Wisconsin Geospatial News

2005 GIS Day Expo at UW-Madison: Call for Participation

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The University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Geography will host the 3rd-annual “GIS Day Expo” in the Memorial Union Great Hall on November 16, 2005. The purpose of this all-day event is to promote awareness of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related technologies for research, planning, management, education, and decision-making in a wide-array of application areas.

This year’s theme is “Our Digital World.” The event will showcase how GIS touches people’s lives in ways that they may not even realize, and how geospatial technologies are shaping the future of how we live and do business. Approximately 40 departments, agencies and organizations are expected to exhibit, and 250-300 people usually attend.

Campus co-sponsors for this event include the Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility (LICGF), Environmental Remote Sensing Center (ERSC), the Arthur Robinson Map Library, the Spatial Information and Analysis Consortium (SIAC), and the WI State Cartographer’s Office (SCO).

Individuals and organizations are invited to participate by having an exhibition booth, giving a GIS demo, presenting a GIS application, holding an interactive activity, or submitting a map or poster.

Please see www.geography.wisc.edu/GISDay for more information. If you wish to be a part of the 2005 GIS Day Expo, contact Karen Tuerk at (608) 265-9975 or kstuerk@wisc.edu for a participant registration form. You do not need to pre-register to attend. The event is free and open to the general public.