Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus will host GIS Day from noon-3 p.m. Wednesday.
GIS Day is an international event that highlights the real-world applications of the geographic information systems, or GIS, field. Roane State offers a one-year certificate and a two-year associate degree in GIS.
“GIS is a great field that blends science, geography, mathematics and, in a way, art,” said Pat Wurth, associate professor and director of Roane State’s GIS program. “We want anyone interested in GIS to visit on GIS Day and learn more about how this technology and training is used in a variety of fields.”
The Wednesday event in the atrium will be hosted by Jim Brannon, Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail, and Wurth. Organizations such as the City of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy will showcase how GIS is used in their operations.
Visitors are invited to stay for an open meeting of the Oak Ridge GIS Working Group. Held in Room C-102 at 1 p.m., the meeting will include speakers on topics such as employment opportunities in GIS and the future of GIS technologies.
Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus is at 701 Briarcliff Ave.
For more information, contact Wurth at (865) 354-3000, ext. 2275, or [email protected].