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    GIS Day at MSUM

    Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

    CMU Ballroom

    Celebrating how geographic information systems are enhancing our community.

    You are invited to celebrate GIS Day at MSUM on Wednesday, November 15, 2017! Geographic Information System (GIS) technology allows us to visualize and solve problems facing people, plants, and animals living in dynamic systems. Have you ever used your smartphone to navigate through an unfamiliar city or to locate a restaurant within two miles? Come find out how geospatial apps accomplish these and other tasks. If you are a visual learner, problem solver, or technology adopter, GIS Day has something for you. A variety of talks, displays and informational tables will allow you to explore how this cross-disciplinary technology is being used to visualize and analyze data in our community. Speakers will discuss everything from weather, to crime, to natural resource mapping.

  • 2014 Events

    MSUM Center for Geospatial Studies Hosts Community Breakfast

    On November 21, 2014, the Center for Geospatial Studies hosted 19 public and private sector GIS users at a community breakfast. President Anne Blackhurst’s opening remarks were followed by an introduction to the Center for Geospatial Studies, one of three centers which recently emerged from a competitive process on the MSUM campus. The breakfast also featured an announcement that a Geographic Information Science certificate at MSUM was recently approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The event concluded with conversation between community GIS users and faculty members involved with the Center for Geospatial Studies about potential collaborative opportunities.

    GIS Day

    On November 19, 2014, MSUM joined the worldwide GIS Day celebration “Discovering the World through GIS”. Information on GIS careers, GIS courses and the GIS certificate at MSUM, an interactive GIS computer kiosk, ESRI notebooks and wristbands, and even a GIS Day cake with edible campus map were available at the MSUM Library porch. In the Library auditorium, community experts and former students talked about the importance of GIS in their work and provided advice on how to prepare for careers in GIS. Many thanks to our excellent community speakers Rob Bigelow (KLJ) and Brad Anderson (City of Moorhead), MSUM alums Spencer McGrew (Red River Basin Commission) and Lynsee Langsdon (Metcalf Archaeological Consultants), and current MSUM Sustainability major Gary George. We look forward to hosting annual celebrations and would love to coordinate our efforts with others in the region planning GIS Day events.