Washington University Data Director Keynoting GIS Symposium

by News Bureau on Friday, Sep. 13, 2013

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 13, 2013 – The fourth annual Southeast Missouri Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Symposium will take place at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18.

Topics covered will include K-12 education, college/university education and research, extension, planning and development, agriculture and what’s new in GIS. The keynote speaker for the event will be St. Louis-based Aaron Addison, the director of data services and GIS at Washington University. His topic will be “What is This Map for?”

Dr. Indi Braden, a member of the GIS Advisory group for southeast Missouri and an associate professor in the Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University, helped organize the event. She said the purpose for the event is “to provide an opportunity to learn new information, to see where others are implementing this technology, and to network with GIS users.”

“GIS is a technology with a variety of applications in agriculture, business, conservation, education, emergency management, planning and development, public health, service, and more,” Braden said.

The event is free and open to the public, though registration is required. To register, visit http://2013semogissymposium.eventbrite.com. Lunch will also be provided.

For more information, please contact Braden at (573) 651-2793 or isbraden@semo.edu.