KVCC GIS Course begins Jan. 7

FAIRFIELD — Geospatial technology, such as in Google Maps or MapQuest or GPS, is growing in importance every day, and a new course offered by Kennebec Valley Community College, Geographic Information Systems I, will teach students about the field and the job options associated with it.

Geographic Information Systems are computer-based systems used to collect, store and analyze geographic information. This introductory course in GIS is designed to provide basic knowledge of GIS theories and applications. Mathematical concepts and methods involved in this course include using geographic and Cartesian coordinate systems, analysis of basic statistical data and construction of maps and charts using computer software. In addition, mathematical and computer concepts and methods underlie our study of remote sensing, geographic information systems and computer cartography.

The United States Department of Labor classifies geospatial technology as one of the 12 fastest growing industries in America.

To register, call 207-453-5134 or 207-453-5119. The course begins Jan. 7.

Art show seeks exhibitors

SOUTH PARIS – The Moore Park Art Show in South Paris is seeking exhibitors for a celebration and sale of original arts, Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is July 28. The fourth annual show will feature 60 artists and artisans with a new craft table tent with live entertainment and fine fare. The event is presented by the Town of Paris, Parks and Recreation Department and the Mahoosuc Arts Council.

Artists are being sought whose work includes paintings, drawings, photography, wood, metal and glass sculpture; fine jewelry; handmade prints; fiber and textile/fiber arts and more. All art work must be the original design and creation of the exhibitor. Booths are limited. Artists also have the opportunity to submit work for awards judging. There will also be a limited number of craft booths under a tent for more traditional crafts.

Single 10 x 10-foot booths are $60 for a single exhibitor, $35 a piece for a shared booth up to four exhibitors and $75 for booths shared by groups of five or more. Craft tables are $30. Applications must be received by July 1 for inclusion in the Moore Park Art Program. Food vendors spots are $75. Food vendors must provide proof of insurance with application.

For information visit or contact Aranka Matolcsy, director, at 207-890-6386 or [email protected]