Lake County celebrates GIS Day 2011!
Lake County GIS Division is participating in the 13th Annual Geographic Information System (GIS) Day on Wednesday, Nov. 16 by visiting both Tavares Middle School and Tavares High School to talk with students about the benefits of GIS technology and career opportunities in the GIS industry. Staff from the Lake County Water Authority and Lake County School Board will also be assisting the GIS Division.
During the visit, staff from Lake County’s GIS Division will be giving hands-on demonstrations on how to use the GIS software tool ArcGIS Explorer Online, and provide an opportunity for those curious about GIS to see its applications in action.
“The focus of our demonstration will be on current topics that the students are working on in class,” said Larry Duke, Lands Records Coordinator, Lake County GIS Division. “They will be able to use what they have learned for extra credit in an exercise developed by the teachers and the Lake County GIS Day team.”
Held each year on the Wednesday of National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 13–19), GIS Day is a global event that celebrates GIS technology, which brings countless benefits to the world. A GIS represents computer software, data and solutions that are used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide in government, education and business. For more information, log on to the GIS Day official Web site.