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UWM GIS DAY WEB SITE

INVITATION TO UWM GIS DAY (PDF FILE)

WHAT IS GIS DAY?


UW-MILWAUKEE PARTICIPANTS

UW-MILWAUKEE SPONSORS

REGISTER ONLINE!
FOR UW-MILWAUKEE GIS DAY

GIS AT UW-MILWAUKEE

INTERNATIONAL GIS DAY WEB SITE

INTERNATIONAL GIS DAY SPONSORS

UW-MILWAUKEE CAMPUS MAP

UW-MILWAUKEE PARKING MAP

 

COMMUNITY SPONSORS


GITA
Wisconsin Chapter

Stone Creek Coffee Roasters


UWM SPONSORS

American Geographical Society Library

Archaeology Research Laboratory

Architecture and Urban Planning, School of

Cartography and Geographic Information Science Center

Center for Urban Initiatives and Research

Geography Department

Geosciences Department

Information Studies, School of

Golda Meir Library

Letters and Science, College of

University Information Technology Services

Urban Planning Department

Urban Studies Department

 

 


What is GIS Day?

GIS Day is a grassroots event that formalizes the practice of geographic information systems (GIS) users and vendors of opening their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this important technology. The event is principally sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, the United States Geological Survey, The Library of Congress, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett–Packard, and ESRI.

GIS Day is part of the National Geographic Society's exciting new initiative, Geography Action, which is a year-long initiative encompassing key educational achievements such as GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week. The theme for 2003 was "Habitats." In addition to events such as GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week, there will also be many worldwide activities supporting geography action, with their goal being to engage people in learning and caring about geography.

The National Geographic Society has sponsored Geography Awareness Week since 1987 to promote geographic literacy in schools, communities, and organizations, with a focus on the education of children. GIS Day is held on the Wednesday during Geography Awareness Week. GIS Day 2007 will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007.

In 2003, hundreds of organizations hosted GIS Day events in countries all around the world. Be sure to read about some of them on the Success Stories page. Through the combined efforts of GIS Day participants, millions of children and adults were educated on GIS technology through geography.

GIS users and vendors are invited to join 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, Hewlett–Packard, and ESRI in opening their doors for GIS Day.

 
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