Gateway Gazette

Town of Okotoks Attends World GIS Day

Okotoks GISThe celebration of World GIS Day was held at the TELUS-Spark Science Centre in Calgary on the evening of November 19, 2014.  The event was coordinated by the Alberta Geomatics Group (AGG), SAIT and the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP).

A total of 480 delegates, sponsors, and exhibitors registered for the event. The Town of Okotoks had presenters from its GIS team (Tom Jacks and Jeff Morcom) and representatives from its Economic Development team (Shane Olson and Alexandra Ross).

Okotoks’ GIS team members were able to give live presentations on some of the state of the art GIS projects currently being done in Okotoks, while Shane and Alexandra were able to tout the benefits of living, working and playing in the Okotoks through the distribution of promotional materials & relocation packages. All told, it was a very successful event.

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