University of Texas at Arlington

About GIS Day

GIS is not for GIS specialists or experts anymore; everybody works with GIS even though they may not be aware of. If you have a smart phone, you are already using GIS. Your smartphone records your location regularly and location is the key part of GIS. You use Google Maps app on your smartphone to find a place, to look for an address, or to find a restaurant to eat and hang out with family and friends. Every day, you use much more apps on your iPhone to get location-based information (e.g. Foursquare) or to share your location in social media (e.g. Facebook). Most importantly, you use GPS to find your route toward an address you've never been before. In all of these cases you are using GIS, so let's celebrate it to discover and explore much more benefits of it.

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. For more information about GIS Day go to

GIS Day at UT Arlington