15. April 2020 - 12:00 till 13:00
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What is GIS? - April 15, 2020 | King Street Center | Wednesday, 15. April 2020

Overview
Welcome to the “Geospatial Revolution!” This one-hour workshop provides a concise overview of the fundamental components and business uses of Geographic Information Systems—GIS. Attendees learn how GIS combines geographic theory, information technology, and system integration practices to transform business processes within King County. But most importantly, in simple terms we demonstrate how any agency, company, or individual can benefit from GIS and join the geospatial revolution.
Audience
What is GIS? is for managers, administrators, professionals, and anyone who would like to learn how GIS can help their agency, business, private life, or personal career development.
Goals

Learn what GIS is and what it can do.
Discover the components of GIS.
Understand how GIS can process data to solve business problems.
See a variety of real-world business and daily-life applications for GIS.

Topics Covered

Fundamental GIS concepts
Typical GIS applications
The relationship between data, information, and knowledge
Integrating data with GIS
How GIS works in King County
20 things that GIS can do
How you can put GIS to work 

Prerequisites and Recommendations
An open and inquiring mind.