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On Wednesday, November 1st, 2005 the New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium and Complex Systems Research Center hosted their seventh annual GIS Day Conference and College Fair at the Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire. GIS Day is a day set aside during National Geography Awareness Week for Geo-Spatial Science professionals to reach out and educate people of all ages about the important contributions that Geo-Spatial Science related technologies make in all of our lives. Invited guests to the GIS Day conference 2005 included hundreds of high school junior and senior level students and home schooled students from all over Northern New England and hundreds of Geo-Spatial Science professionals, university level students and member of the general public. Total attendance topped off at about 900 people for the day.


All GIS Day 2005 conference guests were hosted to many attractions and events including the 2005 featured attraction, the "National Geographic Cartographic Exhibition". This exhibition featured a collection of one hundred professional high quality maps protraying spectacular, global, regional and topical views of our world as viewed through the eyes of National Geographic Cartographers. All guests were also treated to a wonderful keynote presentation by National Geographic Chief Cartographer, Allan Carrol who brought this year's audiance on a tour of ninety years of map making at the National Geographic Society and while also showing what new and exciting plans the society has for the future

Another attraction at GIS Day 2005 included a Modern Cartographic Exhibition which featured up to one hundred maps and posters from presenters from all around the state. Invited presenters included professionals from many sectors of the Geo-Spatial Science community including urban planning, resource management, emergency management, education, science, government, and industry. GIS Day guests were also hosted to a Geo-Spatial Science College Fair which featured representatives from many regional Geo-Spatial Science undergraduate, graduate degree and certificate programs. Morning student guests were also be treated to a series of talks about the Geo-Spatial Sciences and the educational and career opportunities that they have to offer. Afternoon guests were also be hosted to a professional hardware, software and geographic products Vendor Hall and product demonstrations from leading companies and organizations in the Geo-Science industry.

In an effort to further enhance geographic knowledge all students guests were provided with packets that included additional information about Geo-Science related technologies, topics and career and educational opportunities in the Geo-Sciences. All students will also be also be provided with reference material and a series of souvenirs including maps and other items.

   To view more photos from GIS Day 2005, please click here!

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