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Learn about GIS and geocaching

geocacherMeet Quinte Conservation’s GIS specialists who will show you GIS mapping in action and learn about geocaching to celebrate World Wide GIS Day.

Quinte Conservation will host an open house style information session open to everyone on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at their office in Belleville.

“GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. GIS is a computer system that captures, stores, and checks data that is related to a location on the Earth’s surface,” said Communications Manager Jennifer May-Anderson. “We can use these systems to show many different kinds of data on one map. This allows our staff to see, analyze, and understand relationships and patterns in our watersheds.”

Quinte Conservation uses these maps to create trail maps for conservation areas as well as to understand more complex issues such as flood forecasting and climate change.

People who attend can expect to:
Meet GIS experts, Amy Dickens and Curtis Vance
Find out how Quinte Conservation uses GIS every day
See GIS mapping in action
Explore the region with specialized maps
Learn how to geocache
See how mapping technology has changed over the years
Receive a certificate of participation

“Learning how to geocache will be a highlight of the afternoon,” said May-Anderson. “Geocachers use GPS units to look for hidden caches or treasures in the outdoors. There are many geocaches hidden at our Conservation Areas. Our staff will teach participants how to find them.”

DATE: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
LOCATION: Quinte Conservation office, 2061 Old Highway 2, (corner of Old Highway 2 and Wallbridge-Loyalist Road) Belleville, ON
TIME: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


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