Point of Beginning

Sun Microsystems and ESRI Sponsor Game

November 13, 2001
Spatial data pros have access to new formats.

Sun Microsystems Inc. and ESRI will host the first GISQuest, an interactive, multimedia mapping game in which players are instructed through a video-on-demand broadcast on how to solve geographic problems using Websites powered by GIS technology. Participants can track forest fires, retrace explorers’ trails, and route a VIP’s tour while learning about the role of GIS in daily life. Contestants who complete the game will receive a personalized GISQuest certificate. Anyone over age 12 can participate. The Website will launch on GIS Day, Nov. 14.