Empowering Communities Through GIS
GIS Day at UWM
UWM has participated in GIS Day for more than twenty years!
GIS Day provides an international forum for learners, teachers, and practitioners of geographic information science and technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.
GIS Day is a fun day to:
- Celebrate GIS with everyone
- Discover and explore the benefits of GIS
- Showcase the uses of GIS
- Build and nurture your GIS community
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. Nader considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography, and the uses of GIS, and wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort that was open to everyone.
More Than An Event…
GIS Day is not just an event, it’s a global movement. GIS day brings universities, government agencies, schools, non-profits, and GIS professionals together to build knowledge of GIS in their communities, and create understanding about the world we live in.
GIS Day happens because you have a passion for Geospatial thinking. Through your event a seed is planted that grows GIS understanding in your community, and around the world. Each of us has the power to inspire and change the world through GIS. Join the movement on GIS Day!
Who should attend? People of all ages interested in learning more about geography and the technology of GIS!