GIS Day is primarily an educational event that encourages geographic information systems (GIS) users and vendors to build awareness and showcase real-world applications of GIS to schools, businesses and the general public. It is a global event celebrated during Geography Awareness Week – a geographic literacy initiative sponsored by the National Geographic Society.
For more information on GIS Day, click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIS_Day
This year, Guyana is celebrating GIS Day by showcasing how geographic information systems are useful in “Discovering Where We Live.” The country is utilizing exhibitions, a GPS Treasure Hunt and other interactive, fun exercises to educate the public on the importance and applications of these systems.
For a snapshot of Guyana’s GIS Day, view the agenda attached here.
Have a Happy GIS Day!