GIS: Welcome to GIS Day - 2011

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 Welcome to GIS Day 2011!   
Connecticut GIS Council 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In Connecticut, GIS Day is celebrated during Geography Awareness Week during the third week of November. It was first established by a 1987 joint resolution of Congress<about://gis/lib/gis/Joint_Resolution_of_Congress_Establishing_Geography_Awareness_Week.docx>. The week has been continuously celebrated ever since.. To read Governor Malloy's Proclamation, please select:

 http://www.gisday.com/showcase/proclamations.html

The purpose of GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week is to draw attention to what geography is, why it is important, and how geospatial technology and real-world applications are making a difference in society.

Although celebrations, events, and activities are encouraged in all communities, schools, and organizations, the largest Geography Awareness Week celebrations have been conducted primarily through the National Geographic programs. Geography Awareness Week occurs simultaneously with International Education Week led by the US Department of Education and the US Department of State.

The Connecticut Geospatial Information Systems Council, Education and Outreach Working Group presents:

                                  In Coordination with Geography Awareness Week, the

Connecticut Geospatial Information Systems Council

Education and Outreach Working Group

Presents:

Connecticut GIS Day 2011

November 17, 2011

Legislative Office Building

300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106-1567

GIS DAY Agenda/Activities.

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.      Map Poster Gallery Viewing/Networking

                                   *Vote for People's Choice Map Poster*

 

10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.   Educational/Informational Presentations and Lightning Talks
                                   To review the schedule, please select:
GIS Day 2011 Flyer

Presenters include: ESRI, Town of Milford, DEEP, USGS, UConn, CT Dept. of Agriculture, and HILFD

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.      GIS Council Meeting - Public Welcome
                                   Including Presentations to the CT 2011
Geography Bee 
                                   Winner, 2010 High School Geography Challenge Winners

                                                   View The GIS DAY Flyer

                                                                  

 



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