Earth Science Week Update Special Alert!

American Geosciences Institute - November 2014

* Today Is GIS Day: Celebrate With Esri

Today Is GIS Day:
Celebrate With Esri

GIS Day - November 19, 2015 - is raising geographic awareness throughout our world. The event provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that make a difference in society.

All around the world and across the United States, GIS Day 2014 events are being held. Participation is easy and can be as simple as making a presentation at a school, hosting an open house, or holding a user group meeting. And if you didn’t make preparations for today, you can celebrate the wonders of GIS technology throughout the year!

The GIS Day website ( offers information and resources tailored for GIS professionals, educators, and students. Many free materials are available. Activities for young people are organized by grade level.

Esri, a GIS Day sponsor and longtime Earth Science Week partner, also offers a wealth of related educational resources. Esri provides instructor-led training classes as well as “virtual campus” web-based training courses. For information on training, go to To learn about GIS and Esri, see


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