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Event GIS Day 2008

GIS Day 2008 will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.  It is intended to promote geographic literacy in schools, communities, and organizations.

GIS Day is playing a powerful role in creating geographic awareness throughout our world. What started in 1999 as a forum for spreading awareness about GIS and the role of the emerging technology has grown to a worldwide celebration of GIS users, educators, and students who have committed to sharing their geospatial knowledge with others.

Large or small, there are many ways you can participate. From showing a few coworkers what GIS does for your organization to citywide school presentations, everyone can host a GIS Day event. More than 80 countries will participate in holding local events such as corporate open houses, hands-on workshops, community expos, school assemblies, and more. Please search for an event near you:

In 2007, hundreds of organizations hosted GIS Day events in countries all around the world.  Please look at the 2007 Success Stories for ideas: and the resources & support page for materials to support your event:

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Event type Conference
File link
Source GSDI News List
Geographical coverage International
Address International
Organizer GSDI
Target audience International
Period 19/11/2008
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH