I love the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, GIS Day. GIS Day?? Yep, happy Geographic Information Systems Day to you, and to SRTC’s two GIS Analysts, Kevin and Sylvia. That’s Kevin pictured. As you can see, he was really excited about the Census this past year.

GIS represents computer software, data, and solutions that are used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide in government, education, and business. The goal of GIS Day is to help educate children as well as adults on the applications of geography and computer-aided mapping.

Here at SRTC, GIS is a HUGE part of what we do. GIS products (maps, reports, and charts) reveal relationships, patterns, and trends that may not be obvious when viewed as raw data. GIS helps answer questions and solve problems by looking at data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared. For more information on how GIS is used in transportation planning, check out the GIS page on the SRTC website. Despite the importance of GIS here in our office, I failed to get Kevin and Sylvia a cake, so feel free to post

a comment on this thread to make them feel valued. Oh yeah, and don’t ever let anyone tell you we don’t know how to party here at SRTC. To prove it, we’re going to give one of these GIS buttons, and a GIS sticker, to the first person to ‘like’ SRTC on Facebook. Okay, it’s not a cash prize, but it’s the only free swag we’ve got.

And for more information on GIS Day activities Here’s the GIS Day website.

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