Geographic Information Systems
at Oregon State University!
OSU celebrated GIS Day early this year on
WEDNESDAY, November 4, 2009. Normally GIS Day is in the middle
of National Geography Awareness Week, the third week of November.
GIS Day is a global event, with the goal of educating millions of
children and adults about how geography makes a difference in our lives
through GIS. On this special day, more than 2,000 schools and
organizations host GIS Day events in 90 countries all over the world.
A GIS, or geographic information system, is the computer software, data, and
solutions that are used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide in
education, research, government, education, and business. Learn more!
OSU's GIS Day activities have been sponsored over the years by the Department of Geosciences, the
Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society
(in conjunction with the USDA Forest Service and the USGS), and the OSU
Library. Prior events have included the participation of
400-500 students, teachers, and parents each year from Linus Pauling,
Cheldelin, and Lincoln Middle Schools, as well as classes from Pilgrim
Lutheran School in Beaverton and Jefferson High School in Portland. In
addition, students from Corvallis High School have helped to lead the
middle-schoolers on their GPS hikes.
This year we celebrated our 10th anniversary of holding GIS Day events with
a special program:
These videos also available on OSU's iTunes U
for your desktop, your iPod, or similar under
Sections --> Lectures and Courses --> Lecture Series
Thanks to all involved for the great GIS Day participation over the years!
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