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City of Woodstock Celebrates GIS Day

GIS (geographic information systems) Day is celebrated worldwide on Wednesday, November 13. The City of Woodstock is fortunate to have three full-time mapping and GIS professionals on staff. GIS Manager Katy Legett, Analyst II Palmer Rogers, and Analyst I Zachary Knudsen implement an innovative application of geographic information system technology in analysis, visualization, and gained insights into geospatial data.

The division's work affects everything from emergency response to environmental conservation. Kyle Bennett, City of Woodstock's tourism manager, expressed his gratitude for the division's contributions to the annual Scarecrow Invasion, which is organized by the Woodstock Visitors Center and IN Season.

"The map they've created with all of the spaces around downtown Woodstock for scarecrow displays has helped bring the event to the next level," said Bennett. "We have one of the biggest and most organized scarecrow events in the Southeast, and it's in no small part due to our GIS team's involvement."

GIS Day was first observed in 1999. The explosion of geospatial technology since then has allowed GIS applications to make exponentially larger impacts on the communities that utilize it.

The City's GIS division is enthusiastic and passionate about supporting the delivery of services in Woodstock. To learn more about how the City of Woodstock is innovating through the application of GIS, visit Wdstk.ga/gis.
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