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Celebrate Your World During GIS Day Nov. 18

October 21, 2009

Atlantic Cape Community College will join the worldwide GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day celebration on Nov. 18, at all three campuses.

GIS touches our lives daily.  It is a technology widely used to evaluate, solve problems and make better decisions.  GIS is used in finding the best location to establish a business, for emergency management, crime prevention, environmental management and many other uses.

GIS is a computer-based mapping tool that takes information from a database about locations such as streets, buildings, water features and terrain, and turns it into visual layers. The power supplies directed to homes, the patrol cars and fire trucks that keep neighborhoods safe, and the delivery trucks on the road are more efficient because of GIS. People in almost every profession, from farmers to Homeland Security, reap the benefits of this technology.

The locations and times for ACCC's GIS Day events are:      

-Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, 9 a.m., Kick-off by ACCC President Dr. Peter Mora in the Walter E. Edge Theater, followed by presentations in 30-minute intervals by GIS professionals until 11:15 a.m. GIS Professionals Exhibits in J-building lobby, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

-Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, 9-11:15 a.m., Interactive Broadcast of Mays Landing presentations. GIS Professionals Exhibits in the cafeteria, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

-Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, 9-11:15 a.m., Interactive Broadcast of Mays Landing presentations. GIS Professionals Exhibits in the cafeteria, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Held each year for the past decade on the Wednesday of National Geographic Society's Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 16-20 in 2009), GIS Day is a global grassroots celebration of the innovative technology that uses geography to bring countless benefits to the world.

For more information, visit www.atlantic.edu/gis, or contact Luis Olivieri at lolivier@atlantic.edu or (609) 343-5612.