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GIS Day & Geography Week 2017: Event Schedule

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What is Geography Week (GeoWeek)?

Geography Awareness Week was established in 1987 when U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed legislation that established the third week in November as Geography Awareness Week.  Geography Awareness Week is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and other geographic organizations at the national, state, and local level.

GIS Day ( is a global event where thousands of users of geographic information system (GIS) technology open their doors to schools, businesses, and the general public to showcase real-world applications of this exciting technology.

Activity Day(s) Time Location
Aerial Photo Challenge Contest Nov 12 - 18 Library Open Hours Main & Mudd Libraries
GeoPuzzle Challenge Tues Nov 14 tbd Mudd Library
GeoPuzzle Challenge Wed Nov 15 10 am - 5 pm Main Library
Massive Map Give-Away Mon Nov 13 - Wed Nov 15 Library Open Hours Main Library
Northwestern Geographic Photo Booth  Wed Nov 15 10 am - 5 pm Main Library