GIS the Focus on Wednesday in Castlegar

The world of GIS takes the spotlight this Wednesday at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus.

The Selkirk College School of Environment and Geomatics is celebrating GIS Day (Geographic Information System) with a full day of events aimed at sharing the many important aspects of the program to high school students and the community. GIS Day is a global event that demonstrates the real-world applications of the technology that are making a difference in our society.

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The Selkirk event get underway at 10 am in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus where there will be a poster map display and industry booths set up. There will be morning and afternoon workshops for high school students to find out more about what takes place in the Selkirk College program. Lunch in The Pit will take place between 12 pm and 1 pm.

Also included in the day will be a Digital Scavenger Hunt that explores Google Earth, how to plan better hikes using GIS and information about the incredible Columbia Basin Biodiversity Atlas.

Selkirk College’s GIS Day is co-sponsored by Ersi Canada and Columbia Power.

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