Wednesday November 15 is GIS Day! How are you planning to celebrate?
The New York State GIS Association wants to see and hear about how you are celebrating GIS Day during Geography Awareness Week 2017! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Share your photos, videos, and stories with us so you can be featured in a future website and social media post!
Last year, Keith Ducett Jr. of Onondaga County 911 baked cakes for his co-workers to celebrate GIS Day! Are you baking up some GIS themed goodies this year? Or do you have another creative way to celebrate GIS Day?
There are many events going on across the state this year hosted by some of the Regional Committees and other GIS organizations. We would love to get the inside scoop on these events and share your personal stories. Contact the Communications Committee via the form so we can collect your photos, videos, and stories. Thanks and have a great #GEOWEEK and #GISDay!
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.
History: 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. Source: www.gisday.com