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Troy University to celebrate GIS Day 2020 on Wednesday

Geospatial Informatics, a rapidly growing and in-demand field, is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing and interpreting geographic data.

Geospatial Informatics, a rapidly growing and in-demand field, is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing and interpreting geographic data.

Troy University’s Department of Geospatial Informatics will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 18, with a free webinar and information table located on the academic quad outside of the Math and Science Complex on the Troy Campus.

GIS is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing and interpreting geographic data. A rapidly growing field, GIS offers career opportunities in the areas of urban planning, agriculture, natural resources, environmental sciences, the military, social science and healthcare.

TROY’s GIS degree program enables students to become familiar with different types of geospatial information and be able to display, overlay and integrate various geospatial data in a GIS system. Students learn how to operate field instruments, collect spatial information and organize field data into geospatial databases for different spatial applications.

GIS Day is an international celebration to bring awareness to GIS technology and its real-world applications that are making a difference within society on a daily basis.

The GIS Day 2020 webinar will be offered through Microsoft Teams. Speakers include: Josh Chris, Director of Engineering Services at 3-GIS, “A Day of a GIS Engineer;” Dr. Joseph Kerski, Education Manager and Geographer, Esri, “5 Forces, 5 Trends, and 5 Skills Critical to GIS and Remote Sensing in the 2020s;” and, Brett Lucas, “Future Trends in GIS.”

For additional information, contact Dr. Connor Wu at yuhaowu@troy.edu.

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