GIS Day 2023


GIS Day is November 15, in the midst of Geography Awareness Week.  Here's a spreadsheet of events planned at our member institutions - please share yours and we'll add it to the list!



2024 CaGIS+UCGIS Symposium

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) are pleased to announce a joint CaGIS and UCGIS symposium in Columbus, Ohio, on June 3-6, 2024. The theme of the meeting will be Climate Smart GIScience: Mapping a Sustainable Future. 

The climate crisis is the defining event of our time, and perhaps of the entire span of human civilization. As the globe continues to heat due to anthropogenic climate change, we will experience more extreme weather events, disruptions to our infrastructures and lives, human displacement and strains on society, governance and security. We will also witness increasing harms to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, including species migration and extinction.  The geographic dimension of these events and impacts will not be uniform, and will depend on factors such as geography, demographics, resources and societal organization, with people of color and disadvantaged communities bearing the largest burdens.   CaGIS and UCGIS invite you to join us in discussing how GIScience, cartography, and related disciplines can help mitigate the impacts of our changing climate and lead to a more sustainable future.

Details, including registration links can be found on the CaGIS website.

Call for Participation

GIS&T Body of Knowledge

The Geographic Information Science & Technologies Body of Knowledge (BoK) is onlineNew topics are added regularly, and original ones are being revised and expanded. The Editorial Team is always looking for authors and reviewers. Contribute to this global effort for an open, current, and vibrant collection of knowledge for our discipline.  You can find a color-coded 2-page overview of all topics here (last updated February 2023)

The two topics published during the 4th Quarter of 2022 were:

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TRELIS 2022 Held in New York

In June 2022, the TRELIS project, Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM-Geospatial Sciences, held its fourth workshop at the Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. The TRELIS Fellows participated in a workshop designed to target topics and concerns of early-career individuals and focus on envisioning and crafting leadership pathways. This year, on the final day of the workshop, an All TRELIS event included members from the 2018, 2019, and 2020-21 cohorts. Afterwards, the TRELIS Fellows continued their professional development exchanges during the UCGIS Symposium at Syracuse University.  

TRELIS is managed by a leadership team from the University of Maine, San José State University, the University of Colorado, the University of Southern California, Arizona State University, Tableau Software, and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). It is supported with generous funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant #1660400). For more information, contact Kate Beard, TRELIS PI, at the University of Maine or look for resources at