Mapping it out: Digital geography celebrated at Lakeland on World GIS Day 2019

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Lakeland Community College is joining the global community to recognize the important role that geographic information systems (GIS) play in mapping and discovering the world. The event, called “GIS Day” is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the campus at 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, in the H-Building, ground floor HIVE. The event is free and open to the public.

GIS Day will include exhibits, demonstrations and presentations from area experts that will highlight how the Northeast Ohio region is using geospatial technologies like GIS.

Visitors can see firsthand how GIS is used for mapping parcels, properties, open oceans and impervious surfaces, as well as how GIS is used by the  Davey Resource Group and in the Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership.

Weather permitting, a drone flight will be demonstrated outdoors. In addition, the makerspace area of HIVE will offer hands-on activities such as a map-a-thon, button making and augmented-reality sandbox.

Professors will also be on hand to answer questions about Lakeland’s geospatial technology degree and certificate programs.

Free food and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Lisa Stanich at 440.525.7785 or email [email protected].

About Lakeland Community College

For more than 50 years, Lakeland Community College has impacted thousands of lives through learning. Founded in 1967, Lakeland was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to its mission, the college provides quality learning opportunities to more than 11,000 credit students to meet the needs of the community at its campus in Kirtland and online.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Lakeland offers more than 130 associate degree and certificate programs that may lead to high-demand careers or transfer to four-year institutions. The college also provides access to bachelor’s, graduate and doctorate degrees along with certificates and endorsements on campus through the Holden University Center of Lakeland, in partnership with 11 four-year institutions.

Pictured In Cover Photo: An augmented-reality sandbox was created by students which allows them to simulate topographic, elevation color and water change in real time using open-source software from the University of California – Davis.

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