Merced plans day to celebrate maps

As part of Geography Awareness Week, the city of Merced plans an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Sam Pipes Room of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St.

The event will feature geographic information systems demonstrations by city departments, the Merced Irrigation District, Merced County Association of Governments, Merced Visitors Center and others. The event is open to the public.

There will also be a map gallery on display through November in the first floor lobby of the civic center.