Blue Marble Volunteers at Local Schools for GIS Day
Gardiner, Maine - November 13, 2009 - Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) announces its participation in National GIS Day, November 18th 2009. Employees will go to local schools and present a demonstration on how GIS is a part of our every day life. Blue Marble's geospatial data manipulation and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software companies, universities, oil and gas companies, civil engineering, surveying, technology, enterprise GIS groups, government and military organizations.
Blue Marble has volunteered to present a GIS discussion to three high schools in the Augusta Maine region to promote geographic awareness in Maine. GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in society. More than 80 countries will participate in holding local events. Blue Marble will lead an open discussion with the students on how GIS is a part of their everyday lives. The presentation will include a classroom exercise in which students will apply GIS tools and analysis to the question of where to construct a hypothetical wind farm in a given Maine location, taking into accounts the interests of local residents and environmental impact.
"It has long been a goal of Blue Marble Geographics' to contribute to our local community and we see GIS Day as a great way to do that," stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. "Maine has a rich history in surveying and mapping and today's students should learn more about that connection. We feel we have an obligation to our local students to share what we can about GIS as it is a great scientific tool and even potential career option for them."
About Blue Marble Geographics: Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, Maine is a leading developer and provider of geographic software products that provide sensible solutions for users and developers of geographic data. Blue Marble has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over 15 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com.
Blue Marble Geographics
Gardiner, ME, USA