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Decision Support System for Urban Planning based on GIS

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:00 am to Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Category: Conventions / Conferences,Educational / Training
Age Range: Adults (age 18+)
Cost to Attend: Yes
Venue / Location: Archie Simpson Arena,Birchiwood Trails,Casman Centre,Clearwater Hotel,Community Hall - Anzac,Community Hall - Ft.Chipewyan (Mamawi),Community Room - Janvier Municipal Office,Council Chambers,Downtown (Fort McMurray),Fort McMurray Public Library,Frank Lacroix Arena,Future Forward Place,Golden Years Society,Good Shepherd School,Hardin Building,Hawkins Fire Hall,Haxton Centre / Borealis Park,Heritage Park,Jubilee Plaza,Keyano College,MacDonald Island Park /Suncor Community Leisure Ctr.,McMurray Experience,Merit Hotel,Nakewin Center- Conklin,Nistawoyou Friendship Centre,Parks Parking Lot,Peter Pond Mall,Quality Inn and Conference Centre,Reflections (within Keyano College),Sawridge Inn,Snye Park,St. Martha's School,Stonebridge Hotel,Syncrude Timberlea Athletic Park,Syncude Sport & Wellness Center,The Hub - Downtown,The Hub - Timberlea,The Redpoll Centre,Thickwood,Timberlea,Timberlea Landing,Vista Ridge,YMCA (Westwood)
Community: Fort McMurray
Registration Required: Yes
Event Inquiries Contact: Loay Tawfik/ IEREK Organization
Contact Number: 1000028021
Contact Email: [email protected]

Geographic Information Systems is a powerful urban planning tool that provides functionality to capture, store, question, analyze, display and produce geographic information. Moreover, it is a technology that encompasses the study of spatial (geographic) locations and features on Earth’s surface and the relationships between them. Because urban planning fundamentally involves the study of locations and spatial relationships, today’s employers are looking for graduates of urban planning and urban design programs with good command of GIS. Particularly, professionals with spatial analysis techniques and GIS project management skills are on demand in order to effectively deal with multi-faceted urban planning issues. Environmental Systems Research Institute’s (Esri) ArcGIS software suite has become a standard in the industry and is used by many government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private firms engaged in GIS analyses.