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GIS Day @ NYU
Wednesday, November 14th, 12-3pm
Research Commons | Fifth Floor | Bobst Library
Welcome to the first annual GIS day @ NYU - an everything GIS information fair!
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographically referenced data. (ESRI). GIS enables users to integrate various data into one system, overlay map layers, analyze and model spatial data and, finally, visualize the results in maps, reports and charts. GIS can be used to represent any data which has a geographic component and is currently utilized in many fields including urban and regional planning, disaster planning and emergency management, natural resource management, environmental planning, public health, public utility, engineering, weather forecasting, history, archeology, political science, food science, housing, and other fields. For more information, please visit our GIS website: NYU GIS Services and Spatial Data Resources (http://nyu.libguides.com/GIS)
What is GIS Day?
GIS Day is a worldwide celebration held on the Wednesday of the third week of November each year. This year (2012) GIS Day falls on 14th November. The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. ESRI president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day.
GIS Day @ NYU will celebrate, build, and nurture our GIS community by highlighting to the GIS resources here at NYU. The event will raise awareness of the value of using GIS tools, and showcase the exciting GIS and spatial research being conducted here at NYU and across the NYU Global sites.
Come join us for light refreshments and to win prizes.