When? Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Kick off will be 8:30AM-8:55AM
Closing announcements will be 1:30PM-2:15PM
Where? Virtual / Online
Who? High School Students & Teachers
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.
Lisa Berry, Senior Product Engineer on the Living Atlas team at Esri – Keynote Speaker for TxGIS Day 2, 2021
She works to create clear and concise stories about demographic, socioeconomic, and policy topics using cartography. She also build data layers and tutorials to help others create their own map masterpieces.
What is GIS?
The Geographic Data Workgroup (GDW) is an H-GAC sponsored group consisting of public, private, non-profit, and educational organizations. The group meets monthly to discuss Geographic Information System (GIS) related matters, network, and plan cooperative purchases of software, aerial imagery, and data that would be too costly if obtained separately.
City of Houston, Enterprise GIS
City of Pearland
City of Sugar Land
Fort Bend County Engineer's Office
Harris County Appraisal District, GIS Maps
Harris County Appraisal District, GIS Data Download
Harris County PID, Architecture & Engineering
Harris County Flood Control
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Montgomery County GIS