Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Celebrate GIS Day 2013!
GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.
The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate.
GIS Day is One Fun Day to
- Celebrate GIS with everyone
- Discover and explore the benefits of GIS
- Showcase the uses of GIS
- Build and nurture your GIS community
GIS Day Events Around the Globe
There are many GISday events around the world as you see at the map below. Find the nearest event to you and participate…
If you can’t find a GISday event near your location it’s not a problem. Think about organising your own GISday event! Get more information on it at the official GISday website.