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NOVA-Reston Center to host GIS Day speakers

Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Reston Center will host International Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Nov. 20. The event is open to current NOVA students and anyone interested in learning more about GIS applications.

NOVA-Reston Center recently hosted a two-day workshop to identify the core duties and tasks of geospatial analysts in the Northern Virginia region. GIS skills are in demand by government agencies, non-profit groups and private companies. 

NOVA offers an associate of science degree program and a certificate program in GIS studies. Students in these programs develop a framework of knowledge in spatial analysis, cartography, information technology, database management and other disciplines supporting GIS.

GIS Day is sponsored by NOVA’s Geography and Geospatial Technology program. 

This event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. 

6:30 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. Introductions and Welcome

6:35 p.m. to 7 p.m. GIS 290 Internship Project:  Weather Balloon Gustavo Zastrow, GIS CSC 

7 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. Arc10.2 and Remote Sensing Tools Gerald Kinn, senior imagery specialist, 

7:25 p.m. to 8 p.m. GIS and Remote Sensing Integration  Greg Bacon, GIS analyst, Fairfax 
County Government

8 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Employment roundtable

8:15 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. ASPRS chapter minute

8:20 p.m. Refreshments

NOVA-Reston Center is located at 1831 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA. (Third floor, Room #307).

This event is free and open to the public. 

For more information on the NOVA-Reston Center GIS programs or this event, contact Janice Ouellette at jouellette@nvcc.edu

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Corey Byers | 703.425.5847 | CByers@nvcc.edu

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.