Dare County to celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, register to win hurricane tracking map

In celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, which will take place on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, the Dare County GIS Department has created an Outer Banks Trivia Map.

Through the Outer Banks Trivia Map, users will have the chance to explore various locations along the Outer Banks and to learn more about its unique history by answering a series of questions about the region.

Participants will also have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a 36” x 36” Hurricane Tracking map that was developed by the Dare County GIS Department.

The map will be released on Monday, November 8, 2021, and a winner will be drawn at 4 p.m. on GIS Day, November 17, 2021.

GIS is a system that allows users to create, manage, analyze, map and visualize the world around us by connecting the “what” with the “where.” GIS also allows people to more easily identify patterns, relationships and geographic context in order to better influence decision-making, increase efficiency and improve communication.

The Outer Banks Trivia map can be found at https://gis.darecountync.gov/gisday/2021, and additional Dare County mapping resources, including past years’ GIS Day maps, can be found at https://gis.darecountync.gov.