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Teaching the world with GIS


Take part in the international celebration of geographic information systems (GIS) technology. Help others learn about geography and the uses of GIS. Demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. In 1999, Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond began the first formal GIS Day, crediting Ralph Nader as the inspiration behind this day. Jack's hope was to create a fun and educational event to learn and participate in the technological momentum of GIS.

Celebrate with everyone

Explore the benefits of GIS

Showcase the stories

Build and nurture your community

Host your own event


GIS Day 2018 is officially on Wednesday, November 14. However, if another date works better for you then host on the date most convenient for you.

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At a university

At the office

At a library or school

At a park

GIS Day Events Around the Globe

Find a GIS Day event near you. Please, confirm all dates and times with event host.

Tell us your story


Let us be a part of your spectacular GIS Day event. Take pictures and capture all the awesome details to share with us after your event. Send your photos to gisday@esri.com or share your event on the story map.

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