Visualizing the world through web-based, interactive maps brings the world to our desktop, tablet, and phone through rapidly emerging geographic information systems (GIS) technologies. Geospatial tools enable users to engage with the world in new and exciting ways – and that’s something to celebrate.
The Geospatial Centroid at Colorado State University will celebrate Thursday, Nov. 16, as GIS Day with Geo Tech and Tapas, 1– 5 p.m. in the Event Hall at Morgan Library. It will be an afternoon focused on exploring the wide-ranging applications of geospatial technologies in “small bytes.”
Researchers, students and others from across campus and beyond will offer short presentations on their work with GIS.
This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to stop by at any point to enjoy small plates of food – and food for thought about how GIS has enabled new behaviors in our daily lives, from using smart phones to navigate directions and networking through social media across time zones to shopping online to avoid traffic.
“GIS Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the success of the Centroid and to promote GIS and geography awareness,” said Melinda Laituri, director of the Geospatial Centroid.
The Geospatial Centroid
The Geospatial Centroid serves the university and local community in providing support for GIS training, workshops and brown bag lunch sessions. In addition, Centroid interns are available to provide brief presentations about the power of geospatial technologies to courses across campus.
Registration for GIS Day is preferred, but guests may drop in at any time. Please use this form to register for GIS Day and/or to request an intern presentation in your class.