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Geography Week Celebrated November 19-20 10.28.2003

October 28, 2003
Geography Week is being celebrated November 19 & 20, 2003! Peer into the past and envision the future. See how mapping and imagery are being implemented effectively across the Federal Government. See first hand how these location-based tools are making ground breaking steps in becoming a working component of today's Federal Enterprise Architecture and their significance to the President's Management Agenda. This event will offer a chance for the public, Federal/state/local officials, and key members of the geospatial community to come see just how these connective technologies are now the mainstay of managing lands first explored over 200 years ago.

The event is being held at the Mellon Auditorium and EPA East Building at 1300 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington D.C just steps away from the Federal Triangle Metro Stop from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The centerpiece of this celebration will be a large Federal multi-agency exhibit demonstrating how geospatial technologies support agencies in achieving their mission goals. It also illustrates how multiple agencies are working together and with partners, such as Geospatial One-Stop and FGDC, toward a common National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

Also, learn about key efforts in enterprise architecture, Geo-based E-Gov initiatives, Geospatial One-Stop, Earth Observing Systems and how agencies are using geospatial technologies to commemorate the 200 th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Registration for sessions are available at: www.fgdc.gov/gisday2003/

Teachers, children, and the public alike are all invited to come take an interactive journey along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Whether you are child or "┬śchild at heart,' you are sure to be fascinated by this great 200 year old adventure.

For more information and to register, please visit the Federal GIS Day Website at www.fgdc.gov/gisday2003/ or complete this form and fax it to Federal GIS Day at 202-566-2147.