Maps! Spatial Data! GIS Day 2013 @ NYU, Wednesday 11/20, 12-4pm

Are you interested in learning more about creating maps? Using spatial analysis in your research? Curious about what GIS is?

GIS Day 2013 @ NYU

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
12pm -4pm 
Research Commons | 5th Floor | Bobst Library


Celebrate GIS Day 2013 @ NYU at the 2nd annual GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair!


GIS Day is a worldwide celebration held on the Wednesday of the third week of November each year. 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.

Stop by the GIS Day @ NYU Information 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.

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 many more.


GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair:

Info Booths * Faculty Corner * Lots of Maps * Videos


Light refreshments will be served.


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