On Friday, November 16, the public is invited to attend the City of Chandler's 8th annual GIS Day from 8 a.m. to noon, which will allow citizens to explore how GIS is utilized within the city. 

The average resident may not understand the technology behind Geographic Information Systems -- or GIS. But the next time a pizza is ordered for delivery, or the ATM machine is visited for some spare cash, the benefits of GIS technology are being reaped.

Not everyone knows that speedier pizza delivery, ATM's and the 911 emergency response system are all aided by Geographic Information Systems -- and that's why Chandler, Arizona's Information Technology Division is committed to educating the public on its real-world applications.