Pegasus

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day

  • Staff (left to right): Ricardo Machado, Katie Walker, Kelsey Newcomb,and Erika McMaster, helped run the GIS table for the ...
    Staff (left to right): Ricardo Machado, Katie Walker, Kelsey Newcomb,and Erika McMaster, helped run the GIS table for the event
    Kathryn Bedard
  • Students had the opportunity to get neat swag gifts, such as pins and pencils
    Students had the opportunity to get neat swag gifts, such as pins and pencils
    Kathryn Bedard
  • Candy was available to students who came over to the table
    Candy was available to students who came over to the table
    Kathryn Bedard
  • Above is one of the maps that was on display for students to vote on
    Above is one of the maps that was on display for students to vote on
    Kathryn Bedard
  • The second clue was in the CAC below a framed list of all presidential visits to Washington College
    The second clue was in the CAC below a framed list of all presidential visits to Washington College
    Kathryn Bedard
  • The fourth clue was found in the second floor of Gibson on the GIS board
    The fourth clue was found in the second floor of Gibson on the GIS board
    Kathryn Bedard
  • The third clue was found in the middle of Kirkwall Meditation garden by the Career Center
    The third clue was found in the middle of Kirkwall Meditation garden by the Career Center
    Kathryn Bedard
  • The first clue of the geocaching event, as pictured above, was found at the stadium under one of the plaques
    The first clue of the geocaching event, as pictured above, was found at the stadium under one of the plaques
    Kathryn Bedard
  • The fifth and final clue was found in the toll science center
    The fifth and final clue was found in the toll science center
    Kathryn Bedard
  • Students flip through the maps as they learn about the importance of GIS to Washington College
    Students flip through the maps as they learn about the importance of GIS to Washington College
    Kathryn Bedard
November 15, 2017
For GIS day, students had the opportunity to do a geocaching event, vote on their favorite map, and receive cool swag.

GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, is a way of using computerized mapping systems to store, display, and analyze any type of data that has a geographic location. At Washington College, students can apply GIS to any number of majors such as business, communication, engineering, environmental management, and etc.


Last modified on May. 3rd at 3:30pm by Nick Blake.