Lakeland Community College will again celebrate World GIS Day, an annual event highlighting the technology of geographic information systems (GIS). This year, the event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Lakeland’s HIVE makerspace. HIVE is located in the college’s H-Building, at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, Ohio.
The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at lakelandcc.edu/gis.
ABOUT GIS DAY
Geographic information systems include the mapping technologies that are used to capture, analyze and display information in order to better understand the world. GIS technology is used in business, city planning, education, real estate surveying, environmental research and many more areas. GIS Day gives attendees the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the field by interacting with area professionals, viewing projects showing the various uses of GIS and participating in hands-on activities using different forms of geospatial technology.
?Exhibitors this year are the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), CT Consultants, Geauga County Planning Commission, Global Marketing Insights, Inc., Kaizen Village Foundation, Kucera International, Lake County General Health District, Lake County GIS Department, Lake County Planning Commission, Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District, Lakeland Community College, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and Preformed Line Products.
Special presentations will cover topics such as geointelligence, drone technology in studying wetlands and ecosystems, effects of human activity on the land, remote sensing, historical maps and open source data use and resources.
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 nearly 8,000 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 140 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, as well as lifelong learning opportunities, on campus through the Holden University Center of Lakeland, in partnership with 11 four-year institutions.