GIS Day was first celebrated in 1999. This year GIS Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. What are your GIS Day plans?
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 […]
Love maps so much you want to snuggle with them? Now you can get close to your favorite Brooklyn map by Emily Fischer. The blankets are called Soft-Maps and feature hand-stitched maps of Brooklyn neighborhoods and parks: Soft-Maps. Come and get it! The ArcGIS 10 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Service Pack 1 is […]
What skills do you need to be a successful GIS Analyst? Michalis Avraam put together the results of a discussion at the University of Washington that posed the question, “What are the essential skills to succeed as a GIS Analyst?” Avraam breaks down the critical skills into categories: general GIS, […]
Even if you missed yesterday’s celebration of GIS Day, you still have two more days to participate in Geography Awareness week. The My Wonderful World Blog has a “Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Geography Awareness Week” post. Check out the list and find some ways to join in on the […]
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, […]
GIS Day is once again fast approaching. Occurring in the middle of Geography Awareness Week, GIS Day was launched four years ago as a way to promote the awareness of GIS through online and regional events. This event is sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers, the […]
GIS continues to experience momentous growth and has been strengthening its role as a “must-have” tool for many fields. 2001 promises to be yet another year of exciting advances in GIS. Field GIS and Internet mapping continue to decentralize GIS and to introduce this technology to the common user. While […]