Fourth GIS Day for Education – December 11, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, the Space School celebrated the World GIS Day with an educational workshop dedicated to education and geospatial technologies.

The Fourth GIS Day for Education was held online on December 11, 2020 (Friday) and for the first time entirely online. The event is organized by the Space School Educational Initiative on the occasion of World Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, which is celebrated every year in November, and this year was celebrated on November 18, 2020.

The thematic  of this year’s educational workshop were dedicated to Bulgaria, GIS technologies and education. The event included lecture and discussion parts and was attended by more than 100 participants – students from primary and secondary school and teachers of geography, natural science, information technology from all over Bulgaria.


14:00 -14:20

Short video presentations by scientists from around the world about Bulgaria:

  • Studying Bulgaria with Interactive Web Maps – video presentation by Dr. Joseph Kerski, manager in the Education Department of ESRI Inc., USA and professor at the University of Denver, USA
  • Video presentation by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fabio Dell’Acqua, University of Pavia, Italy
  • Video presentation by Estefanía Moreno, Geospatial Technology Research Group, Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT), Jaume I University, Spain
  • Video presentation by Madeline Dillner and Charles E. Brady III, SCAUG (South Central Arc User Group), USA
  • Video presentation by Prof. Carl Donert, Vice-President of the European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO), UK
  • Video presentation by Tijana Lezaic, Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Video presentation by Dr. John Lowry, Professor at Massey University, New Zealand
  • Video presentation by Dr. Rok Ciglič, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU)
14:20 – 14:40 Application of GIS technologies for study of cultural and historical heritage on the example of the first Bulgarian capital Pliska – Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Stefan Stamenov – SRTI-BAS
14:40 – 15:00 Use of GIS technologies in the study and analysis of the relief of Bulgaria – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanya Stamenova, Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Stefan Stamenov – SRTI-BAS
15:00 – 15:20 ESRI GIS for the needs of the education in Bulgaria – Monica Donkina, ESRI Bulgaria
15:20- 15:40 Protected areas in Bulgaria – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosen Tsonev – Faculty of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
15:40 – 16:10 Discussion