101 Ways to Participate
1. Volunteer to give a presentation at your child's school on GIS Day as part of National Geography Week.
2. Write a blog on the benefits of GIS and post to social media (Use the hashtag #GISDay).
3. Hang some GIS Day posters.
4. Offer to lecture at your alma mater on your career in GIS.
5. Demonstrate GIS to your spouse.
6. Share information about GIS with a child, nephew, or niece.
7. Send a note to a local school, telling administrators about ArcGIS for Schools, the free software package for K–12 schools.
8. Forward your favorite Esri YouTube video to a friend.
9. Host a GIS Day event in your organization to celebrate your work, and register your event with us.
10. Set up a poster display of your GIS work in the lobby at your workplace.
11. Have your local government proclaim GIS Day—you can use this proclamation letter.
12. Send a thank-you note to a GIS or geography teacher.
13. High-five a GIS Professional.
14. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about the importance of supporting GIS Day.
15. Produce a song about GIS Day.
16. Tell a friend about Esri massive open online courses (MOOCs).
17. Send a note complimenting a coworker on their GIS work.
18. Make a map for a friend (and post it on their refrigerator).
19. Join URISA.
20. Talk to a total stranger about GIS.
21. Post local GIS job opportunities to social media.
22. Offer to make a GIS presentation to a fraternal organization.
23. Build a mobile app for a nonprofit.
24. Volunteer to crowdsource data in your community.
25. Sign up to volunteer for GISCorp.
26. Submit an abstract on GIS to your local trade group.
27. Submit a story map to the 2019 StoryMapper of the Year Contest (winners will be announced on GIS Day).
28. Donate a personal copy of a GIS book to your local library.
29. Submit an article on your use of GIS to a trade journal.
30. Share a map on the Esri Maps for Public Policy site.
31. Tape a map to the company break room refrigerator.
32. Thank your GIS mentor.
33. Host a map gallery and invite outside entries.
34. Circulate your favorite GIS article among your coworkers.
35. Start a GIS meetup.
36. Talk to a new department about GIS.
37. Submit a GIS image for potential use at Jack's Esri UC Plenary Session.
38. Volunteer to do GIS work for your community.
39. Take a moment and explain your GIS work to your parents, grandparents, in-laws, or kids.
40. Build a story map for a nonprofit.
41. Mentor a college student who is learning GIS.
42. Start a high school or college GIS club.
43. Search for a GIS job.
44. Forward a GIS job opportunity to your network.
45. Visit a peer government to learn what it is doing with GIS.
46. Brag about your GIS work in the local news.
47. Use GIS to highlight a community concern at the next city council meeting.
48. Run an ArcGIS Business Analyst report for a local business.
49. Wear an I Love GIS button, then pass it on to a friend.
50. Build a story map to honor local veterans.
51. Attend a GIS Day event.
52. Document your return on investment from using GIS, then share it using the hashtag #GISDay.
53. Use this day to tell your Esri account executive why you should be considered for a Special Achievement in GIS Award.
54. Create a story map of your recent road trip and share it with #GISDay.
55. Share a photo of your GIS team. Share it using #GISDay.
56. Praise an executive that supports GIS on social media.
57. Build a story map to promote local businesses (just in time for the holidays).
58. Livestream your GIS Day event, and share it using the hashtag #GISDay.
59. Make a career move to GIS.
60. Use this day to apply/prepare for a professional association or trade journal award highlighting your GIS work (be ready when the announcement comes out).
61. Wear your Map Man, Map Woman, or favorite GIS shirt.
62. Join the Esri Young Professionals Network (YPN).
63. Invite an elected official to a GIS Day event.
64. Take a moment to think about your favorite GIS project and then share it.
65. Praise an up-and-comer in GIS.
66. File for your GISP certification.
67. Produce a video of A Day in the Life of a GIS Professional, and share it using the hashtag #GISDay.
68. Frame your favorite GIS map, and hang it on the wall.
69. Teach yourself a new GIS skill.
70. Build a top 10 list of things you want to do with GIS in 2020.
71. Sign up for a GIS training course.
72. Join the GeoNet community.
73. Hold up a Honk for GIS sign for drivers as they pass by.
74. Post an Instagram story on what you're doing on GIS Day, and share it using the hashtag #GISDay.
75. Share your photo with Jack Dangermond, using the hashtag #GISDay.
76. Wear an “Ask Me about GIS” button.
77. Give an award to a local GIS hero.
78. Register for a webinar on a new GIS topic you're interested in.
79. Attend an Esri regional office open house.
80. Propose a GIS division/department/specialty in your organization.
81. Invite a retired GIS pioneer to present on their path to a career in GIS.
82. Set up a map gallery at your local library.
83. Sign a friend up for a subscription to ArcNews.
84. Put a GIS sticker on your laptop.
85. Write a blog on why you started a career in GIS, and share it using the hashtag #GISDay.
86. Maintain your AICP certification by taking GIS courses.
87. Set up an ArcGIS Open Data site.
88. Email a policy maps collection to your elected official.
89. Learn how to say "geographic information system" in another language.
90. Gift a friend with ArcGIS for Personal Use.
91. Join Esri's Early Adopter Community to test a new GIS product.
92. Complete a Learn ArcGIS lesson.
93. Submit a GIS article to be featured in an Esri publication.
94. Host a brown bag session at your organization to showcase your team's GIS work.
95. Make plans to attend the Esri User Conference.
96. Get a certificate in GIS.
97. Instead of a traditional presentation, use a story map to present.
98. Publish an authoritative dataset, map, or story map so it can be included in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World and be used by others.
99. Listen to your favorite GIS podcast.
100. Dare a colleague to check off one item on this list.
101. Mark your calendar for GIS Day 2020 (11/18/2020).