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Spread the Word: GIS Day (November 16, 2011)

Spread the Word: GIS Day (November 16, 2011)

Started in 1999 as a part of Geography Awareness Week, GIS Day is a global event aimed at promoting GIS-based software and technology to businesses, schools, and the general public. Organizations using or interested in GIS are encouraged to host an educational event or presenting a project with the intent […]

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GIS Day 2009 – Happy Geography Awareness Week

GIS Day 2009 – Happy Geography Awareness Week

Each year since 1987 thanks to a presidential proclamation, the third week of November has been celebrated as Geography Awareness Week.  The main sponsor of Geography Awareness Week has been the National Geographic Society which uses the week as a vehicle to promote geographic literacy in schools and communities.  This year, […]

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GeoBriefs: Has China Banned You?, Juicy Geography

GeoBriefs: Has China Banned You?, Juicy Geography

Are you curious if your web site is accessible in China?  Test out your URL on the Great Firewall of China to see if your site can be viewed within China: Great Firewall of China. Steve Dahl, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune opines on the beauty of simply unfolding a […]