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November 9, 2018

Boulder County hosting World GIS Day Event and Presentations on Nov. 14

Nov. 14 GIS Day presentations in Boulder are free and open to the public

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County is hosting a World GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day event on Wed., Nov. 14 in Boulder. The event is free and open to the public.

GIS Day is part of Geography Awareness Week. Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it. Held each year in November, World GIS Day events focus on the importance of geography by using lessons, games, and presentations for the public.

Since 1987, GIS technology has become an integral part of almost all of Boulder County’s governmental functions including:

  • Emergency and law enforcement
  • Floodplain management
  • Land use planning and zoning
  • Open space acquisitions, operations, and management
  • Precinct delineation
  • Property assessment
  • Public health
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Snow plowing
  • Wildfire mitigation

What: Boulder County GIS Day 2018
When: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Where: Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Boulder County Courthouse, Third Floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder
Event Schedule:
(attendees can drop by for any or all of the events)

  • 9 a.m. – Light breakfast served (bagels, fruit, coffee, juice)
  • 9:10 a.m. – Welcome and announcements
  • 9:15 a.m. – “Show and Tell: CONNECTAssessment in the Boulder County Assessor’s Office” by Rachel Parrinello
  • 9:30 a.m. – “Where in Boulder County?” game
  • 9:40 a.m. – “Explorer for ArcGIS” – live demo by Tim Lomas
  • 10 a.m. – “Where in Boulder County?” game / networking break
  • 10:30 a.m. – “Situational Awareness in Emergency Operations” live demo by Mark Mullane
  • 10:50 a.m. – “Where in Boulder County?” game
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Using GIS in Wildfire Mitigation” – Presentation by Amber Horrie and Molly Watson
  • 11:30 a.m. – “Impact of Electric Buses on Air Pollution: Using GIS for Location Intelligence Study” in London” – Presentation by Jacob Schmidt, University of Colorado student
  • 11:45 a.m. – Wrap Up

For more information, contact Molly Watson at or 303-441-3886.

Boulder County GIS DAY 2018