Welcome to GIS Night 2018 @ KSU 11/14/2018                          Maintained by Abishek Jain                                 

Come Join Us for GIS Night 2018!                                               Created by George Migiro

The Geographic Information Science (GIS) program at Kennesaw State University will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Our GIS program, located in the Department of Geography and Anthropology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has shown innovative application of technology, data collection, and geospatial information visualization through GIS technologies, used in the classroom and beyond.

Over 18 years ago, consumer advocate Ralph Nader presented an idea to Esri founder and president Jack Dangermond: dedicate one day to show how geographic intelligence touches everyone. That led to the establishment of the first GIS Day in 1999. The explosion of geospatial technology since then has expanded that idea into a global event that demonstrates how far GIS extends into people's lives, and a forum for users to showcase their unique GIS accomplishments.

This November, our GIS program – our students, faculty, alumni, and the associated community that supports us - will join hundreds of organizations from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia in hosting gatherings that will serve to ignite the imagination of the future geospatial innovators who will move the planet forward using GIS. To see where a local GIS event is held near you, visit the GIS Day Map.

"This is an amazing event where all our users around the world get together to appreciate each other's work, whether it's jumping to action as first responders in flood zones and wildfires, or finding the best place to open a new business," said Dangermond. "We should be proud of the achievements our users make in the field of GIS, and this is a way to celebrate that. So thank you for all your work."

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GIS Day is One 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

Future Dates

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019

November 14, 2018 GIS Night will be held at Burnt Hickory Brewery approximately 10 minutes from KSU