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Friday, November 14, 2008

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Media Contact: Herb Booth, Office:817-272-7075, Cell:214-546-1082, hbooth@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington's Central Library plays host to GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the library, 702 Planetarium Place. GIS stands for geographic information systems.

A student and faculty research showcase provides the Arlington community the opportunity to discover how GIS and its various applications are being used on the UT Arlington campus. The showcase is from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Taner Ozdil will discuss "Informed Design and Planning: The Role of GIS in Landscape Architecture" at noon in the sixth floor parlor. He will explore the increasing use of GIS in contemporary landscape architecture education and research. Refreshments will be served his presentation.

A hands-on workshop for planning public transportation in Arlington is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in room B20.

"The library enthusiastically supports the university's efforts to enhance and expand GIS education on campus," Library Dean Gerald Saxon said. "One way of doing this is by sponsoring GIS Day to showcase what the faculty and students are doing when they use GIS to capture, store, manage, analyze and model spatially referenced data."

The programs are free and open to the public. RSVP to Kevin Schuck at (817) 272-3313 or keschuck@uta.edu. Visit http://library.uta.edu/gisday/ for more information.

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