International GIS Day events in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — In celebration of International GIS Day, the City-Parish will be hosting a public workshop on Nov. 17.

GIS stands for geographic information system.

“Each year, our community comes together to celebrate International GIS Day and learn more about the role GIS plays in making our community better and the services our City-Parish delivers more efficient and effective for our residents,” said Mayor Broome. “This year’s workshop will build on our annual celebration of GIS, connecting the residents we serve with relevant information and free resources they can use in their daily lives.”

The workshop will feature guest speakers, including local experts and City-Parish GIS staff, according to the mayor’s office. Speakers will discuss the importance of GIS and how it is used to improve quality of life, government operations and EBR Parish residents.

Topics at the workshop include:

  • GIS analysis of dropout rates in Louisiana public high schools
  • How flood maps are developed using remote sensing techniques and GIS
  • The role of GIS in mapping the National Oil Spill Database
  • An overview of the state of the City-Parish’s GIS program showcasing free tools and resources available

The workshop will be at the River Center Branch Library’s fourth-floor conference room (250 North Blvd.) from 6-8 p.m.

A GIS Day gallery is available for viewing on the first floor of the East Baton Rouge Main Library (7711 Goodwood Blvd.) and online.

For more information about GIS Day in Baton Rouge, click here.

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