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Friday, April 2, 1999


MAGIC to host GIS meeting

The Minuteman Advisory Group on lnterlocal Coordination (MAGIC) will devote much of its April 8 meeting to Geographic, Information Systems (GIS). GIS is a computer-based system that allows communities to use and analyze data that have a spatial dimension, creating maps that facilitate decision-making by relating information and location.

Slater Anderson, GIS Manager at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), will present examples of GIS uses, talk about available resources and services, and advise on issues of interlocal information-sharing, compatibility, and standardization. Savas Danos of Littleton Power and Light Department will be on hand with some of Littleton's GIS products.

The meeting will begin with an optional bring-your-own brown-bag supper to discuss follow-up to last month's meeting with legislators.

MAGIC consists of local officials from Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, and Stow.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 8, at the Littleton Operations Center at 39 Ayer Rd., Route 110. The brown-bag supper will begin at 6:15 p.m., a brief business meeting at 7:30 p.m., and GIS at 7:45. The meeting is open and the public is welcome. MAGIC members are urged to bring technical staff.

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