2014 Host Locations:-

Professionals Day

City of Houston
City of Houston @ Bob Lanier Public Works Building
611 Walker Street - Garden Level
Houston, TX 77002

Directions to 611 Walker
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Students Day

Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Street
(Roderick R. Paige Education Building 149, Auditorium)
Houston, TX 77004

Directions to the Campus
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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!


Keynote Speaker:
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: GIS Without Limits, an Open Data Opportunity.




Call for Maps
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 - Call for Maps Instructions Here!

Submit Your App!!!
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 - Submittal Instructions Here!

Parking Information:
Free Parking with Parking Pass Only: Lot H Parking
Paid Parking Downtown: Downtown/Tranquility Park Parking and Surrounding Parking Garages/Lots

Volunteers Needed!
GIS Day Needs You! We are in need of Volunteers for Wednesday's Professional Day and Friday's Students Day @ TSU.
Visit - the Volunteers Page


Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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.

'The Program' with ArcGIS Map Journal (updated 10/30)

*Social Hours/After Hours Meet-Up - 5:00PM; 11/19/2014
A social will follow at 5:00PM at
Birraporetti's, 500 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002 - Click Here!
Contact Vince Hamilton @ 281-233-1930

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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
Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th Street
Westfield High School, 16713 Ella Boulevard
Wheatley High School, 4801 Providence Street


Our 2014 Sponsors:

                       

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*Several of the list of websites on the right are interactive mapping sites or data that provides the citizens of City of Houston
and surrounding areas a means to access the most current geographic information systems (GIS) data and aerial imagery.
-- Houston Area GIS Day.org