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Citrus County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division Celebrates GIS Day

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on November 4, 2019

Citrus County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division Recognizes How Geographic Information System Technology Makes a Social Impact and Inspires Scientific Education

Citrus County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division Celebrates GIS Day

The Citrus County GIS Division will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The Citrus County GIS Division has shown an innovative application of geographic information system (GIS) technology in analysis, visualization, gaining insights into geospatial data, and thought leadership in the field of County Government Geographic Information Services.

Over 20 years ago, Jack Dangermond, the founder and president of Esri, envisioned people collaborating and sharing how GIS affects everyone. This led to the establishment of GIS Day, which was first observed in 1999. The explosion of geospatial technology since then has expanded that idea into a global event that shows how geography and the real-world applications of GIS are making a difference in society. It is a chance for organizations to share their accomplishments and inspire others to discover and use GIS.

“Geographic information and geospatial technology are crucial to operating and maintaining our infrastructure, sustaining our natural resources, and making informed decisions that can contribute to economic growth,” said Cynthia Skelhorn, GIS Director.  “By promoting GIS awareness, education and technical training we recognize its contribution to the welfare of Citrus County residents.”

This November, Citrus County will join hundreds of organizations worldwide in hosting gatherings that will serve to ignite the imagination of the future innovators who will further advance global progress using GIS.

“GIS Day is a wonderful opportunity for professionals from around the world to get together to share the amazing things they are doing,” said Dangermond. “Organizations responsible for everything from emergency response to environmental conservation are taking part in educational grassroots events that help others learn about geospatial science and how it impacts the real world for good. Our users should be proud of the work they do, which GIS Day is meant to showcase.”

For more information on how the Citrus County GIS Division is innovating through the application of GIS, visit

About Citrus County GIS – The Citrus County GIS Division supports the activities and business practices for Citrus County and its residents by providing comprehensive GIS data.

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