This event has been canceled due to adverse weather conditions.
The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free VIRTUAL workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners via Zoom, Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 19 through March 26. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.
This round of free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover the latest Trends To Know including using GIS and demographic data to plan and expand your business or non-profit. All workshops will be presented on Zoom. You will receive the Zoom Meeting information when you register.
Join us Friday, Feb. 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. for GIS 101 for Small Business Owners, presented by Nathan Smith. Hundreds of thousands of businesses in all walks of life use Geographic Information System (GIS) data. With GIS, they can build maps that communicate, analyze data, share information, and solve complex problems around the world. By applying geographic science and data tools, GIS technology derives actionable intelligence from all types of data.
The City of Round Rock’s Geospatial Services Division assists City departments to create, store, display, and analyze data—parcels, zoning, streets, utilities, etc.—for critical decision-making. This session will introduce GIS to small business owners and explain:
- What is GIS?
- How GIS works
- Who Uses GIS
- Why is GIS relevant in today’s business world?
- How GIS can be used to bring precision to various facets of business: Market Planning/Site Selection; Merchandising; Business Intelligence; and Store Operations
About the Presenter
Nathan Smith is the Geospatial Services Manager for the City of Round Rock. His division of the Information Technology Department is responsible for administering systems like ArcGIS, Cityworks, TRAKiT, and ITpipes among others. Nathan graduated from Arizona State University and has held various geospatial positions with companies like Esri, Resolution Copper and the Arizona Department of Water Resources. He enjoys cartography, solving problems with data, and thinking spatially about the issues that we are faced with. When Nathan isn’t nerding out on all things geospatial, he enjoys hiking, camping, and playing guitar.