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Technology on display at second annual GIS Day

11/12/2001
November 12, 2001

GIS Day will be held from 12:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Sundquist Science Complex.

The event is designed to acquaint those who attend with the University's work with GIS, which stands for Geographic Information Services. It will include presentations as well as information booths staffed by city and county agencies. All activities are free and open to the public.

GIS Day is an opportunity to show what GIS technologies can do. "I want people to get an appreciation for this new technology, to realize it exists in Clarksville and can be applied to any field of study," said Dr. Sergei Andronikov, director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County GIS Center and associate professor of geography.

Currently in its fourth year, the GIS Center is responsible for collecting and distributing up-to-date geographic information to various city and county agencies. The result of a three-party agreement between Clarksville, Montgomery County and APSU, the Center provides data to 18 city and county departments. It also offers GIS training through APSU's Center for Extended and Distance Education. There's even an Internet map service.

For more information about the GIS Center or GIS Day, telephone 7500 or visit the Web site at http://www.apsu.edu/cmcgis.