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.
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!
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 Geographic Information Officer.
Topic: Open Data - Data readily available, where it is and how to use it.
Bob Lanier Public Works Building @ COH, 611 Walker Street (Garden Level)
For Professionals; 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
(The Exhibit Hall opens at 10:00AM with the Keynote at 1:00PM)
Admission: Free and open to the public.
*Social Hours - 5:00PM; 11/19/2014
A social will follow at 5:00PM at nearby establishment.
Contact *Vince Hamilton @281-233-1930 with any questions.
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.
Students Day 2014, We Welcome ..
High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, 4701 Dickson
Lee High School, 6529 Beverly Hill Street
Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th Street