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GIS Day & Geography Week: Geography Week 2018

Northwestern University Libraries GIS

Northwestern University Libraries GIS

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.

Geography Week 2018 @ Northwestern University Libraries

Activity Day(s) Time Location
Aerial Photo Challenge Contest - play anytime All Week!  Nov 12 - 16 Library Open Hours Main & Mudd Libraries
GeoPuzzle Challenge/Northwestern Geographic PhotoBooth Tu Nov 13 9:30a - 5:30p Main Library
Q-GIS Workshop - GIS DAY! We Nov 14 Noon - 1 p Mudd Library Room 2124
GeoPuzzle Challenge We Nov 14 2 p - 5 p Mudd Library Lobby area
Map Giveaway & Map Collection Open House Th Nov 15 3:30 p - 5 p Main Library