Celebrating GIS-DAY 2021

Creating Awareness about Geographic Information Systems (GIS-Day 2021).

GIS-Day is a global event celebrated annually to raise awareness on the importance of geographic information systems and how to use GIS technologies to solve real-world problems and make a difference in our society. The day allows GIS users all over the world to share their achievements and inspire others to embrace spatial sciences.

Sambus Geospatial celebrated GIS-Day by organizing a GIS awareness week in Ghana and Nigeria. The activities planned for the week included a series of collaborative Geoevents in selected educational institutions. These joint efforts took the form of sponsorships and synergic planning of Geohackathon competitions, fundamental GIS workshops and GeoTalks that engaged and enlightened the attendees in a fun approach.

In more details, Sambus Geospatial provided resource persons to speak in a virtual event hosted by the University of Mines and Technology- Ghana, address challenges related to Emerging Technological Trends in GIS with special reference to Ghana. Another collaboration was established with university of Ghana to hold a successful 3 day virtual Geo-Event, which involved students and professional GIS users from selected senior high schools, the university in question and professional users and individuals who have a keen interest in Geoinformation Sciences.

Another successful and major event held during the awareness week was the Africa GIS-Day ; An international conference organized by Esri Eastern Africa in collaboration with Sambus Geospatial, featuring three Nigerian panelists and recorded over 600 registrations.

In totally, the institutions that collaborated during the event celebration included the Geo-informatics Society of Nigeria, Samaila Secondary School-Kano State, Dry Land Agriculture-Kano State, Community Secondary School-Asokoro, University of Ghana-Legon, University of Mines and Technology-Tarkwa. Other institutions that collaborated include Tema Methodist Day Senior High School, St John’s Grammar Senior High School, Bawku Senior High School, Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School and Holy Trinity Cathedral Senior High School.