CLUI Map-Makers Attend World-Wide GIS Conference in San Diego

1207 Chris Kahle, who directs the cartographic projects at the Center, ponders the implications of one of the hundreds of maps that were on display at a recent GIS conference in San Diego. CLUI photo

MEMBERS OF THE CENTER WERE on hand at the recent week-long GIS conference in San Diego, to learn the latest about the technology. GIS (geographic information systems) is the rapidly developing field of processing spatial data with computer-based cartography.  “The Center is dedicated to applying its data layer to this global  digitization revolution,” said CLUI cartographer Chris Kahle. The annual conference is sponsored by ESRI, the company that makes the software which is the standard of the industry.