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. See you again, Wednesday, November 19th!
| Brochure GIS Day 2014 | Schedule of Events | Lot H Parking | Downtown/Tranquility Park Parking |
Jim Scott is the former director of TNRIS and the former State of Texas Geographic Information Officer, and is now with Applied Geographics, Inc.
Topic: GIS Without Limits, an Open Data Opportunity.
What is Open data?
- In essence, “open” data is free for anyone to use, re-use and re-distribute.
- Open data is a tremendous resource that is as yet largely untapped. The government collects a vast quantity of high-quality data as part of its ordinary working activities. If this data is made open, it can have huge potential benefits.
- Part of the beauty of open data is that it is impossible to predict precisely how it will be used to create value. The nature of innovation is that developments often appear in unlikely places.
- Some areas in which open data is already having a positive impact include:
- Transparency and democratic control
- Civil participation
- Improved and new private products and services
- Governmental efficiency
Call for Maps (CLOSED!)
Inviting all GIS professionals and students to come and join the 2014 GIS Day Map Gallery Competition.
Come, showcase your work and be recognized at the Bob Lanier Public Works Building, City of Houston, 611 Walker Street (Garden Level).
Deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 8:30am. Read -
Submit Your App!!! (CLOSED!)
The Houston Area GIS Day will be hosting an application fair for web-based geospatial applications. Prizes will be awarded. The deadline to submit your app is Wednesday, November 12th at 5pm. All apps must run within Internet Explorer and should be hosted on their own server. Entries limited to one app per participant. Be prepared to present a brief overview of your app to the judging committee on GIS Day.
Deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 12th at 5:00pm. Read -
• Free Parking with Parking Pass Only:
• Paid Parking Downtown:
GIS Day Needs You! We are in need of Volunteers for Wednesday's Professional Day and Friday's Students Day @ TSU.
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.
III. *Social Hours/After Hours Meet-Up - 5:00PM; 11/19/2014
A social will follow at
Birraporetti's, 500 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002 -
Contact Vince Hamilton @ 281-233-1930
Friday, November 21, 2014
Texas Southern University @ Building 149, 3100 Cleburne Street
Roderick R. Paige Education Building 149 - ( Auditorium: Location "3" )
For Students; 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Admission: Assigned Schools and Teachers. Free lunch will be provided.
Students Day 2014, We Welcome ..
Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, 900 Wunsche Loop, Spring, Texas
High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, 4701 Dickson St.
Houston Academy for International Studies Early College High School, 1810 Stuart St.
Lee High School, 6529 Beverly Hill Street
Spring ISD, 19428 I45N, Spring, Texas
Westfield High School, 16713 Ella Boulevard
Wheatley High School, 4801 Providence Street