The city of Merced said the first floor gallery of the Merced Civic Center is filled with maps — maps of crime incidents, maps of park locations and aerial maps showing how Merced has changed from 1999 through 2008.
All of them are part of a display to celebrate Geography Awareness Week and to illustrate that maps have many more uses than just showing how to get from here to there, the city said in a news release.
The gallery features maps from numerous city and Merced County departments and other agencies in Merced County.
It’s open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during regular business days. It also is open when the City Council and other agencies have night meetings. The Merced Civic Center is located at 678 W. 18th St. Merced.
The map gallery will be open until Dec. 4.
For more information on the Map Gallery, contact RuthAnne Harbison at (209) 385-5789.
The city also is hosting a Geographic Information Systems Day event Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sam Pipes Room. Various GIS vendors will be giving presentations, along with GIS users.
Of local interest, the city said, are presentations by the Merced Irrigation District on a recent 1,000-square-mile aerial survey of its operational area and presentations by city staff from Police, Public Works and Code Enforcement on how GIS is used daily in municipal operations. Those presentations will be in the afternoon. Call RuthAnne Harbison for details.)