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Inspire the world with GIS


Participate in the international celebration of geographic information systems (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.

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Celebrate your work

Show off the benefits of GIS

Tell meaningful stories

Enlighten and nurture your community

Host your own event


Hold an event for your organization, speak at a school, or hold a large in-person or online gathering for your entire community. The choice is yours. GIS Day 2020 will held be on November 18. However, you can host on another date if that works better for you.

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At a university

At a park or community venue

At a library or school

At the office

Get ready for GIS Day 2020


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