GIS Day is an opportunity to share the importance of geographic information systems and geography with your colleagues and students. Host an event at your school or campus and spread the word about GIS.
GIS Day is an opportunity to share with your students and colleagues the importance of geographic information systems in our world. GIS is a tool that can be used in the classroom and beyond to explore important issues, make informed decisions and analyze connections between phenomena.
This year, GIS Day will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Celebrate this special day with your school by hosting an event. Use one of these educational resources at your GIS Day event:
- Canadian GIS Day activities
- Esri Canada Resources
- Introduction to ArcGIS Online
- Creating Features in ArcGIS Online
- The Basics of Storytelling
- Esri Story Maps
- GIS Day Resources
- GIS Day for BC
Figure 1.1: GIS Day Events Around the World
About the Author
Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.More Content by Angela Alexander