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On Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 the New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium and Complex Systems Research Center hosted their eighth 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 2006 conference included hundreds of high school junior and senior level students, Geo-Spatial Science professionals, university students and members of the general public. Total attendance for the day included over one eight hundred participants from all over Northern New England.

 
 
 
      

Professoinals, students and all public guests were hosted to many attractions and events including the GIS Day 2006 featured attraction, the "NOAA Ocean Mapping and Exploration Cartographic Exhibition" . This exhibition featured a collection of one hundred professional high quality maps portraying spectacular, full color, global, regional and local cartogarphic views of the 70% of our planet which is covered by water. This fantastic exhibition was also complemented by a show stopping fleet of highly detailed ocean mapping and exploration vehicle Scale Models on loan from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution including one of the ALVIN undersea research submersible.

Other features and events which occured at this year's conference included an extensive modern cartographic exhibition, a Geo-Spatial Science college fair, a professional Geo-Science vendor hall, and hands on, state-of-the-art GIS and Remote Sensing laboratory tours. The GIS Day 2006 Modern Cartographic Exhibition featured dozens of maps and posters from presenters from all around the state from many sectors of the Geo-Spatial Science community including urban planning, resource management, emergency management, education, science, government, and industry. The GIS Day 2006 Geo-Spatial Science College Fair featured representatives from many regional Geo-Spatial Science undergraduate, graduate degree and certificate programs. All guests were also hosted to a professional hardware, software and geographic products Vendor Hall featuring leading companies and organizations in the Geo-Science industry.


     

In an effort to further enhance geographic knowledge all students guests were also hosted to a series of talks and provided with packets of information about career, educational and technology opportunities with the Geo-Spatial Sciences. Afternoon guests professional and public guests were also hosted to a series of professional vendor and data provider talks and presentations.
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