Published on November 19, 2013  

Samford University’s Department of Geography is hosting a GIS Day Open House Nov. 19 as part of Geography Awareness Week 2013.

GIS–Geographic Information Systems–help researchers gather, organize and interpret geographic data to better understand and explain other aspects of the world.

Samford geography chair Jennifer Speights-Binet said the department is expecting more than 30 Birmingham-area GIS professionals at the 9:30-11:30 a.m. event. They will be earning points toward certification as geographic information systems professionals (GISP,) demonstrating technology, networking with Samford geography students and reviewing student research.