Boulder County Hosting World GIS Day Event And Presentations

November 12, 2018 – Boulder County is hosting a World GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day event on Wednesday, November 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 and management, precinct delineation, property assessment, public health, road construction and maintenance, snow plowing and wildfire mitigation.

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

Boulder County GIS Day 2018 will be held in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Boulder County Courthouse, Third Floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder.

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