|Geography Department sponsors GIS Day speaker|
Darryl A. Holman, a GIS specialist with the U.S. Forest Service at Chippewa National Forest in north central Minnesota, will present a talk, "Using GIS and GPS for Emergency Management," at noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Room 1, Gamble Hall. Holman will discuss his experiences using GIS and GPS as a firefighter, as part of an Incident Command Team, and with FEMA in support of Urban Search and Rescue Team efforts following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The talk will be held on GIS Day, an international event principally sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers, the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, the U.S. Geological Survey, The Library of Congress, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and the Environmental Systems Research Institute. GIS Day is part of Geography Awareness Week, which is Nov. 11-17.
-- Brad Rundquist, Associate Professor, Geography, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-4589