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GIS Day celebrates problem-solving tools for the environment, public health, and industry

Annual event spotlights geography information system careers and keynote speaker

Research and discovery Nov 11, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.— Indiana University will host GIS Day—an annual event that highlights geographic information system (GIS) technology and applications. The celebration will take place at the Herman B Wells Library lobby at IU Bloomington on Wednesday, November 13, from noon–4pm ET.

GIS tools help people solve problems, work more efficiently, and make better decisions. Their applications monitor the spread of disease, manage environmental emergencies, aid reforestation studies, and create local, state, national, and international mapping.

Now in its 21st year, GIS Day is a worldwide celebration of GIS technology. Attendees will also meet GIS professionals to learn about internships, training, certification, and careers.

GIS Day schedule:


  • Keynote presentation by Maira Alvarez and Sylvia Fernandez, Borderlands Archives Cartography
  • Lunch is provided, but pre-registration is required


Learn more at IU’s GIS Day website.

About GIS

Geographic information system, or GIS, is a multibillion-dollar industry employing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. GIS converts the rows and columns in databases and spreadsheets to maps displaying locations for new businesses, routes for emergency responders, and geological features for locating minerals, oil, or gas. GIS technologies provide value to organizations of all sizes and users in almost every industry by supporting better decision-making, improved communication, and greater efficiency.

About GIS at Indiana University

Indiana University staff provides support for GIS technologies on all Indiana University campuses, and contributes to state efforts in building a single map for Indiana. Indiana University’s advanced computing and networking infrastructure serves as the foundation for state-of-the-art GIS instructional facilities. The Indiana University GIS community has access to enterprise GIS services, geospatial data libraries and professional software to support academic and research excellence in diverse fields.

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