City to Celebrate National GIS Day

In an effort to bring recognition to the geographic information systems that contribute more to our lives than we may know, the City’s Senior GIS Analyst, Jennifer Marangos, will give a GIS presentation at the City’s free recreation drop-in program on Wednesday, November 13 (National GIS Day) from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Center (1901 N. Seacrest).  In doing so, the City joins hundreds of organizations worldwide in hosting gatherings that will serve to ignite the imagination of the future innovators who will further advance global progress using GIS.  

GIS Day is a globally recognized day to celebrate the work of geographic information system professionals and educate the public on what geographic information systems are and what they do.  

“GIS data is used by many organizations for many purposes — from the 911 system to the State Emergency Management Agency to the US Census,” according to  Marangos. With the 2020 Census coming up in April, the presentation will incorporate a history of the Census, how the country has changed since the first census, and how GIS data is utilized in the Census. 
To learn more,  call 561-742-6010.