GIS Day To Bring National Experts To Texas A&M Nov. 12-14
- GIS Day at Texas A&M features a career fair, industry panel, workshops and networking events
- The geographic information science job market is growing quickly, with over 100 new job postings every day
- Texas A&M students, faculty, staff and the local community are welcome to attend events
- National Geospatial Advisory Committee Chair Julie Sweetkind-Singer will deliver the keynote speech Tuesday Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m.
If you’ve ever used an app to order lunch delivered to your office, called 911, or used GPS navigation for driving directions, then you’ve benefitted from Geographic Information Science — or GIS — technologies.
Today’s world is tied together with GIS technology. Nearly every public and private sector of society, including banking, health care, tech, and law enforcement, use geospatial tools to make location-based data and services possible. Because of the technology’s widespread utility, job opportunities in GIS are growing, and an interdisciplinary event at Texas A&M University is helping Aggies get trained in GIS skills and network with leading employers.
GIS Day at Texas A&M is a 3-day annual event and the largest GIS Day event in the state. The local community, industry, and Texas A&M students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend free GIS technology workshops and interactive events. A GIS career fair, industry panel and networking events are also open to students.
Attendees are encouraged to register for workshops, events and competitions using the TAMU GIS Day website. All workshops are open to the public; registration is encouraged but not required.
“Geographic information science and technology is one of the cornerstones of modern data-driven applications, modeling and decision-making,” said Dr. Dan Goldberg, a co-chair of GIS Day, and associate professor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M.