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November 18, 2015: World Wide GIS Day at QC

Join us as Quinte Conservation’s GIS specialists show you GIS mapping in action and learn about geocaching to celebrate World Wide GIS Day. Quinte Conservation will be holding an open house style information session open to everyone on November 18 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at their office in Belleville.

Communications Manager Jennifer May-Anderson explains, “GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. GIS is a computer system that captures, stores, and checks data that is related to a location on the Earth’s surface. We can use these systems to show many different kinds of data on one map. This allows our staff to see, analyze, and understand relationships and patterns in our watersheds.”

May-Anderson adds, “We want to be a part of World Wide GIS Day and introduce the public to the fascinating world of digital maps. We use these maps to create trail maps for our Conservation Areas as well as to understand more complex issues such as flood forecasting and climate change.”

People who attend can enjoy:

  • Meeting our GIS experts, Amy Dickens and Curtis Vance
  • Find out how Quinte Conservation uses GIS every day
  • See GIS mapping in action
  • Explore our region with specialized maps
  • Learn how to geocache
  • See how mapping technology has changed over the years
  • Receive a certificate of participation

May-Anderson adds, “Learning how to geocache will be a highlight of the afternoon. Geocachers use GPS units to look for hidden caches or treasures in the outdoors. There are many geocaches hidden at our Conservation Areas. Our staff will teach participants how to find them.”

DATE: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

LOCATION: Quinte Conservation office, 2061 Old Highway 2, (corner of Old Highway 2 and Wallbridge-Loyalist Road) Belleville, ON

TIME: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony.

For more information:
Jennifer May-Anderson
Jennifer May-Anderson
Communications Manager
(613) 968-3434 ext. 125
(613) 354-3312 ext. 125

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