On 23 November at 12 p.m. to commemorate World Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, a remote international video conference “GIS Day’21” is organized at the Faculty of Technologies of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences. This year, World GIS Day is celebrated for the fifteenth time at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences.

Over fifteen years, by developing young people’s spatial thinking and understanding of the application of GIS in various professional fields and contributing to the improvement of the state of education in Lithuania, numerous seminars, competitions, creative workshops, and quizzes for students were organized at Kaunas University of Applied Sciences. University teachers and students visited Lithuanian secondary education schools and gymnasiums, where they conducted unconventional lessons on GIS topics. An international video conference called GIS Day was held in 2018.

Users of the systems identified on this day share insights on geographic information systems. Technological solutions and results of geographical information systems encourage sharing the knowledge about the use of geospatial technologies, their understanding, and application in the environment, logistics, analysis of economic indicators, observation of various statistics, development of urban infrastructure.

The “GIS Day’21” conference aims to encourage Lithuanian and foreign higher education teachers and students to take an interest in the possibilities of applying technologies of geographical information systems, to share research and their results in the GIS field and good practices. Lecturers, students, and graduates of Lithuanian, Ukrainian, and Turkish higher education institutions, as well as representatives of Lithuanian business sector companies, will give presentations at the event. The conference will be moderated by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ina Bikuvienė of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Robotics of the Faculty of Technologies.

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The event is free of charge, but registration is required (electronic certificates will be issued to the conference participants).

Registration will be open until 22 November 10 a.m.

For more detailed information, please contact Ilona Urbanavičienė, curator of the Geodesy Study Programme and organizer of the conference “GIS Day’21” (ilona.urbanaviciene@go.kauko.lt).

More information about GIS Day’21 can be found here.