GIS Day 2000 Registration Opens

Share the Impact of GIS with Your Community

Plans are underway for GIS Day 2000, slated for Wednesday, November 15. Online registration is open at and hundreds of organizations on five continents have already signed up to host events. This year's goal is to educate three million children and adults about geography and GIS in their communities. Scene from GIS Day '99The first GIS Day, held in November 1999, surpassed all expectations, educating more than 2.4 million children and adults in more than 90 countries as the centerpiece of Geography Awareness Week.

GIS Day is a worldwide event created to effectively communicate the benefits and significance of GIS to the rest of society. It is sponsored by the National Geographic Society, Association of American Geographers, the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), and Esri. Organizations that have already registered for GIS Day 2000 include law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Air Force, archaeology groups, city governments, wildlife institutes, retail companies, universities, and K-12 schools.

During GIS Day 2000, 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 provide hands-on activities that allow people to see and experience firsthand the impact of GIS.

Learn more and help teach the world about GIS technology—join us as we celebrate GIS Day 2000! Register today at

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