GIS Day 2012
in Killeen, Texas

GIS Day Fun
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Google Earth station in 2006

Visitors are always fascinated with the Google Earth stations.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Killeen Civic & Conference Center.

The Largest Single-Day GIS event in the world!

6th grade students from Killeen, and surrounding Independent School Districts participate in this hands-on geographic information systems event.

Designed to show students practical applications for geographic information systems (GIS), the event features displays by local businesses and organizations that employ GIS in their daily operations.

Participants include - amongst others - the city’s Information Technology (IT) department, police and fire, the water & sewer, code enforcement, and planning departments, Fort Hood’s Nature Conservancy, Central Texas College Planetarium, Range Control, and public works environmental and archeological divisions, Central Texas Council of Governments, Temple College, Mitchell and Associates Engineering and Surveying, and more.

“GIS Day is really a chance to show students how the geography they are learning in school and new technology come together to benefit students and professionals,” says Colen Wilson, the city’s GIS project manager and event coordinator. “We want to get them excited and open their eyes to the possibilities of careers involving geography.”

Killeen has held GIS Day events since 2006, but the National Geographic Society has been coordinating GIS Day as part of Geography Awareness Week since 1987.

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