Mines News

Release Date Monday, October 22, 2018

Digital Mappers Invite Public to Learn the Craft

This image shows the SD Mines campus and part of Rapid City as viewed with a GIS program in both map and 3D format.

Maps are everywhere: your phone, your car, your local government web pages and more. The Black Hills Digital Mapping Association Conference supports the professionals who make it all happen behind the scenes.  The conference is being held at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Oct. 23-24.

The association’s annual meeting includes free introductory lessons on digital mapping. The Esri Hands-on Learning Lab is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and ­­­­­­from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Surbeck Center on the SD Mines Campus (map here).

The lab is a free resource developed as an introduction to ArcGIS software. It consists of a group of laptops with headphones where students can work through lessons at their own pace. Come learn more about today’s mapping industry. Digital mapping professionals and the public can also register and attend presentations about data, drones, map apps and more.

  Visit bhdma.org for more information.


About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Charles Michael Ray , 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu

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