GIS Day is an annual international event promoting the importance of geography in research, education and decision-making. GIS Day features presentations and demonstrations by GIS specialists illustrating real-world applications of GIS technology.
The University Libraries, the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) and the University of Arkansas Student Chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) hosted a local GIS Day celebration on November 14, 2012 to give the public the opportunity to view real-world applications of GIS technology by specialists from around the region.
Presentations featured representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Geographic Information Office, Benton County GIS Department, city of Fayetteville, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University Libraries and the U of A student chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Topics included an introduction to ArcGIS, mobile GIS apps, creating custom Google Maps, landscape epidemiology and the West Nile virus, GIS for the dispatch of emergency services, land cover mapping and Arkansas’ official GIS platform, GeoStor.