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Discover the world through GIS Nov. 15


GIS Day 2006, "Discovering the World Through GIS," will be celebrated 9 a.m.-noon in 213 Shideler Hall and 1-4 p.m. in Brill Science Library Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Guest speakers, posters and workshops will highlight the ways GIS is used by faculty, staff and students at Miami and by all levels of government to display, analyze and present various types of research data.

A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing features and events on earth. A simple but powerful and versatile concept, GIS has proven invaluable for solving many real-world problems including demographic analysis, business site planning, public safety, determination of electoral districts, crime analysis, forest management and others.

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Sponsored by the Department of geography department and Miami libraries.


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