The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania has hosted a “Technology Career Day” on Monday,the 4th November , at the Whitaker Center in downtown Harrisburg. The event gathered close to 500 local students interested in learning more about the various technology applications and career fields that are available to them.
Bob Scaer, President of GeoDecisions, a national Information Technology company headquartered in Harrisburg, gave the group an overview of the Spatial IT industry.
Scaer also gave area students a brief demonstration of the Intelligent Road/Rail Information Server (IRRIS) technology. The application, developed for the Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA), demonstrated several areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to the group, including real-time information and mapping, emergency management support, and wireless and PDA capabilities.
GeoDecisions’ presentation gave area students an idea of how advanced current technology is, and what a future in technology holds for them. The presentation also gave the group a real-life example of technological success in their hometown.
GeoDecisions prides itself in being active with several organizations and associations within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The firm is committed to supporting education as well as the local community.