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David T

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GIS Day was this past Wednesday, November 14. Did anyone else on the board celebrate?

We held our first GIS Day celebration at Camp Pendleton, which included a proclamation by our Commanding Officer, signifying the day on base. We were hugely successfully - with about 150 people coming by our offices, and spending about 30-45 minutes each, learning more about the services we offer. As if we needed to generate more 'business' for ourselves, we got lots of positive feedback, and really put the message out there for everyone about GIS at our military installation.

We were featured in two articles, one in the Base newspaper, and another in our local newspaper. There may be some additional articles on their way. It's always nice when your program is recognized, and gets positive marketing.

Here's a link to the two articles:

Camp Pendleton Newspaper (The Scout)

North County Times (local newspaper)
David Toney, GISP
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United States Marine Corps
West Coast Installations

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David,

Sounds like you had a wonderful response! Nice articles, too. Going to do it again next year??

We've been hosting a GIS Day at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for quite a few years (since 1999?). Our participants are diverse, from those getting their first exposure to GIS, to area professionals looking for professional development. You can see our GIS Day website at http://www.uwm.edu/D...IS/GIS_Day2007/

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Donna

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Here at Sonoma County we also have been hosting GIS Day for the a few years. This year was our best year with 14 demonstration areas, 7 presentations, student and professional mapping contest, and more. I look forward to it every year, even though the planning takes a great deal of time. One thing that makes it worthwhile is the elementary school children who come every year. Our GIS Day site is https://gis.sonoma-c....org/GISDay.htm. In the next few weeks I will be posting some of the PowerPoint presentations from the event and a few more things. Maybe even the maps from the winners of our map gallery contest, which was voted on by the public.

Our local paper ran an article about GIS a couple of days before the event. The link is http://www1.pressdem.../NEWS/711120304, however they may require a log on to view it.

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Kevin Lacefield, GIS Programmer Analyst
County of Sonoma
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