NPGS Recognizes Geographic Information Systems’ Making a Difference in Society

Duluth, MN—November 14, 2017— North Point Geographic Solutions (NPGS) will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. NPGS has shown innovative application of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization, and thought leadership through geographic information system (GIS) technology in the field of Government and Forestry GIS.

Over 17 years ago, consumer advocate Ralph Nader presented an idea to Esri founder and president Jack Dangermond: dedicate one day to show how geographic intelligence touches everyone. That 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 demonstrates how far GIS extends into people’s lives, and a forum for users to showcase their unique GIS accomplishments.

Through the use of GIS, NPGS has created several web applications and web maps that have benefited organizations throughout the country – from the Riley County, Kansas interactive GIS website, to the St. Louis County, Minnesota Adopt-a-Highway application.

“GIS Day is a great way to raise awareness to communities, government officials, and students of how important GIS is in today’s world,” says Stephanie Boyum, GIS Analyst for NPGS. “With GIS, we are able to solve problems spatially and apply geography in meaningful ways.”


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