GIS Day is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of geographic information systems (GIS) and geography around the world. Host an event to inform youth and educators about the benefits of spatial literacy and GIS in school and in the real-world. Find out how you can get involved!
GIS Day is an exciting worldwide event that celebrates the importance of geographic information systems (GIS) and geography. This year, GIS Day takes place on Wednesday, November 18 during Geography Awareness Week.
If you’re planning to join the celebration, email us to let us know what you’ll be doing. If you’re not sure yet, let us help you! We can provide activity ideas and presentations for your event. We can also connect you with a student studying GIS, or a GIS professional located in your area to visit your class. We’d be happy to facilitate the arrangements for you.
Hayleigh Conway, an Esri Canada Education and Research group member, leads a presentation at a GIS Day event in 2014. GIS Day is an excellent opportunity to inform students on the importance of GIS and geography.
If you have a friend or relative who uses GIS professionally or is studying GIS and would like to become a GIS Ambassador, contact us and we can connect them with a K-12 school.
Explore the GIS Day Canada Gallery to find resources, activities and more information about GIS Day. Here’s one idea for you: celebrate GIS with a cake like this one!
For GIS Day in 2014, Brock University celebrated with the coolest 3D cake ever. For more GIS related resources, visit the Esri Canada Lesson Planner
We would love to hear from you. Email us if you would like to share photos or stories about your event and we might include you in our GIS Day blog post.
For more inspiration, read about past GIS events in Canada below:
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