World GIS Day 2018 - Experience Sri Lanka through GIS technology

Date : 14 November 2018 - 14 November 2018
Time : All Day Event
Venue : Sri Lanka Survey Department. No 150, Kirula Road, Narahenpita, Colombo 05, Srilanka
Event Details

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 www.gisday.com. 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), and Survey Department of Sri Lanka have jointly organized a competition of mapping significant places in the surrounding environment through GIS technology, under the theme of Experience Sri Lanka through GIS technology”. This is the second consecutive year that this competition is carried out.

 Student Mapping Competition 

Students in any ages could participate in the competition. They could email us information of a geographically, culturally, economically and socially important or significant place/ locations from their own surroundings to our e-mail address (gisday2018@gislk.com) to reach us on or before 25th October 2018. Location details including the Geographical coordinates, a picture and a small description about it especially it’s significant.  The details of the participants (Name, date of birth, Address, contact number of the student & name of school) should be sent along with; the specimen of the relevant form is attached herewith.

 

Certificates and special gifts will be awarded to selected students by a special panel of judges.  Award ceremony details & winner details will be informed in due course.

 

GIS User Mapping Competition

Those who are wish to participate in the competition, could email us information of a geographically, culturally, economically and socially important or significant place/ location/s from their own surroundings to our e-mail address  (gisday2018@gislk.com) / log into the below link to reach us on or before 20th October 2018. Location details including the Geographical coordinates, a picture and a brief description about it especially its significance. The details of the participants (Name, Organization, Address, contact number) should be sent along with the picture.


Certificates and a special award will be bestowed to selected entries by a special panel of judges. Award ceremony details & winner details will be informed in due course to the winners.

 

Those who are wish to participate in the competition please click the below download button to fill in the form.

 

 

 

For further details you may contact 077 9148713 / 071 5418847.

Our main intention is to instill the habit of using Maps and Mapping technology by creating a complete map of significant and unique of important places of Sri Lanka utilizing GIS and GPS technology.  This activity would help the students to understand the fundamental of GIS (observe, study, analyze the places unique to Sri Lanka).