Learn about digital maps at training sessions hereUniversity of Minnesota Extension’s Community Mappers Project is an opportunity for Douglas County residents to learn more about digital maps and how these can be used to market businesses, locations, and communities.
University of Minnesota Extension’s Community Mappers Project is an opportunity for Douglas County residents to learn more about digital maps and how these can be used to market businesses, locations, and communities.
Four training sessions will teach participants about digital mapping technology, why it is important, and how they can share points of personal or community interest with the world.
Participants will apply their new skills by working on a team project gathering data on points of interest in their communities and then mapping them on a variety of digital maps.
Training sessions are free, but require pre-registration by April 8.
Participants must be able to attend all four training sessions. The sessions take place at Alexandria Technical College, Customized Training Center, 1601 Jefferson Street in Alexandria, as follows:
•Thursday, April 15, Room 208, 9 to 11 a.m.
•Thursday, April 22, Room 405, 9 a.m. to noon.
•Thursday, April 29, Room 405, 9 a.m. to noon.
•Thursday, May 6, Room 211, 9 a.m. to noon.
This project and training sessions are sponsored by NAVTEQ, one of the world’s largest digital mapping companies, and University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality.
Conducting the training sessions will be University of Minnesota Extension educators in community economics. Residents of Douglas County can register online at http://z.umn.edu/register or call the Extension regional office in St Cloud at 1-888-241-4591.
For more information, call Adeel Ahmed at (320) 203-6109 or visit http://z.umn.edu/communitymapping.