2009 Press Release |
2009 GIS Day Proclamation
Portage County GIS Day
Reed Memorial Library and Portage County are partnering to host the
County's 5th GIS Day Event!
November 17, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Reed Memorial Library
167 East Main Street
10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Portage County GIS Update
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Brownfield Mapping Claudia James from Regional Planning
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. GIS 101
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Portage County GIS Update
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. GIS 101
Joe Reichlin, Portage County GIS Coordinator
Phone: 330-297-3510 E-Mail:
Come join us as we celebrate GIS Day 2010!
attend? Anyone who would like to learn more about GIS and County GIS Projects underway.
County GIS presentations and a map gallery. Learn about
what's going on in Portage County related to GIS!
What is GIS
GIS Day 2010 will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, as part of
the National Geographic Society's
Geography Awareness Week GIS Day is a grassroots event that
formalizes the practice of geographic information system (GIS) users
and vendors opening their doors to schools, businesses, and the
general public to showcase real-world applications of this important
What is GIS?
GIS stands for Geographic Information
Systems. It is a computer-based tool used to map and analyze objects
and events. It combines the power of a database with the
visualization capabilities offered by maps. This helps analysts
discover relationships between and among sets of computer-readable,
geographically referenced data that they could not see or understand
easily without the aid of this technology. More than half a million
people in the world use GIS to solve problems in areas such as
environmental protection, pollution, health care, land use, asset
deployment and routing, natural resources, conservation, business
efficiency, education and social inequities