Public invited to find out how geographic information system (GIS) technology, contributes to their daily lives
Nov. 9, 2009
Harrisburg, PA – The world of geographic information system (GIS) technology contributes to our daily lives, but few grasp how important this technology is in today’s world.
The uses and possibilities of GIS technology are vast. GIS technology, for example, is used with GPS-enabled cell phones. It is a computer-based mapping tool that takes information from a database about a particular location, such as streets, buildings, water features, and terrain, and turns it into informative visual layers that enable businesses, planners, law enforcement, policy analysts, and others to make informed decisions about their communities.
Find out more about this technology during a free GIS Day celebration co-sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. The public is invited to drop in between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at HACC’s Midtown site, 1500 N. Third St., Harrisburg. Free parking is available off Reily Street between Third and Fourth streets.
Visitors will see GIS applications in action through live demonstrations, workshops and interactive games.  GIS Day, a global event, is held annual on the Wednesday of the National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 16-20).
For more information, contact Nicole Ernst or Ron Hermany or go to, search Midtown-GIS Day.
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