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Connect virtually on November 18 with a digital GIS Day celebration. Whether you are hosting your own event or participating solo, Esri's digital GIS Day celebration will provide content to get you ready for an awesome event. Engage with others while discussing key topics such as climate change, sustainable prosperity, racial equity and social justice, lifelong learning, and GIS in time of crisis. We invite you to experience this celebration at your leisure, share the content with a friend, and celebrate as we wish you a happy GIS Day.

A message from Jack Dangermond


Hear from Esri founder Jack Dangermond as he kicks off the 2020 GIS Day celebration.

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Esri President Jack Dangermond portrait

Climate change


Climate change is one of the most critical topics of our time. As GIS technology has advanced, so has our ability to predict change by looking at geography. Together, as leaders, scientists, and active citizens, we rise to the global and local challenges that face us by balancing our human activities with the limitations of the natural world.

GIS Hero Spotlight
Climate-Positive Design: Going beyond Neutral

Climate-Positive Design: Going beyond Neutral

Hear Pamela Conrad, CMG landscape architect, talk about geodesign and how to design with the climate in mind.

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Esri & The Science of Where Podcast
Climate Change: Science, Solutions, Hope

Climate Change: Science, Solutions, Hope

Hear Katharine Hayhoe, codirector of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University, discuss the importance of data analytics and visualization in describing complex phenomena.

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Esri and The Economist
The Possibility of Where: Oceans

The Possibility of Where: Oceans

Discover the impact of geospatial problem-solving in The Economist's series on the possibilities of where.

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Sustainable prosperity


Recent events across the globe have further challenged our social, economic, and environmental foundations. By thinking spatially, we can better focus our efforts in the areas where our actions will have the greatest impact, moving forward into a sustainable and prosperous future.

GIS Hero Spotlight
J.D. Irving, Limited: Seedling to Shelf–A Forest Product Supply Chain GIS Transformation

J.D. Irving, Limited: Seedling to Shelf–A Forest Product Supply Chain GIS Transformation

With 34 years of experience, J.D. Irving, Limited, is using GIS for precision forestry, responding to the market with economic resiliency, responsible management, and community engagement.

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Esri & The Science of Where Podcast
Toward Sustainable Prosperity in Business and Government

Toward Sustainable Prosperity in Business and Government

Esri chief scientist Dawn Wright explains how businesses and governments are leveraging technology to innovate sustainable practices.

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WhereNext Magazine
The Business Value of Sustainability

The Business Value of Sustainability

Businesses are driving corporate sustainability efforts backed by big data analytics and location intelligence.

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Racial Equity and Social Justice


Location matters. GIS plays a crucial role in helping us understand the correlations of race and place like never before. As long-standing societal inequities surface, the geospatial community is coming together to address these issues and strive for change.

GIS Hero Spotlight
Designing an inclusive workforce

Designing an inclusive workforce

Listen to Shawnterra Hardy from PolicyGrounds Consulting share inclusive design strategies that focus on giving everyone in the room a voice.

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Young maptivists research social justice

Young maptivists research social justice

Learn how entertainer and entrepreneur will.i.am sparked a GIS program at his neighborhood school that is now a powerful model for schools anywhere.

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GIS for racial justice

GIS for racial justice

Discover how location intelligence can help build a more equitable and just world where a person's race or ethnicity does not impact their outcomes.

View the Racial Equity Hub

Lifelong learning


From childhood to career, understanding place and space is a fundamental part of understanding our world. Whether you've chosen to specialize in GIS as a professional or utilize spatial tools in your everyday life, knowing how to think spatially to solve problems makes you unique.

GIS Hero Spotlight
Lurgan Schools: The Differences We Share

Lurgan Schools: The Differences We Share

Watch the students of Lurgan to learn how youth are using GIS to make a difference in their community.

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GIS in Education

GIS in Education

At the Esri Education Summit 2020, teachers using GIS in the classroom had their work featured through short videos made by the teachers themselves. Check out 10 favorites. Explore and get inspired!

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What Is Cartography?

What Is Cartography?

Esri cartographers Ken Field, John Nelson, and Edie Punt share their wisdom and humor about cartography, how they think about making maps, and why you should go beyond defaults.

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GIS in a time of crisis


Emergencies can happen in a heartbeat. When time and resources are limited, we must face our challenges by making accurate decisions. Professionals around the world are making a difference every day with GIS. In times of crisis, they are the heroes.

GIS Hero Spotlight
Butte County's response to the Camp Fire

Butte County's response to the Camp Fire

Hear from Jim Aranguren, GIS manager of the Butte County, share his experience with the devastating Camp Fire and how the county responded.

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The Remarkable GIS Response to COVID-19

The Remarkable GIS Response to COVID-19

See how the amazing work of the GIS community contributed to global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maps, solutions, and resources for COVID-19

Maps, solutions, and resources for COVID-19

See how location intelligence changes the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

View the COVID-19 GIS Hub

GIS Day app and swag


Get the most out of your GIS Day digital experience by accessing the GIS Day app. Access a digital copy of Esri Map Book, educational activities, and digital backgrounds to support your celebration.

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