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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.

Explore 101 ways to participate

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 up to you. GIS Day 2019 is officially on Wednesday, November 13. 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 a park or community venue

At a library or school

At the office

GIS Day events around the globe


Whether you are a professional cartographer or a geography newbie, everyone is welcomed and encouraged to learn and participate.

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

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It’s your chance to share your passion and inspire the world with GIS.

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