Bend Oregon Growth Accelerator

As one of the fastest-growing small cities in America, it’s a good bet that lots of people see moving to Bend, Oregon as an opportunity to live a successful, fulfilling life. The burgeoning population has also given rise to numerous successful new businesses, proving the town also provides an opportunity to start or grow a…

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green world

Join us for MapNight @ BendTECH 11/18 5pm, a local event for GIS Day, a global celebration! What is GIS? Unless you are kicking it old school with a handwritten dead-tree map, most of the maps we use today on smartphones, computers, and even printed, are a result of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We can use a GIS like Google Maps to find our way around, but it can do much more. Besides being a killer data visualization tool, GIS basically makes the world a complex quilt of data that can be layered, explored, analyzed, and put to good use in decision making and planning. A spectrum of users from students to journalists, firefighters, business leaders, oceanographers, and many more use GIS every day, working towards a better…

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