Are you excited about GIS day?
Every year, people from around the world celebrate GIS Day.
In 2017, it’s scheduled for November 15, 2017.
But what exactly is GIS day? What are some ideas for GIS Day?
Let’s adventure into the one day of the year dedicated to the emerging technology of Geographic Information Systems.
What is GIS day?
GIS day is a worldwide event that celebrates the technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Ralph Nader inspired GIS Day as a day for geography awareness.
But it was actually the National Geographic Society, Association of American Geographers (AAG) and Esri, who really put the day into action on November 19, 1999.
More specifically, it was the National Geographic Society who organized Geography Awareness Week each November in 1987. Since then within that week of geo-literacy, GIS Day typically occurs.
Geo-inspiration for GIS Day 2017
In short, GIS is the technology that best understands ‘where’. In other words, GIS can capture, display and analyze location data to help make powerful decisions.
For example, GIS helps understand where best to build a wind farm, predict areas of flooding or plan the most efficient bus route.
Whether it’s in the classroom educating real-world GIS applications, or in the field capturing GPS points…
How will you celebrate GIS day?
Whether it’s in the classroom or out in the field…
GIS Day is when you remember how powerful the idea of “where” truly is.
What are some ways that you can celebrate?
Let me know with a comment below