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Lakeland celebrates World GIS Day 2019

Posted: October 22, 2019

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 Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the campus at 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, in the H-Building, first floor HIVE.

GIS Day will include exhibits, demonstrations and presentations from area experts that will highlight how this region is using geospatial technologies like GIS.There will be presentations on the use of GIS 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.

The event will also include a drone presentation (weather permitting). In addition, the makerspace area of HIVE will offer 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.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Lisa Stanich at 440.525.7785 or email

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.

By: Lisa Stanich

Media Contact:
Kerry Jonke