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Celebrate GIS Day

Dear Editor:

GIS Day is Thursday, Nov. 17. The city of Aspen and Pitkin County GIS Department is hosting an open house to raise awareness about GIS technology and how it can promote efficiency in work programs, public services and decision-making. We are also celebrating 20 years of GIS in Aspen and Pitkin County.

The GIS Day Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at 455 Rio Grande Place.

The Aspen-Pitkin GIS program started on May 17, 1991, with the acquisition of aerial photography, which was the foundation for our GIS database. Over the past 20 years, more than 125 spatial data layers have been developed, including roads, trails, public and private-land boundaries, planning and zoning areas, administrative districts, parks and open space and aerial photography.

People throughout the world are honoring geography and the application of GIS technology on GIS Day. Come celebrate with us and learn about how the city and county utilize GIS, and what services are available to our citizens. Various maps will be on display, including a historical progression of parcel mapping and aerial photography. We will also provide assistance on using our online web mapping service GISMO.

For information about GIS Day or any GIS-related efforts in Aspen or Pitkin County, contact Mary Lackner at (970) 920-5106.

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