Monday, November 14, 2011
Bryan GIS team to participate in A&M’s GIS Day
The City of Bryan, along with Texas A&M University Libraries’ Map and GIS Collections and Services will demonstrate geographic information systems (GIS) technologies being used on campus and in research and development for GIS Day, on Wednesday, November 16.
The national GIS Day event was introduced locally to the Texas A&M community in 2007. The daylong schedule of activities includes a keynote address, student poster exhibit and lightning rounds, GIS demos and 3D demos.
The keynote address will be “Using GIS to Fight Racial Inequality,” presented by Ann Moss Joyner, president of Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities, Inc., at 6:00 p.m., Nov. 15 at Preston M. Geren Auditorium, Langford Architecture Center, Building B.
“Maps are all around us, and GIS technology is what brings them into our lives,” Kathy Weimer, coordinator of Map and GIS Collections and Services said. “In the form of a GPS unit in our car or on our smartphone, as well as the packages that are shipped to our doorstep, and the maps that we often see in news reports, GIS is more than just making maps.”
GIS technology typically captures, manages, analyzes and presents data linked to location. Examples include crime analysis, census data, natural resources management, transportation planning, business analysis, and hazard recovery, according to Miriam Olivares, GIS coordinator in Map and GIS Collections and Services.
The City of Bryan GIS team will conduct demos of GIS applications used by various City departments in an array of applications. The City of Bryan will showcase a police patrol car and its Mobile Command Post (MCP-1) and the use of GIS technologies in public safety.
GIS Day is co-sponsored by the University Libraries, the Immersive Visualization Center, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, and the College of Geosciences. The campus community and the general public are invited to all events.
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