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GIS Forum at Plattsburgh State Monday, April 26

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will host the annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Forum on Monday April 26 from 2 - 5 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. The scheduled speakers at the forum are:

Fun with GPS
Don Cooke
GDT, Lebanon, N.H

Community Mapping: Tools for Sustainability
Ned Swanberg
Community Mapping Program
Woodstock, Vermont

GIS Applications for NYC Watershed Management
Brian O'Malley
GIS/Database Programmer
PAR Government Systems Corp.
Kingston, NY

GIS and Public Service Commission Emergency Response
Linda Demers
GIS Coordinator
NYS Department of Public Service
Albany, New York

Tools for Public Health Surveillance
Steve Toutant, MSc
GIS Analyst
CHUL Research Center
Public Health Research Unit
University Laval, Quebec

Diversity of GIS at NYS DOT
Frank Winters
GIS Manager
NYS Department of Transportation
Albany, New York

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is becoming an increasingly important computer-based mapping, database management and decision-making tool in a variety of fields.

It is widely used in marketing, business, natural resources, anthropology, communications, health care, engineering, law enforcement, land use planning, education and homeland security applications.
The Forum will showcase a broad range of GIS applications to students, faculty and the community.

The forum is sponsored by the Center for Earth and Environmental Science, the Center for the Study of Canada, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Science and College Auxiliary Services.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact: Eileen B. Allen, coordinator, GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratories, 518-564-2020 or email: [email protected]

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