2024 CaGIS+UCGIS Symposium Recap

June 3-6 | The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) held a joint CaGIS and UCGIS symposium in Columbus, Ohio, on June 3-6, 2024. The theme of the meeting was Climate Smart GIScience: Mapping a Sustainable Future.

Plenary speakers included Derek Arndt, Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and Dr. Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change, International Programs, U.S. Geological Survey. Day 3 opened with a plenary panel on “Climate Change, Infrastructure and the Built Environment” and included panelists: Dr. Kevin McKeehan, Climate Resilience, Project Manager, HNTB; Brandi Whetstone, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Associate Director of Sustainability; and Dr. Steven Quiring, StormImpact, Inc., Chief Scientist and Co-Founder; The Ohio State University, Professor, Climatologist.

The remainder of the event consisted of research paper and vision statement presentations, lightning talks, poster presentations, and roundtable/panel discussions. Almost half of the research presentations were by students.

The full schedule, including abstract links, can be found on the CaGIS website.

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