Images of Kitsap County
Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: November 8, 2007
Contact: Diane Mark
Phone: (360) 337-4782
No. 07-79

Learn all about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Kitsap County’s 8th Annual GIS Day, Nov. 14

PORT ORCHARD, WA—Like an eye in the sky that sees all, the new Kitsap Mapping and Analysis Portal (KMAP) utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) satellite technology can zoom in and visually show nearly everything in Kitsap County from realistic three-dimensional mapping images to the best places to watch for bald eagles.

A demonstration of the new KMAP system that will soon be available is just one of the highlights at the 8th Annual GIS Day, 11 AM – 1:30 PM, Nov. 14 at the Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard.

Hosted by the GIS Division of the Kitsap County Department of Information Services, the event will feature a hand-on demonstration of the KMAP system, a display of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology, a gallery of various detailed maps of Kitsap County, and fun and prizes including a trivia contest on Kitsap geography and raffle. Light refreshments will be served.

Held each year on the Wednesday of National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week (November 11–17 in 2007), GIS Day is a global event that celebrates this ever-expanding technology that’s bringing countless benefits to the world and locally, helping everyone from planners and analysts to everyday people to make informed decisions about their communities.

GIS Day is principally sponsored by the National Geographic Society, Association of American Geographers, the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, United States Geological Survey, Library of Congress, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett–Packard and Environmental Systems Research Institute.

GIS Day and www.gisday.com are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of ESRI in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions. Other companies and products mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.
 


To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Officer, 
call Clarence Moriwaki at 360-337-4481 or email: cmoriwak@co.kitsap.wa.us

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014