Enjoy mapping demos and cake at the Annual GIS Fair on Nov. 2by Pima County News on Oct. 26, 2012, under Development Services, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Tucson
Celebrate 100 years of mapping Arizona and learn new mapping techniques at the 15th Annual Pima County GIS Fair on Friday, Nov. 2, at the City/County Public Works Building, basement Conference Room C, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The County’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) group welcomes the general public and local businesses to hear presentations and try out the latest in GIS tools. The event is free.
In celebration of the Arizona Centennial, this year’s theme is “GIS Frontiers – Past Present and Future,” and cake will be provided to celebrate Arizona’s 100 years. The Fair will be decorated with GIS pictures, posters, and memorabilia that represent the history of GIS.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then bringing photos into mapping is an invaluable tool for fieldwork. The “GPS and GIS Cameras” presentation will illustrate the simple integration process.
In addition to presentations, participants can visit a dozen exhibitors. A grand prize drawing, with a prize provided by CADsoft Consulting, will take place at the end of the GIS Fair. In addition, downtown businesses will provide gifts to be distributed throughout the day.
If you don’t know much about Geographic Information Systems, you can see a brief overview of this service at What is GIS. One of the most popular applications of Pima County’s GIS is the interactive MapGuide-Maps.