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.

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About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

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