PALM BAY, Florida – The City of Palm Bay, in conjunction with Brevard Community College, will host its sixth annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
This communitywide event will be held on Brevard Community College’s Palm Bay Campus at the Central Pavilion of Building 2 by Lake Titan. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will include a map gallery and presentations from local GIS experts. Local officials will also be on hand to make the official proclamation of GIS Day.
Held each year on the Wednesday of National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week (November 11-17, 2012), GIS Day is a global event to make people aware of geographic information system (GIS) technology and the important contributions it makes in the fields of science, technology, information, and the humanities. Palm Bay’s GIS Day provides an opportunity for those interested in learning about GIS to see its applications in action.
Palm Bay’s GIS Day will highlight the use of GIS in specific areas such as: 3D modeling, useful mapping applications, interactive mapping, and asset management capabilities. The Map Gallery will showcase the abilities of GIS and how the City can utilize the information to provide better and more efficient services. Local GIS Experts will provide details about how the City uses GIS, including information about street maps, water and sewer availability, road conditions, zoning, fire station response times, and flood zones. The public can also learn more about the interactive mapping tools available through the City’s web site and how they can be utilized during emergency situations.