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Carleton University to Host GIS Day Trade Show-Explore the world of geomatics and how it impacts our daily lives

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November 11, 2005

Source: Carleton University:
http://www.carleton.ca/duc/News/news11110501.html

Carleton University to Host GIS Day Trade Show-Explore the world of geomatics and how it impacts our daily lives

Event:
Come and see the fastest growing technology in action. CUís Department of Geography & Environmental Studies and the Library's Maps, Data and Government Information Centre invite you to this international celebration of geomatics. Many of the organizations attending will be represented by Carleton Alumni.

When:
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where:
2nd Floor
Loeb Building
Carleton University

Background:
Geographic Information System (GIS) technology allows us to find A-Z through Mapquest and Google Maps; assists archaeologists in exploring unexcavated ancient ruins; guides aid workers in disaster relief missions; helps city planners identify urban trends; and can help epidemiologists predict outbreaks by identifying fertile breeding grounds for disease.

The one-day showcase will provide interactive demonstrations of the GIS technology that affects where we live, work and play.

The interactive activities include:

  • Your place and the world - Map your home

  • Find the quickest route from A-Z

  • 30 other GPS mapping demonstrations

    Among the companies/organizations who will be participating are:

  • Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada - They will be demonstrating disaster relief using the technology

  • National Airphoto Library - They have a collection of photos of the city that show how it has developed overtime and also allows you to pin-point trends in development

  • Canadian Forces Mapping and Charting Establishment - They will be sending their deployable unit of five geomatic technicians to demonstrate the unit as it is used in the field

  • The Royal Canadian Geographic Society

  • Atlas of Canada

  • Spatial Geolink

  • ESRI Canada

  • DM Solutions Group

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    For more information:
    Steve Blais
    Media Relations Officer
    Carleton University
    (613) 520-2600 x1391
    steve_blais@carleton.ca

    Heather McAdam
    GIS Coordinator
    Maps, Data and Government Information Centre
    Carleton University Library
    (613) 520-2600 x8924
    heather_mcadam@carleton.ca


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