GIS Day is an annual event that celebrates the power and potential of geographic information systems (GIS) to transform the world. On November 15, 2023, Nobel Systems joined the global community in honoring this occasion by hosting two poster-making contests in two countries: Camarines Sur, Philippines and Bangalore, India.
The poster-making contests aimed to showcase the students’ creativity and awareness of GIS and its applications in various domains such as environment, health, education, and technology. Students were able to showcase their creativity and vision by creating posters based on the theme “Create the World You Want to See”. The theme was inspired by the idea that GIS can help us visualize, analyze, and understand the world better, and empower us to make positive changes for a more sustainable future.
The Impact of GIS Day
GIS Day is an annual event that celebrates the power of geographic information systems (GIS) and the benefits they bring to our society. GIS is a technology that allows us to collect, analyze, and visualize spatial data in various ways, such as maps, charts, and 3D models. GIS can help us solve many problems, such as environmental management, urban planning, disaster response, and public health.
One of the goals of GIS Day is to inspire the younger generation to pursue careers in GIS and related fields. GIS is a multidisciplinary field that requires skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). By learning GIS, students can develop their creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. GIS can also spark their curiosity and passion for exploring the world and its diversity.
The poster-making contests were held at Caranday National High School in Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines and Government High School Kethamaranahalli Rajajinagar in Bangalore, India. Both events started with a short presentation by Nobel Systems staff, who explained what GIS is, how it works, and why it is important for various domains such as environmental management, disaster response, urban planning, health care, education, and more. They also shared some examples of how Nobel Systems uses GIS to provide innovative solutions for water utilities, municipalities, and other clients around the world.
After the presentation, the students were given time to create their posters using colored pencils, markers, and other materials. They were encouraged to use their imagination and express their ideas on how they would use GIS to create the world they want to see. The posters were judged by a panel of experts from Nobel Systems and partner organizations based on criteria such as originality, relevance, clarity, and visual appeal.
GIS Day in the Philippines
In Camarines Sur, GeoNobel (a subsidiary of Nobel Systems) partnered with Baao Water District to sponsor the contest for the students of Caranday National High School. The contest attracted 15 participants who showcased their creativity and vision for a better future. The top 3 winners were Joshua Pajo, Liezel Dato, and Julius Emil Silva, who received Samsung tablets as prizes. GeoNobel also gave away school supplies to all the participants and bags to five raffle winners.
The event was attended by representatives from GeoNobel, Baao Water District, the local government of Baao, and Caranday National High School. Engineer Gemma Pelagio, the Vice-President of Operations of GeoNobel, and Lyn Fandiño, the Content Writer of GeoNobel, were the main organizers of the event. They were joined by Director Ludelyn E. Sanchez, Director Gemma J. Daguman, Acting General Manager Hazel V. Bagalacsa-Ilao, Mishelle P. Abundabar, Lyndon I. Ballesteros, Remo C. Ballesteros, Ma. Desiree B. Britanico and Ryan B. Contreras from Baao Water District. Gerry Piñon represented the local government of Baao and Mayor Jeffrey Besinio. Class Adviser Ms. Airine Ballesteros and Junior High School teacher Mr. Nicolas Baal represented Caranday National High School.
GIS Day in India
In India, Nobel Systems sponsored a similar contest for the students of Government High School Kethamaranahalli Rajajinagar in Bangalore. The contest drew 30 participants who displayed their creativity and vision for the future. The winners from Bangalore were Harshavardhan, Jyothi, and Kavitha, who all received Samsung tablets.
Mallikarjuna, the headmaster of the school, said, “This kind of competition helped to make the students more apathetic towards learning. Inculcated motivational spirit in students. On behalf of all of us and on behalf of the institution, I offer my heart felt congratulations to the organizing such a beautiful program.”
Nobel Systems was represented by Javaregowda Balabare Pape Gowda, Vani Prasanna, and Binny Kuriakose George. They were joined by the class adviser and school administrators.
Sharing GIS Expertise
Nobel Systems is a company that provides innovative GIS solutions for water industries. Nobel Systems supports GIS Day by organizing events that showcase the applications and potential of GIS. Nobel Systems believes that GIS is not only a tool, but also a way of thinking and a catalyst for positive change.
The poster-making contest was part of Nobel Systems’ corporate social responsibility program that aims to promote GIS education and awareness among the youth. Nobel Systems is a leading provider of GIS solutions and services for various industries and sectors worldwide. The company is committed to delivering innovative and reliable solutions that empower its clients to achieve their goals.
Michael Samuel, President and CEO of Nobel Systems, thanked all the students, school administrators, local government officials, and water district personnel who supported this initiative. He expressed his hope that the event would foster new collaborations and innovations that would benefit the society and the environment. He also praised the efforts of the Nobel Systems staff who worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth and productive experience for everyone.
He said, “GIS Day is a great opportunity to showcase the amazing work that our industry does, and to inspire the next generation of GIS professionals. This contest lets our students to learn more about GIS and its benefits to society. It also enhances their skills in research, analysis, and presentation.”
“I also want to thank the teachers, parents, and students for participating in this event, and for supporting GIS education,” he added. “You are the future of GIS, and we are here to support you.”
Nobel Systems is proud to support GIS education and awareness among the youth and hopes to inspire them to create positive change in their communities and the world. To learn more about Nobel Systems and its participation in global events, please visit www.nobel-systems.com or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org