November 15, 2005

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations, Edtwon A. Myree Student Assistant

Valdosta State University takes part in GIS Day

Valdosta State University's Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences department will host Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Wednesday, November 16, with an open house from 11:30 to 2:30 in the GIS lab, Nevins Hall, room 2020.

GIS Day is a part of Geography Awareness Week, started when President Ronald Reagan signed legislation in 1987. The purpose of the awareness week is to educate schools, businesses and the public on the equipment used to understand geography, such as mapping and analysis tools that give people a better understanding of the environment.

Such equipment will be on display at the VSU open house, including 24 computers displaying power point presentations prepared by students.

Dr. Paul Vincent, assistant professor of geography, will also be giving presentations to students from the local schools. For more information, contact Dr. Vincent, at 333-5752 or 249-4847.

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