By Keith T. Weber
Idaho State University GIS Training and Research Center
GIS’ers tend to be open people who like to share. We share data, knowledge, and our enthusiasm. When GIS Day was created about a decade ago, I was immediately intrigued.
I thought, here is an event where we can share our successes and knowledge of GIS with everyone. With this simple incentive, the GIS Training and Research Center (TReC) embarked on a journey—GIS Day has become not just something we do each year but rather who we are as an organization.
GIS Day always reconnects us and brings new faces to our GIS community. It helps demonstrate that GIS is far more about people than it is about mouse clicks.
About Keith T. Weber
Keith T. Weber, GISP, is GIS director at Idaho State University. He has worked in the GIS field since the late 1980s and has hosted a GIS Day event each year since it began. To learn more about GIS TReC, visit http://giscenter.isu.edu/.