Geography Awareness and GIS Day

Celebrated every year during the third week of November, Geography Awareness Week is designed to increase understanding of the significance of geography to everyone’s lives. Geography Awareness Week was created by “National Geographic” and became established by a presidential proclamation in 1987.

Suggestions for activities to raise geographic awareness in your classroom and community are found here.

Geographic information systems – or GIS – is a framework for gathering, analyzing, and visualizing geographic data. GIS Day is designed to raise awareness about the real-world applications of GIS that make a difference in our society. Since it was first celebrated In 1999, GIS Day brings together universities, government agencies, schools, non-profits, and GIS professionals to share and build knowledge of GIS in their communities. Resources for celebrating GIS Day are found here