GIS Day

DSC07610GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information science (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate.

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information science (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate.

DSC07611Since 2003, the Geographic Information Science (GIS) professionals of San Antonio and surrounding areas have volunteered to host a GIS DAY event to encourage GIS users to open their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this important technology. It is a way for GIS users to share their knowledge and passion with others and show the tremendous impact the technology is making in our lives each day.

For more information on San Antonio’s GIS Day, please visit the official SA GIS Day website here!