GIS Day – 2015

Competition to Enhance ArcGIS Online capabilities among ArcGIS Users through Mapping of Attractive Locations in Sri Lanka in Connection with Commemoration of World GIS Day – 2015.


World GIS Day (Geographical Information System day) is celebrated around the world every year on the 3rd Wednesday of the month of November as a part of National Geographic’s & Geographical awareness week. More information and material can be found at GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is the mapping of Geographic information with the assistance of computer technology.


In view of World GIS Day, GIS Solutions (Private) Limited the sole authorized Sri Lankan distributor of Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI) is the pioneer in GIS technology, TV Derena channel have jointly organized a competition of mapping significant places in the surrounding environment through GIS technology, under the theme of “Mapping Sri Lanka through GIS”.


This competition is open to all GIS/Non GIS users could participate in uploading location information using


You can add information of a geographically, culturally, economically and socially important or significant place/ locations in the your own surroundings before 10th November 2015 with the user information.


Presents and special gifts will be awarded to the winners selected by a special raffle draw. Award ceremony will be held on world GIS day, at the Mahaweli Centre, Colombo 07 on World GIS Day (18th November 2015).


For further details contact our telephone number 0775 255133 / 0777 558472.


Our main intention is to create maps of valuable / important places of Sri Lanka utilizing GIS and GPS technology, to develop usage of maps. This activity would help GIS users to understand about the ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS to upload data from anywhere, anytime using any device.


Please convey this message to anyone interpreted in this latest GIS technology.


For GIS Users:

Instructions (PDF Document)


For School Children

GIS Day Application Form (PDF)

GIS Day Application Form (MS Word)