2013 Host Location:-

Texas Southern University
Public Affairs Building
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004

Directions to the Campus
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  • Americas Petroleum Survey Group
  • Applied Field Data Systems, Inc.
  • ESRI
  • Harris County ITC
  • Sidwell
  • Tessellations, Inc.
  • Texas Southern University
  • Western Data Systems (WDS)



Houston's Largest GIS Event


The Houston Area GIS Day is the largest showcase of its kind on how Geographic Information Systems are used in the City of Houston and surrounding areas. The first GIS Day was held on November 2001 at the University of Houston-Downtown campus. The 2014 GIS Day events will be held in November 2014 for both professionals and students.

Business people, educators, students, and the general public will be given a free access pass to products and services that encompass the GIS program. Since its debut, this event has grown steadily to achieve a prominent position with public, private and governmental agencies in the GIS field. The Houston GIS Day has received national recognition at the Annual ESRI User Conference. Every year, the GIS Student's Day event alone brings in over 300 students and educators from the Houston Independent School District. We hope more schools will take part in this event. It is a good investment that gives students the opportunity and motivation to pick an area for their future career studies. Prizes will be awarded for school essay projects and GIS Mentorship Projects.

The 2013 Houston Area GIS Day was a success with over 20 Exhibitors and over 300 people attend the event. Keynote Speakers Gary Scoffield, and David Martinez from ESRI, and other GIS Presenters gave great presentations that ran throughout the day. We had 262 students in attendance from the City of Houston and surrounding area schools during the Students' Events. We had many outstanding submissions for the Map Gallery contest, and, we congratulate the winner of the 'Best in Cartographic Design' & 'Best in Content / Analytical Presentation' catagories. Make sure you check out all the submissions on out website. We look forward for another great time next year!


November 2014
For Professionals; 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Admission: Free and open to the public

November 2014
For Students; 9:00AM to 2:30PM
Admission: Assigned Schools and Teachers. Free lunch will be provided. Expect lots of Free Gifts.

Students Day 2013, We Welcomed ..

Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, 900 Wunsche Loop, Spring
High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, 4701 Dickson
Lee High School, 6529 Beverly Hill Street
Spring ISD, 19428 I45N, Spring
Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th Street
Wheatley High School, 4801 Providence


The Texas GIS Day Proclamation
We thank Senator Tommy Williams and his office for their help.

The Senate of The State of Texas
Senate Proclamation No. 263
Tommy Williams; Member, Texas Senate - November 20, 2013

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The Resolution, Harris County, TX
GIS Day 2013

The Resolution per Commissioners Court this 22nd day of October, 2013.

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*Several of the list of websites on the right are interactive mapping sites or data that provides the citizens of City of Houston
and surrounding areas a means to access the most current geographic information systems (GIS) data and aerial imagery.
-- Houston Area GIS Day.org