Since my introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) some 15 years ago, GIS day is one of those days that I look forward to annually. GIS day is usually on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week in November. It is the one day set aside to show how geographic intelligence touches everyone and provides excellent forum for users, like myself, to showcase unique GIS accomplishments.(See my previous blog – Counting the population is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the help of GIS).
This November, (November 14, 2018) hundreds of organizations from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Caribbean will be hosting gatherings that will serve to ignite the imagination of the future geospatial innovators who will move our planet forward using GIS. All registered users who will be hosting an event for GIS day 2018 is displayed on www.gisday.com. It is indeed a global event.
Users in the Caribbean region are joining in as well. Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Trinidad have already registered their events.
Montserrat is no exception. Our event is registered too!
In the past, to add to the sweetness of this event we have often added a cake to the celebrations. Here are a few pictures of the cakes we have had to celebrate GIS day in Montserrat over the years.
Now there is absolutely no reason not to love GIS day! Find an event close to you and use the opportunity to learn more about this exciting technology and its amazing capabilities.