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UGA to celebrate its first GIS Day Nov. 16

The first GIS Day at UGA will be observed Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main library. It will showcase how students and faculty use geographic information system technology to visualize, analyze and interpret data in teaching, research and outreach.

Open free to the public, the event will include a drone demonstration, talks on real-world GIS applications, tours of the UGA Map and Government Information Library, information on internship opportunities and booths highlighting projects from departments and organizations around campus. Light snacks and interactive activities will also be provided.

GIS refers to software that captures, analyzes, displays and shares spatial or geographical data. Through maps, spatial modeling and other applications, GIS provides critical information for public health, government planning, neighborhood real estate, national defense, business, transportation and many more fields.

Students, faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about GIS and resources at UGA for spatial analysis are especially encouraged to attend. For more information about the event, visit or contact Dorris Scott at