Wednesday, November 14, 2012

GIS Day



November 14th is GIS Day around the world.  GIS Day is an international forum of geographic information systems technology users.  This day is set aside each year for those users to get the word out about their industry.

If you work with GIS or in the field in some way you may want to participate in GIS Day (which is today by the way.)  Many of us use GIS related information every day and don’t even know it.  It’s how we get to work or school.  It’s used by Police and paramedics to find you faster.  Politicians used it in the recent election.  Utility companies, governments, health officials, distributors  engineers, environmentalists, television companies, car manufacturers, candy bar makers, UPS, the Post Office, schools, NASA, soccer coaches, boaters, moms and dads all use GIS and the information this field creates, organizes, and provides.  Our modern world would not exist without GIS.

Check out eh official GIS Day website and see what you can do to celebrate.

http://www.gisday.com

Make sure to check out the Discover GIS site.
http://www.gisday.com/discover.html

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