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Legislation #: 031257 Introduction Date: 11/13/2003
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 11/13/2003
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Declaring November 19, 2003, as National Geographic Information System Day.

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11/12/2003

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11/13/2003

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RESOLUTION NO. 031257

Declaring November 19, 2003, as National Geographic Information System Day.

WHEREAS, Geography Awareness Week is November 16-22, 2003; and

 

WHEREAS, National Geographic Information System (GIS) Day is November 19, 2003; and

 

WHEREAS, Geography Awareness Week promotes geographic literacy in schools; and

WHEREAS, GIS is an important part of geography awareness; and

WHEREAS, a geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based location information system that displays a variety of visual layers of data such as parcels, streets, demographics, council districts, school districts, etc. Being able to see this visual data with its related information gives the user much more information about the location or data and decisions about what is happening and what can happen at that location are based on an analysis of all of the information; and

 

WHEREAS, City staff utilizes GIS to complete essential daily business in the Information Technology, Public Works, Water Services, City Planning and Development, Neighborhood and Community Services, Health, Environmental Management, and the Public Safety Departments; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City Missouri is committed to expanding GIS to the schools and general public in order to showcase real-world applications with GIS; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare November 19, 2003, as National Geographic Information System Day in Kansas City, Missouri; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Gail Roper with the urging of the Mayor and Council that all citizens participate in GIS Day activities.

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