The University of Georgia will host its first GIS Day at UGA to showcase how students and faculty use geographic information system (GIS) technology to visualize, analyze and interpret data in teaching, research and outreach Nov. 16 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Main Library
The event will feature a drone demonstration, lightening talks on real-world GIS applications, UGA Map and Government Information Library tours, information on internship opportunities, and booths highlighting projects from diverse departments and organizations around campus. Light snacks and interactive activities will also be provided.
GIS refers to software that captures, analyzes, displays and shares spatial or geographical data. Through maps, spatial modeling, and other applications, GIS provides critical information for public health, government planning, neighborhood real estate, national defense, business, transportation and many more fields.