Geospatial Services and Training, located in the library, provides training and access to GIS technology. They will have a station set up on the main floor of the HBLL on Wednesday, November 15th with activities for GIS Day.
The first GIS Day took place in 1999 and since then has been held the third Wednesday of every November as part of Geography Awareness Week. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are designed to visualize, analyze, and interpret spatial data. Using computer software, one can find spatial patterns, trends, and relationships in seemingly unrelated data. GIS is a powerful and versatile tool that can be applied in many fields and disciplines. It effectively is the science of where, and anything that has a geographic location associated with it can be analyzed using GIS.
Come find us near the circulation desk on the 3rd floor of the library on GIS day to learn more!