National Geography Week was established by National Geographic as a way to educate people about how the decisions that they make in every day life affect the world we live in. Geography can be best described as the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments – so it really does affect us all. You don’t have to be an activist, eco-warrior or as high profile as Greta Thunberg to become involved.
During Geography Week, one day is set aside for GIS Day. This year it is November 17, 2021. GIS is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing, and visualizing geographic data to help us make better decisions. On GIS Day, help others learn about geography and the real-world applications of GIS that are making a difference in our society.
This year, Natrona County is reaching out to our community for an inclusive mass effort to celebrate National Geography Week and GIS Day. What comes to mind when there is talk about "Geography" or "GIS"? What do you as an individual wish to see in regards to these concepts? This is a place to play your part and make your say in the celebration.
Submit your ideas on what you would like to see in a map that fits the theme of Geography or GIS. Your idea may be selected as the 'Map of the Day' for each day during National Geography Week, including GIS Day.