GIS Day 2009

This GIS Day event was held on Wednesday, November 17, 2009. The agenda included speakers, exhibits, activities, and geocaching. Speakers were from these organizations: Medford Township Police Department, US Census Bureau – Philadelphia, ESRI – Philadelphia, and NJIT. This year was the first time students could geocache –navigate using a Garmin handheld to find hidden treasures outdoors.

Some of the organizations represented:

Atlantic Cape Community College


Before 9:00am

Theatre Lobby, C-Building

All Day Registration

9:00am - 9:15am

Walter Edge Theatre, C-Building

Introduction (What is GIS? What is GIS Day?)

Welcome by Dr. Peter Mora, President

Bill Carson, Field Director for US Congressman Frank LoBiondo

*All presentations were simulcasted to the Atlantic City and Cape May campuses


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laramie Potts, Specialist in Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), geodesy Assistant Professor for the Department of Engineering Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Center for Science and Technology, and Atlantic Cape’s Beacons by the Sea Visiting Professor for the 2009-2010 Academic Year


Matt Martini, Senior Account Representative, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Philadelphia Region




Ann Jeffers, Geographic Coordinator, US Census Bureau Philadelphia Region


Officer Joseph Latigona, Medford Township Police Department


Cafeteria A, C-Building – Lunch; Campus Quad – Geocaching

Lunch and Geocaching

*Lunch provided for exhibitors and participating school students by prior invitation only


J-Building Hallway and Cafeteria A

Activities and Exhibitions


See Cape May Herald’s news article here


View photos from this event at Geowep at Atlantic Cape’s Facebook page!