International GIS day.
This event aligns with Esri’s International GIS initiative and events. The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. “GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.”
GIS day at the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa.
The Directorate Enterprise Geospatial Information Management (EGIM), within the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), is known to host an annual event called GIS Day. The idea of a GIS day started in 2008 and has grown and changed within the last few years.
The reputation built up by this annual DEA initiative is one of a high quality, well organized, fully enriching event. The event is endorsed by Plato (GIS Professional Registration Body). Invited guests includes various units in DEA staff, DEA Statutory Bodies, Government departments with GIS units, Provincial and Local Environmental counterparts, parastatals and the GIS community in the private sector. Guests participated in carefully selected talks; learning and networking opportunities.