UCGIS is pleased to announce that its 2018 Symposium will be co-hosted with the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)! This joint AutoCarto and Symposium will explore Frontiers of Geospatial Data Science. We will consider connections between Geospatial Science and the burgeoning field of Data Science, seen in newly named academic departments and calls for funded research. At this event we will explore emerging opportunities and challenges for the geospatial and mapping sciences with an eye on trends in deep learning, data-intensive computing platforms, and visualization, as well as geospatial big data sources and applications such as location-aware social media, autonomous vehicles, and earth-observing micro- and nano-satellites and sensors.

The preliminary program is now available! This conference will be held Tuesday May 22 - Thursday May 24, 2018, at the historic Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison, Wisconsin

Registration is now open!  Register before March 31, 2018, to ensure your early-bird rates. 

UCGIS Symposia are known for their high quality and informative sessions, top-notch information sharing on matters important to the GIScience community, and unparalleled opportunities for professional and social networking within the most active community of GIScience scholars in U.S. higher education. 

We look forward to seeing you in Madison! 

The Benefits of Membership

UCGIS enables scholars within its member institutions (universities and colleges, federal agencies, and industry partners) to collaboratively engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching to advance GIScience.  UCGIS facilitates and supports scholarly communities and networks to undertake large scale projects that serve the GIS community as a whole.  We are the professional hub for the academic GIS community. Membership allows access, discounts, and opportunities. 

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First TRELIS Workshop in May 2018!

TRELIS is professional development for women in the geospatial sciences in higher education. Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM - Geospatial Sciences (TRELIS) builds leadership capacity and skills around the topics of career retention strategies, mentoring training, career transitions, technical professional development, and work-life balance. 

The first TRELIS workshop will take place Saturday May 19, 2018 through Monday May 21, 2018, at the Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Workshop participants will then participate in extended networking and professional development activities during the UCGIS Symposium that will take place immediately afterwards, from Tuesday May 22 - Thursday May 24, 2018. This 2018 Symposium will be co-located with CaGIS's AutoCarto. 

Participants will have all workshop and Symposium expenses covered by travel grants. TRELIS activities are funded by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about the Madison event here