2014 Host Locations:-

Professionals Day

City of Houston
City of Houston @ Bob Lanier Public Works Building
611 Walker Street - Garden Level
Houston, TX 77002

Directions to 611 Walker
[ Direction ]
Students Day
* (Tentative Location &
to be announced)

Texas Southern University
* (location to be announced)
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004

Directions to the Campus
[ Direction | Campus Map ]



Sponsors 2013:
  • 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 on:

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 for Professionals -- Bob Lanier Public Works Building @ COH, 611 Walker Street - Garden Level.
  • Friday, November 21, 2014 for Students -- Texas Southern University (building location to be announced).
Keynote Speaker:
We are proud to announce our keynote speaker for Professionals Day for GIS Day. Mr. Jim Scott is seven years at TNRIS/TWDB and former State of Texas GIO.
Topic: Open Data Presentation - where it comes from and who contributes.

Registration is now open!

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 our website. We look forward for another great year!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Bob Lanier Public Works Building @ COH, 611 Walker Street (Garden Level)
For Professionals; 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Admission: Free and open to the public

Friday, November 21, 2014
Texas Southern University - Event Location To Be Announced
For Students; 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Admission: Assigned Schools and Teachers. Free lunch will be provided. Expect lots of Free Gifts.


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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