GIS Day is celebrated annually on the 3rd Wednesday of November, during the Geography awareness week, across the globe, to provide an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.
The Remote Sensing & GIS Lab (RS/GIS Lab) of the Centre for Studies in Geography, Dibrugarh University has been hosting the GIS DAY celebration since the year 2013. This year’s GIS Day celebration took place on 18th November 2020. The lecture on the topic ‘Role of GIS in formulating Disaster Mitigation Strategies’ was delivered by Professor Santonu K. Patnaik, Department of Geography, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh. The welcome speech was delivered by Miss Himandri Changmai, Assistant Professor, Centre for Studies in Geography, Dibrugarh University. The webinar ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Shukla Acharjee, Coordinator of the webinar. The event would not have been a success without the support of Dr. Pranjal Protim Buragohain, the Chairperson of the Centre for Studies in Geography.