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GIS Day is an annual event celebrating the technology of geographic information systems (GIS) that was initiated by spatial analytics world-leader Esri, and which first took place in 1999.[1] Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered the event a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the many uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate.

Today, the event provides an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in society.

Original sponsors of GIS Day included the following organizations:

Upcoming dates when GIS Day will be recognized are:

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Additional Resources[edit]


  1. ^ "GIS Day 2022 | Celebrate GIS & Inspire Others in Your Community".

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