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Geography Awareness Week: November 11-17, 2018 and GIS Day: November 14, 2018

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Presidential Proclamation 1987

From National Geographic, creator of Geography Awareness Week: “Each year more than 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week. Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it. Each third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and often meeting with policymakers and business leaders. Geography Awareness Week is supported by access to materials and resources for teachers, parents, community activists, and all geographically minded global citizens.”

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GIS Day: November 14, 2018

According to Esri, the company behind GIS Day, “GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999.”

Key Stats:

From Census.gov > Geography:

Geography is central to the work of the Census Bureau, providing the framework for survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination. Geography provides meaning and context to statistical data.

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Note: The brochure shown above is cropped at the bottom. To see the full brochure, click on the image. All of the applications are listed below, with hyperlinks to each application.<br><br>

From the Interactive Mapping Applications brochure:


From the Census Library > Infographics & Visualizations:

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