Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing November 15 as 'National GIS Day'

In a bipartisan resolution led by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), who oversaw the recent passage of the Geospatial Data Act of 2018, the United States Senate has recognized  November 15, 2018, as 'National GIS Day'.

“The Senate designates November 15, 2018, as ‘National GIS Day’; encourages users of Geographic Information System technology … [including] educators, students, and innovators to continue to employ GIS to learn and explore, to analyze and address societal challenges; and to drive economic growth for the betterment of the people of the United States and individuals around the world.” the three-page resolution concludes.

This recognition by the Senate punctuates the passage of the Geospatial Data Act, included as a component in H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act signed into law last month.