GIS Day 2011
Delaware County's GIS team has been a GIS Day participant since the event started in 1999. In previous years, the event was held at the JVS North in 1999, from 2000 to 2006 at Dempsey Middle School, in 2007 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and in 2008 and 2009 at the county's Hayes Service Administration Building. In 2010 and 2011 The GIS Staff traveled to a few local schools in the area to celebrate Geography Awareness Week. To view the photos for 1999 to 2010 click on the links below:
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This is the 13th year that Delaware County is celebrating the Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day.
The Geography Awareness Week is sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the American Association of Geographers (AAG), Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). Since 1987, the National Geographic Society has sponsored Geography Awareness Week to promote geographic literacy in schools, communities, and organizations, with a focus on the education of children. This event was intended to promote the understanding of geography in schools around the world.
In 2011, the GIS office traveled to three different schools throughout Delaware County educating over 700 students on GIS. The schools visited were Willis Intermediate School, Buckeye Valley Middle School and Delaware Christian School.
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