic applications of Geographic Information Systems!
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) let you construct your own maps and analyze complex spatial relationships. This important technology is finding widespread use in anthropology, biology, cultural studies, economics, environmental science, geology, history, linguistics, political science, and sociology. These many applications reflect the relevance of geography to the understanding of our world.
On Five College GIS Day you will see examples of geographic projects across many of these disciplines, and discover how it's being employed in both teaching and scholarship. You'll also be able to meet GIS users from the Five Colleges and other schools in the region, and learn about their experiences.
Follow the links in the menu on the left below GIS Day 2006 to explore the many dimensions of this event. You can also learn more about Geographic Information Systems here.
GIS Day is part of National Geography Awareness Week. Celebrants include the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers, the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, the United States Geological Survey, the Library of Congress, and ESRI (the publishers of the ArcGIS software used by the Five Colleges).