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Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

GIS Day: November 17

The Geography and Planning Department at Buffalo State College will celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Tuesday, November 17, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. through Blackboard Collaborate.

GIS Day was first celebrated in 1999. The explosion of geospatial technology since then has expanded that idea into a global event that shows how geography and real-world applications of GIS are making a difference in business, government, and society. It's a chance for organizations to share their accomplishments and inspire others to discover and use GIS.

Our GIS Day event will feature guest speakers Scott Thompson, Lisa Matthies-Wiza, and Julie Carter. Mr. Thompson is a 2016 graduate of the Geography and Planning Department and currently serves as a planner for the City of Rochester, New York. He will provide an overview of GIS maps and tools used to support planning work in the city of Rochester. Ms. Matthies-Wiza currently serves as director of the Erie County Office of Geographic Information Services. She will provide an overview of the GIS applications developed during Erie County’s COVID-19 response, and a glimpse into the real-world logistical challenges behind the scenes. Dr. Carter is a lecturer in the Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership Department at Buffalo State. Her presentation will highlight the ways preservice candidates in the School of Education use GIS to teach civics and history to fourth-graders in Buffalo schools, as well as how GIS has affected course frameworks and pedagogy in one social studies methods course.

Please join us.
Blackboard Collaborate link

Submitted by: Mary F. Perrelli
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