UoN Celebrates World GIS Day
Date and time: 
Wed, 2016-11-16 08:54
Location / Venue: 

Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre, CELT, Main Campus, UoN

Geospatial & Space Technology Department and Geospatial Engineering  Students Association (GESA) commemorated the world GIS Day on 16/11/2016 at the Civil Engineering Lecturer Theatre (CELT), UoNParticipants keenly follow proceedings of the World GIS Day_UoN 2016

GIS Day is a world event that brings together the Academia, Student fraternity, and industry players / users to meet, interact, learn and showcase GIS technologies and applications that are contributing to the sustainable development of our society.

It is an event that has been held at the UoN for more than 10 years. On this day, presentations on real life applications of GIS technologies in various sectors such as urban planning, environmental monitoring, etc. are done.

Highlights of this year’s event was a key presentation by the award winning Prof. Mulaku G.C. (Professor of Surveying), PhD. and one time Dean, School of Engineering, and Chairman, Survey department (now Geospatial & Space Technology), who specializes in Geo-informatics & visualization, Cadastral studies and GIS/Land Management Information Systems.

Special presentations included amongst others by representatives from Oakar Services Ltd., the main event sponsors, on Photogrammetry, Land Surveying and GIS; ESRI EA (whose parent firm, ESRI are the originators of GIS Day), Geomaps Africa.

Apart from learning more about useful GIS technologies, students also won awesome prizes in a poster contest in which posters were made using any Oakar distributed software such as Geomedia, ERDAS Imagine, etc.

Participants followed the buzz on social media: FacebookTwitterBlog

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Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2017-12-30 08:54
Contact Person: 

Chairman, Geospatial & Space Technology Department