GIS Day will officially be held November 14, 2018. This means GIS users and advocates are gearing up to host and attend events all over the world that show how geospatial technology makes a difference in business, government, education, conservation, and society in general.
How are some organizations celebrating?
- Esri chief scientist Dawn Wright will give the annual Borchert Lecture at the 2018 Spatial Forum on November 14 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Entitled “Swells, Soundings, and Sustainability in the Ocean,” the lecture will focus on how the ocean has been mapped from ancient times to today and how modern mapping systems have become increasingly intelligent. The event, hosted by the university’s Master of Geographic Information Science (MSGIS) program; the Geography, Environment and Society Department; and U-Spatial, is open to the public.
- The County of Los Angeles will present its eleventh annual GIS Day, billed as the largest GIS Day program on the West Coast, on November 14. Attendees will learn how county and city agencies use GIS for decision-making. The event will include a map gallery, lectures, demonstrations, and games—all designed to showcase how GIS is being used in government.
- The Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP) will host the 2018 MAGIP GIS Day Web Map Contest on November 13 in Helena, Montana. MAGIP organizers say they will also host meetups throughout Montana to promote GIS.
- The School of Ocean Technology will present a program on ocean mapping and marine GIS at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada on November 14.
- The Geomatics Engineering Society (GES) at Kathmandu University in Nepal will host talks, panel discussions, and a project showcase by university students on November 13.
- Esri South Africa will give technology demonstrations with an emphasis on how ArcGIS supports machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at a GIS Day program in Johannesburg on November 14.
Find out about events near you—or register your own—at gisday.com.