International GIS Day as a one-day event is celebrated for many years. The first GIS Day took place in 1999. From then until now, various institutions around the world celebrate GIS Day in different ways. GIS Day is celebrated every year the third Wednesday in November, and this year's GIS Day was celebrated globally on November 18th. For the occasion, the Croatian Agency for the Environment and Nature (HAOP) organized GIS Day entitled "GIS portals and application of GIS systems in spatial analysis and modelling" at the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
The event was attended by representatives of public authorities and the private sector, about fifty of them. They presented their solutions that are based on different technologies; both commercial and open source.
Among other things, the Croatian Agency for the Environment and Nature, in cooperation with the company IGEA presented ENVI Geoportal which will be published by the end of the year.
Activities on the subject of NSDI, were presented by Iva Gašparović from the National Contact Point for NSDI stressing the importance of the development of network services essential for the further establishment of the NSDI and also fulfilling the obligations arising out of the INSPIRE directive.
For the next year's GIS Day it was announced to introduce new phases of projects which we have seen in this year's presentations.
More information about global events on the topic of GIS Day you can find on http://www.gisday.com/