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Otter Tail County to host GIS webinars Nov. 17

“Otter Tail County has long been a leader in developing and sharing GIS technology in greater Minnesota,” said Martin Mollenhauer, GIS Coordinator. “We are proud to be able to host this GIS Day event to celebrate the successes of our team members, and to demonstrate how GIS is used to share information, manage resources, and guide decision making both within the county and for our public users.”

Otter Tail County’s department of Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, invites interested professionals and others to participate in instructional webinars to learn more about the real-world applications of GIS technologies and discover creative and practical uses of the GIS technologies that are available in the local area.

GIS Day 2021 provides an opportunity to promote GIS awareness, education and technical training for the public so the technology can be used to its full potential. The webinars are open to students, novice users, and experienced professionals.

“Otter Tail County has long been a leader in developing and sharing GIS technology in greater Minnesota,” said Martin Mollenhauer, GIS Coordinator, in a news release. “We are proud to be able to host this GIS Day event to celebrate the successes of our team members, and to demonstrate how GIS is used to share information, manage resources, and guide decision making both within the county and for our public users.”

Three webinars will be held Nov. 17 from 1-4 p.m. To attend, visit: ottertailcountymn.us/events/gis-day-2021/

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1-2 p.m.: Otter Tail GIS 101: Tips & tricks for using the Otter Tail County GIS app: Printing and sharing maps, using the search bar feature, accessing data layers, viewing documents from the pop-up links, and draw and measure tools.

2-3 p.m.: Otter Tail GIS 201: Exploring addresses, lakes, and other web apps: Using GIS apps for new address applications.

3-4 p.m.: Otter Tail GIS New Technology Showcase: ArcGIS Online, ArcPro, Drone2Map, ArcGIS Hub.

For more information contact Martin Mollenhauer, GIS Coordinator, at mmollenh@co.ottertail.mn.us or call 218-998-8311.

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