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Drones, exhibitors, and anything GIS-related will be spotlighted as HU plays host to Central Pennsylvania GIS Day on November 16.

This year marks the fourth time the University has hosted the event co-sponsored by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The day-long GIS (geographic information system) Day, offered in-person and online, is geared toward anyone with an interest in geospatial technology. There will be hands-on activities such as drone flight demonstrations for high school students, and hands-on GIS and mapping activities. This year’s Keynote speaker is Emily Mercurio, Ph.D., PG, CEO and Co-Founder of CivicMapper, a geospatial technology development company that creates solutions for climate, infrastructure, and social equity using the power of modern mapping technologies.

Other presentations will include, “Is There Anything (Officially) Historic Around Here? – Using Technology to Engage the Public in Historic Preservation,” “Utilizing Google Maps API to Provide Data Visualization,” “Towards a Sustainable Trail System in the Mountain Creek Watershed, Michaux State Forest,” and more.

For more information and to register for GIS Day, please visit this link. For information about HU’s Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Technology program, click here.


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