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Celebrate GIS Day - November 18, 2020

With GIS Day approaching on November 18, 2020, URISA wants to showcase the innovative geospatial accomplishments of its members, chapters, and the GIS community at large. From winners of the prestigious Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) award, to groundbreaking web applications, to exciting open source projects, the URISA GIS Day Showcase will present the world-class solutions produced by our industry on a regular basis. The web-based application showcase will serve as a repository of geospatial excellence available year-round to inspire the next generation, spur collaboration, and share cutting-edge techniques. 

Check it out and submit your project here.

Continue on for GIS Day events and resources! 

Participate in the international celebration of GIS technology. GIS is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing, and visualizing geographic data to help us make better decisions. On GIS Day, help others learn about geography and the real-world applications of GIS that are making a difference in our society. It's a chance for you to share your accomplishments and inspire others to discover and use GIS. Even though celebrating may look a little different this year, sharing GIS is more important than ever. Visit the GIS Day website for tons of resources, ideas, and links to hundreds of events around the world.

Have an event to share? Let us know! Here are a few to get you started...


Monday - Wednesday, November 16-18 2020 

Online Virtual Conference

FREE for Everyone

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TxGIS Day, is a three-day geospatial technology virtual conference, where everyone from high schoolers, college students, and professionals will come together for presentations, panels, workshops and networking opportunities.

TxGIS Day 2020 will deliver the largest GIS Day event in the state by offering a wide range of events brought to you by the ATX GIS Day - URISA Texas team, the Houston Area GIS Day team, SWIGGIS - Austin, Texas A&M University, University of North Texas and University of Texas at Austin.

Community members, industry professionals, and high school, college, and university students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend free virtual GIS technology workshops and interactive events to build their skill sets and professional networks.

Workshops, career & professional panels , and nightly social & networking events provide opportunities to build skills and connect with professionals, academic programs, and leading organizations in the field.

GIS career and academic spotlight, along with industry speed datingrésumé reviews and virtual interviewing sessions will spice up participants' résumé and gain exposure employers looking to hire. Show off your recent project during our Lightning Talks.

The event features numerous competitions awarding over $1,000 in prizes and awards to students for best poster and research paper presentations, along with a volunteered geographic information (VGI) citizen scientist contest to collect data for a humanitarian mapping project.

County of Los Angeles GIS Day
Learn how Los Angeles County and more than 35 other agencies, academic institutions, and private sector companies use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to tackle issues affecting the citizens of Los Angeles County. 

  • This two-day event highlights 20 speakers in nine categories including keynote presentations from California’s State Geographic Information Officer, Mr. Carlos Isaac Cabrera on Wednesday, and Dr. Fred CalefIII, Science System Engineer IV/Geologist NASA/JPL-Caltech on Thursday.
  • Over 35 GIS-related exhibits from County Departments, Vendor Partners, Universities, and Community Colleges.
  • Our ever-popular GIS Day Game and a brand-new GIS Day cake competition, both offering opportunities to win prizes!

NEPA GIS DAY 2020 Geospatial Technology shaping the future of Environmental and Planning Agencies in Jamaica
Date: 11/15/2020  Time: 10:00 - 13:30 
Website: https://www.nepa.gov.jm/
Host: National Environment and Planning Agency - National Spatial Strategy Branch

To celebrate the launch of the District’s new interactive web map, the Summerland Spatial Viewer, information and tips about the new application will be shared on the District's Facebook page all week.

Date: 11/18/2020 
Time: 08:00 - 16:00 
Website: https://www.summerland.ca/planning-building/gis-mapping

Date: 11/17/2020
Time: 09:00 - 17:00 
Website: http://gislab.ku.ac.ke/

Students, Staff members, researchers and industry leads converge in the GIS Lab in Kenyatta University to share knowledge, learn from each other and exchange ideas on the use and application of GIS in a broad spectrum of industries.
Host: Kenyatta University - Department of Environmental Planning and Management
The students have worked to create a Google Site that highlights Humanitarian Mapping.
Within this site are resources for Beginner and Advanced Mappers.
Who should join?
  • Beginner Mappers
  • Advanced Mappers
  • Those simply interested in Humanitarian Mapping


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