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College participates in worldwide celebration of mapping technologies

Posted: October 25, 2016 | Updated: November 17, 2016

Lakeland Community College is joining the global community to recognize the important role that geographic information systems (GIS) play in the world of government, business and the sciences. The event, called “GIS Day” is being held Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the campus at 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, in room A-2100.

For GIS Day, the college will provide exhibits, demonstrations and presentations; tours of the geospatial technology lab; academic information about Lakeland’s geospatial technology degree and certificate programs; and the opportunity to talk with representatives from area businesses that use GIS. Free food and refreshments will be served.

The event is supported in part with a grant from the Ohio Space Grant Consortium.

About geographic information systems
GIS uses mapping technologies to capture, analyze and display information in order to better understand the world.

Data can be used in:
• The business world for marketing, logistics, insurance risk analysis, banking and real estate.
• All levels of government for economic development, emergency management, crime mapping, disease profiling and traffic planning.
• Environmentally, to understand animal habitats, vegetation, changes in land, including development of parks and protected areas.
• In natural resource exploration and management, telling miners where to mine, drillers the best options for running pipe, and farmers where to plant crops for the most yield.
• In by utility companies to understand and restore outages, plan distribution and construction, and respond to emergencies.

Geospatial technology is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a high-growth career field.
For more information, contact Lisa Stanich at 440.525.7785 or email

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