FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  November 16, 2004
CONTACT: Tami Beyer, GISSO GIS Day Chairperson, (361) 825-3442; Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336
   
Geographical Information Science Students to Demonstrate Applications of Global Positioning Systems during GIS Day

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 WHO:     Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Geographic Information Science Student Organization (GISSO)         

WHAT:     Geographical Information Science Day       

WHEN:     Wednesday, November 17 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.   

WHERE:    Conrad Blucher Institute Located on the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Campus

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Geographical Information Science Student Organization (GISSO) will host GIS Day on Wednesday, November 17 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Conrad Blucher Institute.

The event, which is free and open to the public, feature hands-on use of geographical information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), live demonstrations, industry and student speakers and exhibits. GIS is a computer based mapping tool that takes information from a database about particular locations and compiles it into a visual representation on a computer screen. The ability to see geographic features within a computer program allows for a better understanding of a particular location. This technology allows organizations like the police department to visually track their patrol units by seeing their location on a computer screen as they move from street to street.