Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day are NEXT WEEK!

Next week, November 11-17, 2018 marks the 31st year of Geography Awareness Week, which was established by a Joint Resolution between House and the Senate in 1987. The original goal of Geography Awareness Week (GAW) was to shine a national spotlight on the role geography plays in preparing students, and citizens, of the United States for the future.

This year, in celebration, the UA Department of Geography, the UA Map Library, and the UA Club Geography have planned multiple events to celebrate GAW and GIS Day.

Map Giveaway! Monday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 13

The Map Library will be hosting a map giveaway from its archives from 10am-5pm both days. This will take place in the Map Library, on the 3rd Floor of Farrah Hall. Please see the flier below for more details

Poster advertising free maps in the Map Library

2nd Annual Geocache Challenge

This event is sponsored UA Club Geography and the Geography Department. It will take place from noon on November 13-noon on November 14. Please see the flier below for more details.

poster for second annual geocache challenge

GIS Day! Wednesday, November 14

On Wednesday, November 13, the Geography Department is sponsoring a mini-lecture series focused around GIS Day, GIS Technologies, and their many uses, both inside and outside of academia. The first round of speakers will begin at 1:00pm in Russel Hall, Rm 354, followed by refreshments and a break at 2:30, and then the second round of speakers at 3:00pm. Please see the flier below for more details.

poster for GIS Day 2018