UCGIS Symposium 2021

Advancing GIScience-informed Policy Solutions

June 7 - 11, 2021 (online) - Registration is now open! 

Our world is facing unprecedented health, economic, social, and environmental challenges, and the GIScience community has a responsibility to respond and advance solutions. This Symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to show how GIScience theories, technologies, and methods can be employed for geospatial policy and decision-making to create a healthy, economically vibrant, socially just, and environmentally sustainable world.  

GIScience, COVID-19, and University Work

Grappling with new modes of teaching and learning? Our curated collection of instructional resources may be of great value to you. 

Spatial data and spatial analyses are central to responses, planning, and decisions about the COVID-19 pandemic. We curate a collection of selected geospatially-focused COVID-19 resources that you may find helpful, many of which our member institutions and partner organizations have created. Have a resource that you'd like to share with the community?  Please use this online form to contribute. 

Check out this recent CDC publication, Incorporating Geographic Information Science and Technology in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, authored by UCGIS President Jeremy Mennis (Temple University) and his colleague, Charlotte D. Smith (UC Berkeley). 

 Are you teaching and learning about mapping diseases and other topics related to COVID-19? Remember that the GIS&T Body of Knowledge has helpful articles on classification and clusteringkernels and density estimationpoint pattern analysisproblems with scale and zoningstatistical mappingspatiotemporal representationrepresenting uncertaintyepidemiology, and public health, among many others that you might find helpful. 

Be well!