2015 GIS Day – Reports of Success

Carolina URISA is the proud sponsor of the following GIS Day activities.  This year we asked for a brief report from each of the recipients to help describe and share the activities that made their event a success.  The CURISA Board hopes the following reports help inspire you to have a GIS Day event next year.

The City of Hendersonville & Henderson County (Report Link)  The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) staff of Henderson County and the City of Hendersonville joined forces on Thursday, November 19th to provide a public GIS Day event featuring presentations, a treasure hunt and a story map project by Invest Collegiate Imagine School.

The Town of Spencer (Report Link)  The Town of Spencer was pleased to host its second Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day event at Town Hall November 16-20, 2015.  Throughout the course of the week, children and adults alike, as well as neighboring GIS professionals stopped by to view the maps, books, and other items on display at Spencer Town Hall and also at the Spencer Public Library.

The Town of Zebulon (Report Link)  This year the Town of Zebulon hosted a Map Gallery for GIS Day. GIS Day is an annual event that occurs on the Wednesday of National Geography Week. GIS Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) influence the world around us.  There was upwards of 15% attendance increase at this years event!

City of Raleigh and Wake County  (Report Link) The GIS divisions from the City of Raleigh and Wake County have long worked together to put on this event for students and for the citizens that work in downtown Raleigh to generate awareness and capabilities of GIS technology. Thanks to funds from Carolina URISA, we can provide refreshments and promotional materials that make the event more enjoyable for the attendees.

Event Location:
Raleigh City Museum  220 Fayetteville St.  Raleigh, NC 27601

Demos: Crime Analysis, Property Revaluation, FEMA, iMAPS, Master Address Repository, ArgGIS Online, Open Data.

Numerous maps and posters from City, County, and State agencies.

Attendee Background:
Planning, GIS, Law enforcement, General public, Education (K-12), Administrative, Real Estate Appraisers