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 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

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! 

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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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UCGIS Awards for 2018 Announced

The review committees have completed their tasks, and the recipients of the 2018 Awards have been selected. Dr. Helen Couclelis, Professor emerita from the University of California at Santa Barbara, will receive the Research Award. Dr. Jochen Albrecht of Hunter College was chosen for the Education Award. The Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award will go to Dr. Keith Clarke, also of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Our awardees will be recognized during the upcoming 2018 Sympsosium / AutoCarto on May 23rd at the Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.