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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. This year, the GIS Day events will be held in November for both professionals and students at Texas Southern University - Public Affairs Building @ 3100 Cleburne Street.
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 2012 Houston Area GIS Day was a success with over 20 Exhibitors and over 300 people attended the event. Keynote Speaker Sean Maday and other GIS Presenters gave great presentations that ran throughout the day. We had 284 students in attendance from the City of Houston and surrounding area schools during the Students' Events. We look forward for another great time this year!