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Do you like making maps? Then the Haywood County Land Records/GIS Department has a contest for you. 

 

In conjunction with the 10th annual international observance of GIS Day, Land Records/GIS is sponsoring a Haywood County GIS Day Poster/Map Contest. The contest will have two categories – Adult/Professional and Youth/School. The Adult/Professional category is open to persons who make maps as part of their profession and those who do it as a hobby. The Youth/School Division is open to young people working individually or as part of a class project.

The theme for the maps/posters is Geography Matters. Entries can be created electronically or by hand, but they must be created by the person who submits them. The maximum size of the map is 18” x 24”. Entries must be received at the temporary County Administration Building, located at 81 Elmwood Way in Waynesville, by 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17.

First-place winners in each category will receive a $25 gift certificate to Wal-Mart and second-place winners will receive a GIS Day T-shirt. The awards will be presented at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, as part of a GIS Day celebration at the temporary County Administration Building.

 

Contest participants, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the awards presentation, as well as other parts of the GIS Day celebration, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the awards presentation, there will other GIS-related activities and demonstrations and refreshments. The 10th annual GIS Day is a global event where thousands of users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology open their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of the technology. Other organizations participating in the day’s activities include the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers (AAG), the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), the Library of Congress, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).

For more information on the contest, contact the Haywood County Land Records/GIS Dept. at 452-6644. For more information on GIS Day, visit the official website at www.gisday.com

  
For more information, contact:
David Teague, Public Information Officer
Haywood County
828-452-7305; 828-400-9691 or
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