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GIS Day 2016

Oct 8, 2015 (updated on Nov 18, 2016)

Peoria County is hosting a public GIS Day Open House on Wednesday, November 16th in the ITS Training Room G10 at the Peoria County Courthouse, 324 Main St., Peoria IL. Learn about GIS through hands-on web map applications, demonstrations, interactive geography games, and map posters.  You also can win prizes and get free popcorn!

 Check out the GIS Day open house using this interactive map:  http://www.gisday.com/gis-day-map.html.

What is GIS Day?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day. GIS Day provides an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. The National Geographic Society has sponsored Geography Awareness Week since 1987 to promote geographic literacy in schools, communities, and organizations, with a focus on the education of children. GIS Day is held on Wednesday during Geography Awareness Week.

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