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New England states and New York to celebrate GIS Day on Nov 17

All six New England states and New York will participate in GIS Day on November 17, 2004. Although each state has proclaimed GIS Day in past years, this is the first year all seven states are participating, unifying the region’s support of this important technology.

Participants throughout the region will host events throughout their respective communities to spread the word about GIS technology and its many uses and benefits.

Held each year on the Wednesday of National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week, GIS Day is a global event that celebrates the technology and extends awareness of its important contributions in science, technology, information, and the humanities. The event is a reflection of the enthusiasm and commitment of individual GIS users everywhere. Although the official date of GIS Day 2004 is November 17, GIS users and communities are encouraged to host events throughout the year.