Tri-County Public Schools in Karlstad, MN joined Pro-West to celebrate GIS Day on November 16th, with students learning and having fun with location technology and mapping.

With the help of Pro-West GIS Solution Specialist Kyle Wikstrom, a 2007 graduate of Tri-County, the students learned the importance of maps in solving critical real-world issues. A hands-on computer activity included analyzing the locations of particular types of crime in Washington, DC, and the day also included geography discussions and career exploration.

An important date in the industry calendar, GIS Day is an international movement and celebration of geographic technology that teaches people about geography and real-world applications of GIS. It dedicates one fun day to discovering and exploring the benefits of GIS for everyone, showcasing its uses, and building and nurturing a local GIS community.

Tri-County was ranked among Newsweek’s top 500 high schools in America in 2016.

Scroll down to see some pics from the day!

See the story in the North Star News (page 5)

Esri Award Success for Tri-County Schools & Pro-West

Tri-County 11th grade World Geography class
Tri-County 11th grade World Geography class

Tri-County 10th grade Social Studies class
Tri-County 10th grade Social Studies class

7th and 8th grade Environmental Science and Computer classes
7th and 8th grade Environmental Science and Computer classes

GIS Day 12th grade Social Studies class
12th grade Social Studies class

Pre-School Class with the map they colored

gis day newspaper article
Article in the North Star News