Indiana 4-H Makes Geospatial Information and Technology Fun

(UNDATED) – Have you ever wondered how Pokémon GO knows your exact location in order to help you find the wild Pokémon?

What about how your surroundings affect the varieties of Pokémon you’re likely to run into?  Pokémon Go relies heavily on accurate, geographic information to guide players through the game.

Believe it or not, if you have played Pokémon GO, you were using a form of GIS (geographic information system).

Indiana 4-H GIS Day will explore other fun ways to use GIS in the real world.

Indiana 4-H GIS Day will be Friday, October 18 at Discovery Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Youth in grades 6-12 will experience geocaching and map creation, meet professionals in the industry and how drones are used in GIS, and learn more about GIS with virtual reality and augmented reality.

Lunch will be provided and parents may stay and participate. Youth will also receive GIS Day gear.

The cost is $20 per person. 

Youth may register through their County Extension Office with checks payable to Purdue University or via 4HOnline after October 1. Registration closes October 7.