GIS Day – Opportunities for Everyone!

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You are invited to celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 on the MSUM Campus!

Geographic Information System (GIS) technology allows us to visualize and solve problems facing people, plants, and animals living in dynamic systems.  Have you ever used your smartphone to navigate through an unfamiliar city or to locate a restaurant within two miles? Come find out how phone apps use GIS to accomplish these tasks. If you are a visual learner, problem solver, or technology adopter, GIS Day has something for you.

Schedule of Events:

Planetarium Shows  (10:00 am and 1:30 pm) – MSUM Planetarium in Bridges 167

Informational Tables and Displays  (10:30 am – 1:30 pm) – MSUM Livingston Lord Library Porch

Light refreshments will be served in this location.

Lightning Talks by Fargo-Moorhead GIS Professionals  (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) – MSUM Livingston Lord Library Auditorium 103

11:00-11:15 Brad Anderson (City of Moorhead)

11:15-11:30 Jonathan Braski (City of Fargo)

11:30-11:45 Matt Mecklenburg (The Nature Conservancy)

11:45-12:00 Alex Gwaltney (HERE Summer Intern)

12:00-12:15 Kay Anderson (Cass County)

12:15-12:30 Matthew Rohlik (Midwest Aerial Technologies)

12:30-12:45 Mike Detloff (Moorhead Police)

12:45-1:00 Brian Carroll (HERE)

Each speaker will talk for ten minutes about the importance of GIS in their work and provide advice on how to prepare for GIS careers.  The final five minutes of each lightning talk is reserved for your questions.  Come and learn about exciting career opportunities that are emerging in the region.  You may be surprised by how much GIS is contributing to the economic vitality and quality of life in our region.

Parking for the public will be available in Lots G-1 and M-5. http://www.mnstate.edu/uploadedFiles/Content/Parking/Parking%20Map.pdf

GIS Day is hosted by the MSUM Center for Geospatial Studies

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