Mines News

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.

 

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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 2,859 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.

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

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Surbeck Center
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 - Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Surbeck - McKeel
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Classroom Building Room 309