The UFV Geography department is continuing its tradition of hosting an annual GIS Day lunch-hour event as part of a worldwide movement to showcase and promote GIS technology and its use in our society. Have a slice of pizza and a soft drink while you learn about how geographic information system (GIS) technology has rapidly spread through any discipline in which location is important. Agriculture, biology, geology, computing, environmental science, forestry, planning, and transportation are just a few examples of disciplines in which GIS technology has played an increasingly important role in mapping, managing, visualizing and understanding information. Scott Shupe from the Geography department will kick off GIS Day with a short overview on GIS followed by special presentations from UFV alumnus Alison Thorpe, who will discuss agriculture land use inventories at the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Community Mapping Network folks, who will discuss and demonstrate their online habitat atlas tool for use in understanding local geography.
Wed, Nov 14