Discovering the World Through GIS | November 19, 2014

About GIS Day

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate.

GIS Day is One Fun Day to

  • Celebrate GIS with everyone
  • Discover and explore the benefits of GIS
  • Showcase the uses of GIS
  • Build and nurture your GIS community

Future Dates

  • 2014 – Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  • 2015 – Wednesday, November 18, 2015
  • 2016 – Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  • 2017 – Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Say It In Pictures

GIS Day at Denver City Water

Denver City Water staff celebrating GIS Day 2012


See more GIS Day Photos on Flickr