Brisbane Enjoys World’s Largest GIS Day

Thank you for making Brisbane’s GIS Day a success!

Wednesday 20th November marked this year’s International GIS Day 2013, and thanks to a massive amount of support from attendees, sponsors, supporters and volunteers, our event in Brisbane was a huge success.

From small beginnings, the Brisbane celebration grew to be the biggest GIS Day 2013 event in the world. With displays from nearly 30 organisations, including a virtual 3D Brisbane from Brisbane City Council, disaster management mapping and Queensland Police Crime Map, the event had demonstrations of a broad range of geospatial technologies, drew crowds of over 2000 people and raised money for Doctors Without Borders. See below for photos from the event!

Quotes from supporters include:

“Congrats on a very successful day…”
Paul Cousins, Google ANZ.
“Thank you for a great day and your support of our business.”
Daria Krstic, Suncorp Bank.
“Please pass our many thanks to Rachelle for organising and taking care of us.”
Brett O’Hagan, AAM.
“Great day! Thanks to GIS People for hosting the event and inviting us to be part of the day.”
Andrew Saad, Brisbane City Council
“We have had very positive feedback from everyone we’ve spoken to who attended, either as an exhibitor or as part of the audience. Congratulations on a great day.”
Liz Thomas, QLD Wetlands Program.
“I am amazed at how many big supporters came along. You should be very proud and I look forward to next year’s!”
Tom McGruther, Hays IT.
“Congrats Igor and GIS People. You guys know how to host a party.”
Sean Richards, Pitney Bowes.
“Thank you for what was a truly exciting day and evening with you and your follow GIS colleagues.”
David George, Electroboard.
“This was one of the best Geospatial events we have attended in some time. Great work by Igor, Martin and the GIS People team.”
Glenn Irvine, Dialog – Google Enterprise.
“Igor – YOU GUYS ROCK! Best. GIS. Day. Ever! A big thanks from SSSI & Destination Spatial for having us along, we had a blast & can’t wait for next year!”
Chris McAlister, SSSI.
“Thank you so much for the excellent GIS Day and after-party evening.”
Dr Tim Foresman, Earth Party.
“Great event, great day. Good to see GIS being promoted as a tool to enhance and improve business.”
Tim Jones, Hema Maps.

We’re glad everyone else enjoyed the event too!

The day would not have been possible without the help of all our supporters and volunteers. We’d like to thank them all for their efforts and contributions in order to make this wonderful day happen! And special thanks goes to the event sponsors – Gold sponsors Esri Australia, Silver sponsors Dialog Google Enterprise, and Bronze sponsors AAM.

Want to know if you’re one of the lucky prize winners? We’ll be in touch with everyone soon, and you can also head over to GIS People’s Facebook page to see who won what!

Last but not least, GIS Day would of course not be complete without GIS Day cake. Baked by the hugely talented Jo Broad, the cake was as much a success as the day itself! Thanks Jo!

Thank you again, and we look forward to working with you all again next year!

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