Fairfax County Celebrates GIS Day on Nov. 17


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Oct. 29, 2004

 

Fairfax County Celebrates GIS Day on Nov. 17

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Fairfax County government agencies will showcase their achievements and educate their peers and the public about their use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Activities will include the announcement of the annual GIS Day Excellence Awards; GIS exhibitors from numerous county agencies; live demonstrations of GIS products, services and internal business processes; the GIS Excellence Awards Map Gallery; and drawings for GIS Day t-shirts and hats throughout the day. GIS Day is a global event during which GIS users work to expand the understanding of how GIS technology and geography makes a difference in our lives. All GIS Day activities will be held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

GIS, a computer-based tool used to map and analyze features and events, combines the power of a database with the visualization capabilities offered by maps. More than half a million people in the world use GIS to solve problems in areas such as environmental protection, pollution, health care, land use, asset deployment and routing, natural resources, conservation, business efficiency, education and social inequities.

The GIS Excellence Awards recognize individual county employees, teams and departments who have demonstrated exceptional utilization of the county’s GIS. The awards will be announced by Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly, Chief Information Officer David Molchany and Department of Information Technology Director Wanda Gibson. Winners will have used GIS to improve business processes, perform geographic analysis, visualize projects and improve efficiency.

The GIS Exhibit Hall will include agency employees representing Fairfax County Fire & Rescue, Planning & Zoning, Police, Transportation, Park Authority, as well as Public Works & Environmental Services including Land Development Services, Maintenance & Stormwater Management, Planning & Design, Stormwater Planning, Wastewater Management, and Urban Forestry. Guests will be able to see how these agencies are using GIS to deliver enhanced services and discuss those uses with each agency’s representatives.

For the latest information on Fairfax County’s GIS Day activities and the county’s GIS, visit our Web page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/maps/gisday.htm or call 703-324-4366, TTY 711.


FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS.

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