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Subject :GeoSummit brings GIS experts to UC Merced
Contact :Mike Conway    209-385-6232

GeoSummit held at UC Merced open to the public


The fourth annual GeoSummit, “Integrating your community, world, life” will be held March 14 in the California Room at the UC Merced campus. The event is open to the public at no charge.


The focus of the GeoSummit is “The Application of GIS” and will feature speakers from all walks of GIS to share their work and research using the latest in GIS technology to understand and address local, regional, and statewide concerns.


GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, is the field where people analyze geographic data and produce specialized maps, charts and other reports to interpret and understand the information. GIS is used to determine everything from the most efficient bus routes to tracking disease patterns to logging the condition of fire hydrants.


The event is free, but there is a $6 fee for on-campus parking. Advanced registration is required. Go to