FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What you need to know

Should I use my TAMU account username and password to log into the website?

No. The TAMU GIS Day website is completely separate from the TAMU website. If you have never signed up before on the TAMU GIS Day website, you should create an account.

Are all of the TAMU GIS Day events free?

Yes. There is no cost to attend any of the TAMU GIS Day events.

I am not a TAMU student, faculty, or staff - can I come to TAMU GIS Day?

Yes. We strongly encourage members of the community, colleagues and students from other universities, people from industry, and folks from local, state, and federal agencies to attend.

I am not a TAMU student, faculty, or staff - are all the events really free?

Yes. Even if you are not a TAMU faculty, staff, or student, all TAMU GIS Day events are free.

Who is allowed to participate in the competitions? Students, Faculty, Staff, Non-TAMU people?

  • The paper and poster competitions are only open to TAMU graduate and undergraduate students.
  • The mapping competition is open to everyone who would like to submit data, but only TAMU graduate and undergraduate students will be eligible to win.

How do I check-in using the GIS Day Website?

You can complete the check-in process for any event using the TAMU GIS Day website while that event is on-going. Follow these simple steps:

How do I checkin using the GIS Day App(s)?

You can complete the check-in process for any event using the TAMU GIS Day website while that event is on-going. Follow these simple steps.

  • Create an account on the TAMU GIS Day Website.
  • Download the correct app for your phone. Download and install the TAMU GIS Day App for iOS or Android.
  • Launch the app on your phone and enter your username and password to log into your account.
  • When the app loads, click on the Check-In menu item to open the QR Code Scanner.
  • Look around the event for a QR code, then scan it with the app on your phone. When you get confirmation, you are now checked in. The QR code will look like the following:

How do I certify my attendance using the GIS Day Website?

You can certify your attendance at any of the TAMU GIS Day events using the TAMU GIS Day website. Follow these simple steps:

How do I certify my attendance using the GIS Day App(s)?

You can certify your attendance at any of the TAMU GIS Day events using the TAMU GIS Day website while that event is on-going. Follow these simple steps.

  • Create an account on the TAMU GIS Day Website.
  • Download the correct app for your phone. Download and install the TAMU GIS Day App for iOS or Android.
  • Launch the app on your phone and enter your username and password to log into your account.
  • When the app loads, click on the Classes menu item to show the list of classes where professors have asked to be notified of student attendance.
  • Select all of the classes for which you want to notify a professor of your attendance.
  • While the event it underway, follow the check-in instructions to check-in at the event.

Additional Information

For any questions regarding the TAMU GIS Day, please email Sierra Laddusaw