UND, State of North Dakota, and U.S. Geological Survey will host GIS Users Conference

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The University of North Dakota, the UND Geography Department, the State of North Dakota and the U.S. Geological Survey will co-host the North Dakota GIS Users Conference October 11-13 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The conference starts at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, and closes at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13.

The conference brings together a wide range of professionals, researchers, educators and students who are interested in geographic information systems and their applications.

The keynote speakers are as follows:

*Brian Vanderbilt from the Aerial Photography Field Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, will speak on the National Agricultural Imagery Program.

*UND imaging experts Doug Olsen and Ho Jin Kim, representing the UND-based Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium, will provide an update on the International Space Station Agricultural Camera that recently became operational.