Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation held a reception Wednesday in honor of National Geographical Information Systems, or GIS, Day.
According to information from Sawnee EMC, representatives from five area governments and other interested parties visited the utility’s headquarters in Cumming.
During the half-day event, the more than 50 participants were encouraged to display and discuss how they use different GIS tools to better serve their constituents or clients.
GIS Day is a national event held annually on the third Wednesday of November. It enables GIS users and vendors to open their doors to schools, businesses and the public to showcase real-world applications.
Organizations throughout Sawnee’s seven-county service area that use GIS or were interested in learning more about it were encouraged to participate.
Greg Farr, vice president of engineering at Sawnee, said in a statement that the day is an opportunity for Sawnee to “meet with our cities, counties and developers to talk about all the products and services that are now available in the GIS arena.”
“We learn new things and so do they,” he said. “It’s a win-win opportunity.”