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GIS Day started in 1987, as part of the National Geographic’s Geography Week, as a way to expose society to the tools and opportunities of GIS. The Delaware Geographic Data Committee is a cooperative effort among all levels of government, the academic sector, and the private sector, to build a Delaware GIS Community and improve the coordination of the use of GIS tools and spatial data in Delaware, so for several years the State of Delaware has participated in celebrating GIS Day.
For the third year, the Delaware GIS Day Event Committee offered to selected 5th grade students a field trip to the Dover Air Command Mobility Museum. The event was designed to support Delaware curriculum requirements for fifth-grade students who are learning about geography, cartography and the world around us.
- GIS Scavenger Hunt
- GRID and River Layers Activity by the Delaware Geographic Alliance
- tracing different layers over aerial photography
- Dover Race Weekend
- Museum Tour
- Compass vs GPS
- Delasoft RoadView
- flight simulation – which uses digital mapping to teach new pilots
- how paramedics and other emergency workers quickly find those in need during emergencies
- entering into the world itself, a 20-foot diameter Earth Balloon to learn something special about each continent
- a game of Map Jeopardy
- a hands on chance to use GIS to discover which mystery animal was going to be placed in a zoo
Thank you so much to our sponsors; we couldn’t host this event without your support!