2016 / 2017 Host Locations:-

Students Day
* November 17, 2016 *

Harris County Department of Education

Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd.
Houston, TX 77022

[ Direction ]
[ School Bus Drop-Off Map ]

Professionals Day
March 23, 2017

Houston TranStar

Houston TranStar
6922 Old Katy Road
Houston, TX 77024

[ Direction ]

Commitment to Education and Community

Geography Matters
A transformation is taking place. Businesses and government, schools and hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and others are taking advantage of it. All around the world, people are working more efficiently because of it. Information that was limited to spreadsheets and databases is being unleashed in a new, exciting way—all using geography.

It is used to create useful information products that help organizations run better.

Linking location to information is a process that applies to many aspects of decision making in business and the community. Choosing a site, targeting a market segment, planning a distribution network, zoning a neighborhood, allocating resources, and responding to emergencies—all these problems involve questions of geography. Where are my customers and potential customers? In which neighborhoods or ZIP Code areas do consumers with particular profiles live? Which areas of a city are most vulnerable to seasonal flooding or other natural disasters? Where are power poles located, and when did they last receive maintenance?

Geography is helping people make better decisions in many disciplines. Geographic data can be gathered and organized to support the generation of information products that are integrated in the business strategy of any organization. A geographic information system is not an end in itself. It is used to create useful information products that help organizations run better. It has saved hundreds of millions of dollars through increased productivity and efficiencies. And that's just the beginning.

Credit www.gisday.com

Houston Area GIS Day history of Keynote Speakers

Jim Scott, TNRIS/TWDB - Keynote Speaker for GIS Day 2014
Gary Scoffield & David Martinez, ESRI - Keynote Speakers for GIS Day 2013
Sean Maday, Geospatial Engineer at Google - Keynote Speaker for GIS Day 2012
Jeff Saunders, Operations Chief, Texas Task Force 1 - Keynote Speaker for GIS Day 2011
Drew Stephens, Executive Director of GIS Institute - Keynote Speaker for GIS Day 2010
Mary E. Gainer, NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) - Keynote Speaker for GIS Day 2009
Col. James R. Marrs, US Air Force-480 Intelligence Wing - Keynote Speaker for GIS Day 2008

Community Links

GIS Day - www.gisday.com
Association of Petroleum Surveyors and Geomatics - www.apsg.info
ESRI - www.esri.com
Harris County Appraisal District, Texas - www.hcad.org/maps
Harris County Information Technology Center (ITC) - www.harriscountytx.gov/itc
Houston-Galveston Area Council - www.h-gac.com
Tessellations Inc. - www.tessellations.us
Western Data Systems - www.westerndatasystems.com



*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