Governor declares GIS day in Kentucky

Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton last week signed a proclamation declaring Nov. 19 as Kentucky Geographic Information Systems Day, to coincide with the last day of national Geography Awareness Week.

Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc., the National Geographic Society and the Association of American Geographers are the main sponsors of GIS Day 1999, which is designed to make people aware of the contributions that GIS technology makes in their everyday lives.

To celebrate GIS Day (www.gisday.com), users and vendors will open their doors to schools, businesses and the public and host a series of grass-roots events to illustrate real-world examples of the technology. In conjunction with Patton's declaration, the Kentucky Office of GIS will host an open house and demonstration at the state capitol in Frankfort.

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