For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
The Computer & Information Systems department of King’s College is sponsoring its first “Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Discovery Day” at a free event on Thursday, April 25.
All events will be held on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Student Center located between N. Franklin and N. Main streets between Union and Jackson streets.
The public is invited to a session from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. involving a panel of experts and students who will discuss the use of the use of GIS in everyday life and how it can be used to help decision making in areas such as health care management, criminal justice, and urban planning.
The Environmental Scale Ratings Institute indicates that “GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.”
GIS is one of the top required skills in engineering, urban planning, environmental science and other fields.
The public session follows events earlier in the day involving speakers for high school and college students.
Further information on the event is available by contacting Dr. Jayne Klenner at 208-5900, x. 5452.
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