What is GIS Day?
GIS Day is an international day of outreach and education about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geography. Thousands of organizations around the world will hold local events such as open houses, hands-on workshops, community expos, school assemblies, and more! GIS Day is part of National Geography Awareness Week.
GIS Day at the UW-Madison: Mapping the Wisconsin Idea
The UW-Madison Geospatial Alliance will host a GIS Day Expo on Wednesday, November 16th in the Memorial Union. The Expo will feature over 40 organizations from the private and public sectors demonstrating GIS applications and geospatial technologies via exhibitor booths and presentations. UW groups will talk about projects in the areas of GIS, cartography and remote sensing.
The theme of this year's GIS Day event is Mapping the Wisconsin Idea , drawing attention to how UW partnerships with outside groups have used GIS to benefit our state and its people. This academic year is the UW-Madison's Year of the Wisconsin Idea.The event will feature a map gallery and special exhibits. Students can also learn about career opportunities in this rapidly growing field. It is a fantastic place to network with people in the field.
In addition to the Expo, an Into to GIS Workshop will be held from 4-6 pm on Friday, Nov. 18th in Science Hall for University students, staff and members of the general public.
The Expo is FREE and open to the public. Drop in anytime to explore the map gallery and exhibitor booths, or see the speaker schedule to catch a particular presentation. Registration is highly encouraged but not mandatory.
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Join us in educating people about the geospatial sciences by holding a booth, giving a talk or submitting a map or poster. For information on how you can participate, contact Karen or register to exhibit or speak here.
Karen Tuerk, GIS Day Coordinator
Department of Geography
550 N Park Street
Science Hall - Room 376
Madison, WI 53706