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GIS Day 2001

Join Us Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Learn more and help teach the world about GIS technology and geography during the third annual worldwide GIS Day, Wednesday, November 14, 2001.

During GIS Day 2001, users of GIS technology will once again open their doors to schools, Businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this extraordinary technology. GIS users will display posters, give demonstrations and lectures, and host other events that allow people to see and experience firsthand GIS technology and its extensive applications and benefits.

GIS Day is part of the National Geographic Society's exciting new initiative, Geography Action 2001. Geography Action 2001 is a yearlong initiative encompassing key educational achievements such as GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week. Each year this initiative will have a different focus; this year's focus is geography and the health of our rivers.

Many organizations from the United States, Belgium, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Turkey, and Canada have already registered to host GIS Day 2001 events. Register now to be part of this worldwide educational mission that will teach millions of children and adults how GIS is being utilized to observe, analyze, and provide solutions to challenges that communities, organizations, and private Businesses face every day.

One of the first events registered was Omagh College in County Tyrone, Ireland. Omagh College intends to launch their new Spatial Analysis and Design suite on GIS Day. They will be inviting local industry, government officers, members of the council, schoolchildren of all ages, and the general public to an information day. Their guests will be encouraged to participate in a hands-on GIS experience that will increase their spatial awareness.

For the third year, Geographic Data Technology (GDT), an Esri Business Partner, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, will hold an open house with a facility tour and demonstration area in their conference center. GDT will also be giving GIS presentations in many local community schools showcasing their GIS expertise.

These are only a few of the events that are planned for GIS Day 2001. For event registration, support, and ideas, or to find a GIS Day 2001 event near you, log on to or send an e-mail to

GIS Day is principally sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers (AAG), the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), the Library of Congress, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Esri. Please join us as we celebrate how geography and GIS help in your community and assist in improving the health of our rivers!

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