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 University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, the United States Geological Survey, The Library of Congress, Sun Microsystems, and ESRI.
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GIS Day is around the corner. Celebrating its third year on November 14th, GIS Day seeks to promote the awareness of GIS through online and regional events. Join in on the celebration of GIS Day. You can visit the GIS Day web site to search for a GIS Day event near. You can also browse spatially through a mapping application on the Geography Network. Spatial News also has a growing list of GIS Day celebrations. If there aren’t any local celebrations you can still participate through online events.
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 anticipating the events of 2001, this article takes a brief look at some of the notable events of last year.