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Release Date Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Digital Mappers Invite Public to Learn the Craft

This image shows linked views of Rapid City imagery and map from a GIS program.

RAPID CITY, SD (Oct. 12, 2017) – Maps are everywhere: your phone, your car, your local government web pages and more. The Black Hills Digital Mapping Association supports the professionals who make it all happen behind the scenes.

The association’s annual meeting includes free introductory lessons on digital mapping. The Esri  Hands-on Learning Lab is open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 and Wednesday, October 18 in the Surbeck Center on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus. 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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