NJCU Celebrates GIS Day 2021

NJCU GIS Day 2021 event poster

The NJCU GIS Day Organizing Committee and Earth and Environmental Sciences Department cordially invited students, faculty, staff, and GIS professionals from the Tri-State region and neighboring states to join us celebrate the GIS Day 2021, which took place in Multipurpose Room A of the Gilligan Student Union Building on the NJCU main campus.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Like other organizations across the globe, we are taking part in these grassroots events celebrating geospatial sciences and their impacts on the real world. This year, NJCU’s GIS Day event will showcase innovative applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology in a multi-disciplinary context. Since 1999, when GIS Day celebrations began to take place across the globe, the growth of location based technology has demonstrated how geography and the real-world applications of GIS are making a difference in business, government, the environment, and society. 

NJCU GIS Day 2021 was a great opportunity to learn about our GIS and other related programs, attend or participate in presentations, showcase posters and equipment, and network with colleagues working on multi-disciplinary applications of GIS in the region. By taking a prominent part in this event, you are able to showcase your organizations, share your accomplishments, and inspire others to discover and use GIS. 

The event consisted of oral presentations by a keynote speaker, Dr. Joseph Kerski from Esri and NJCU faculty as well as poster presentations for best poster awards and GIS exhibitions.

Congratulations to the 2021 Poster Contest Winners

The NJCU GIS Day 2021 map poster competition winners were:

1st place: Lorianne Andrades

2nd place: Jonathan Rodriguez

3rd place: Alex Rodriguez

NJCU GIS Day 2021 LATI Center Best Poster Award: Zuleika Coplin

NJCU GIS Day Organizing Committee


Esri, NJCU Office of the Provost (C3), Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies, School of Business, Health Sciences department, Earth and Environmental Sciences department