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Nov. 15 – Geospatial Matters (GIS Day)

Dear Colleagues and GIS Enthusiasts, 

Langara College is hosting its first Geographic Information System (GIS) Day on November 15, 2017. The event will be held in the new Technology Building Gallery (2nd floor) between 11:00–3:00pm.

GIS is an exciting and expanding discipline that utilizes software to improve our understanding and visualization of spatial-based relationships and patterns. The application of GIS techniques are emerging from their environmental origins and expanding further into the new fields of inquiry including: business, marketing, health-sciences, and criminology amongst others.  

The event’s keynote speaker Betty Ling from the Vancouver Police Department will be illustrating how GIS can improve crime-fighting endeavours. In addition, there will be GIS activities, smaller presentations and demonstrations, and door prizes.

Langara College is working with the Department of Geography and Geology, and Continuing Studies to expand the use of GIS technology and techniques on campus. The purpose of the event is to introduce GIS to students and illustrate its significance and application in academic research. We are hoping you will stop by and support our event and tell your students and staff about it. Come see how GIS applies to your life because Geospatial Matters!

Wednesday, November 15
11:00 am–3:00 pm
T Building Gallery, 2nd Floor


Andrew Egan, Instructor
Department of Geography and Geology

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