March 2, 2016 will be the first GIS Appreciation Day
Last month on Twitter, Gretchen Peterson, a renowned cartographer and author from Colorado, thought that we should all celebrate a fun GIS Appreciation Day on social media.
She thought that unlike the traditional GIS day that takes place every year, during Geography Week and used to help promote GIS and geographic education, GIS Appreciation Day would be celebrated more via social media as a fun way to promote GIS, cartography and maps.
After learning that several social media influencers from the geospatial community on Twitter also thought it was a great idea, she picked March 2nd as the day and then encouraged everyone to spread the word.
We are very active on social media and plan to participate, and hope that you will join us on March 2nd by using the hashtag #GISAppreciationDay with all your social media postings on Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram and Google+. Also do not forget to include lots of great maps, geospatial info, funny GIS memes, videos and various GIS related images.
We have included links to several of our social media profiles for those who have yet to follow us:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/CanadianGIS
- FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/CanadianGIS/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/canadian-gis
- Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105612036270420258766
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/t2000q/
So get involved and have some fun sharing GIS related maps and images March 2nd.
We need a #GISAppreciationDay. Distinct from that GIS Day thing. This one would be cute and/or surprising map posts.
— Gretchen Peterson (@PetersonGIS) January 21, 2016
— Gretchen Peterson (@PetersonGIS) February 1, 2016
— Gretchen Peterson (@PetersonGIS) February 5, 2016
— Cdn. GIS & Geomatics (@CanadianGIS) February 10, 2016