GIS Day – Discovering the World Through GIS
November 18, 2015 marks GIS Day. Across the globe, the geospatial industry is saluted on this special day. GIS Day is an international event that showcases the work of professionals who work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. The main goals of GIS Day are to help people recognize, discover and explore the many benefits of GIS, showcase the many uses of GIS and demonstrate real world applications of GIS making a difference in our society.
In 1854, Dr. John Snow created a map that changed the world. Dr. Snow represented the cholera outbreak in London. He was able to do so by speaking with residents in affected areas and was able to map out the deaths. Through his efforts, Dr. Snow was able to locate the source of the disease and helped to save many lives. The map created by Dr. Snow is one of the earliest known examples of geographic analysis. For more information on Dr. Snow’s geographic analysis, browse this article on GIS Lounge’s blog.
Some of today’s applications of GIS are to help make schools and college campuses safer. Information plays an integral part in emergency response. By ensuring emergency responders can easily access all necessary data in one location, they can more efficiently and effectively respond in emergency situations. For emergency responders, the power to easily access data can significantly improve decision making during critical times.
C.T. Male Associates is helping numerous colleges grow their base of information with data that could be available at a moment’s notice. For more information on how GIS can help your facility, please contact Christa Hay today at 518.786.7518 or via email at [email protected].