The University of Manitoba recently held its second annual GIS Day event. The “conference” was interesting, successful and I was happy to be invited. The setting was unique. The event was held in the intimate setting of the Archives and Special Collections area of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library. The head of the organizing committee is Cynthia Dietz, GIS Environmental Studies Librarian, at the University of Manitoba.
Several progressive organizations participated to showcase their achievements. Participants included: Ducks Unlimited, Province of Manitoba, City of Winnipeg, University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and North/South Consultants.
GIS Day occurs every year on the Wednesday of Geography week. This year GIS Day was on November 19, 2014. GIS Day provides a forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.
For more information on the University of Manitoba GIS Day event visit: University of Manitoba GISday Event
I am looking forward to the 2015 Event.