URI Environmental Data Center
to celebrate national GIS Day
KINGSTON, R.I.-- October 29, 1999 -- The University of Rhode Island's
Environmental Data Center (EDC), a leading pioneer of geographic information
systems (GIS) technology within Rhode Island, announces a mini-symposium
on GIS Day, November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the American Association
of Geographers, and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., GIS
Day represents the culmination of National Geography Awareness Week. Since
1987, the National Geographic Society has sponsored Geography Awareness
Week to promote geographic literacy in schools, communities, and organizations,
with a focus on the education of children.
Using the most advanced compressed video distance learning technology,
talks will be presented simultaneously at the Chafee Building on URI's Kingston
campus and at the URI Providence Campus about exciting new GIS tools and
utilities for Rhode Islanders. Attendees of the symposium will learn many
· How any Rhode Islander with web access can download an aerial
photo of their neighborhood.
· Where to obtain statewide data and all the necessary viewing
· Where to go to download R.I. natural resource maps by town
Seating for this event is limited at both the Kingston and Providence
locations, and is available by reservation on a first come basis. Interested
persons can reserve their space by calling Christopher Damon at 401-874-2930.
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 401-874-2116