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GIS Day

GIS DAY 2013 @ NYU

Wednesday, November 20th, 12-4pm
Research Commons | Fifth Floor | Bobst Library

With the success of our First GIS Day event last year (see 2012 photos), We are back with our Second annual GIS Day 2013 @ NYU - an everything GIS information fair! 

Come to the GIS Day fair and check out the information booths, see lots of maps, meet GIS faculty and professionals, and learn more about GIS tools and spatial data resources here at NYU. Come join us for light refreshments and fun.


                    What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographically referenced data. (ESRI). GIS enables users to integrate various data into one system, overlay map layers, analyze and model spatial data and, finally, visualize the results in maps, reports and charts. GIS can be used to represent any data which has a geographic component and is currently utilized in many fields including urban and regional planning, disaster planning and emergency management, natural resource management, environmental planning, public health, public utility, engineering, weather forecasting, history, archeology, political science, food science, housing, and other fieldsFor more information, please visit our GIS website: NYU GIS Services and Spatial Data Resources (http://nyu.libguides.com/GIS) 

What is GIS Day?

GIS Day is a worldwide celebration held on the Wednesday of the third week of November each year. This year (2013) GIS Day falls on 20th November. 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.


GIS DAY 2013 @ NYU

GIS Day 2013 @ NYU celebrates, builds and nurtures our GIS community by highlighting to the GIS resources here at NYU. The event is designed to raise awareness of the value of using GIS tools, and showcase the exciting GIS and spatial research being conducted here at NYU and across the NYU Global sites. This event will have: 

    • Information Booths - Showcasing exciting spatial research or tools by various departments, professionals and institutes of NYU using GIS technology. 
    • Faculty space - Come and speak with faculty and researchers who are teaching or incorporating GIS into their curriculum or research.
    • Maps - Featuring maps created by various NYU users.
    • Videos - Depicting various uses of GIS technology.