A few #GISDay events of interest including a webinar and fun Video

The following is just a sampling of some of the GIS Day events planned for today to celebrate GIS Day – if you’re planning an event or attending one, be sure to send a tweet using hashtag #GISday…

Webinar – OpenStreetMap and Depiction
In this webinar, learn more about both of these tools from Hurricane Coast, a community advocate, OSM contributor and Program Manager for the Open Initiative at MapQuest; and Russell Deffner, a Depiction Preferred Consultant, freelance journalist, volunteer wildland firefighter, and the volunteer GIS specialist for the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter.
http://www.depiction.com/webinars/openstreetmap

UC Berkeley
GIS Day 2010 will be held, once again, at UC Berkeley’s Mulford Hall. This year’s event will be co-hosted by the Bay Area Automated Mapping Association (BAAMA) and Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF), with support from the Northern California Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).
http://gif.berkeley.edu/gisday.html

UNC Davis
The event is free an open to the public.
At 1 p.m., Nick Graham, program coordinator of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, will discuss the North Carolina Maps project and Mike Graves, Library Systems Department, will discuss geospatial applications on the Web.
Following the program, attendees can enjoy refreshments, vote in the student map competition, try out geography apps on the Library’s iPads, and visit with GIS professionals. This event is sponsored by the University Library, and the UNC Department of Geography.
http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/news/index.php/2010/11/gis-day-2010/

GIS Day at LA County
This year’s event is titled Discovering LA County through GIS. We are reaching out to County residents, government employees, and students to show them how county and city governments use GIS to make better decisions.
http://gis.lacounty.gov/egis/?page_id=1068

GIS Day at Indiana U
You’ll find GIS-related games including a geocaching challenge and an exhibit of satellite images of world famous locations. Don’t miss Tom Evans’ keynote presentation about GIS and sustainability.
From 12-1pm, the Geocaching Club at IU will lead an interactive Introduction to Geocaching workshop. Participants will meet in the southeast corner of the Wells Library lobby (opposite the cafe) promptly at 12pm and will go outside in groups to learn about geocaching while finding a few geocaches near the Wells Library.
http://gisday.indiana.edu/

For fun, the GIS Day Rap Video
I’m not sure if it’s hilarious or if I’m totally creeped out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mCDUf08YLg

Awesome to see GIS Day and Geo tech getting some mainstream media recognition ala CNN
See Today is GIS Day — do you know where you are?
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/11/17/gis.day.wednesday/

To locate GIS Day events near you search hashtag #GISday on Twitter or see also this resource at http://gisday.com/

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