The Geography Awareness Week will be held Nov. 13 - 16 by the Geography/GEOINT program at Fayetteville State University (FSU).

Therewill be multiple activities over the week, with the most important being the FSU Undergraduate Geospatial Poster Competition on Nov. 16. The competition will provide a unique opportunity for students to not only be involved in, but also to practice resolving real-world geographic problems with geospatial technologies. There will be three monetary prizes for undergrad posters and three prizes for early college posters.

The Maptitude mapping software team will be providing the donation for the poster competition prizes. The sponsorship helps FSU by supporting an event that will raise awareness of spatial thinking and enhance geography literacy, providing the geospatial skills that are increasingly in demand during the globalization and information era.

FSU is a regional university in Fayetteville, N.C. The college is part of the University of North Carolina System and the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.

Caliper Corporation is a privately held corporation, and a leading developer of mapping, redistricting, transportation and GIS software. They develop state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. With a focus on usability, Maptitude is designed to be a cost-effective, professional mapping software product. Maptitude enables organizations to leverage their location-based data to improve decision making and planning, while minimizing expenditure through competitively priced solutions.