UCGIS is celebrating its 20th Anniversary!  Join us for our 2015 SymposiumMay 28-30 in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, as we focus on GIScience: Knowledge to Action.  Prominent and exciting speakers, informative sessions on critical issues in GIScience, and the best opportunity for collegial networking, with fellow GIS academics and researchers, that you could find anywhere.  Review the schedule, check out the speakers, consider taking a workshop, and see what we've set up for optional, after-hours fields trips.  Find all details including registration, here.  See you in May!  

Job Postings

Director of Geoinformatics Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Lecturer in Quantitative Geography University of Leicester
Visiting Assistant Professor,... James Madison University
Instructor, Geographic Information... University of Colorado
Assistant/Associate Research... Drexel University
GIS Project Specialist University of Southern California

UCGIS Awards

2015 Research
2015 Education
Richard Church
2014 Research
Timothy Nyerges
2014 Service


UCGIS is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for our upcoming elections. Their brief bios and statements can be found at our candidates’ webpage.

  • President-Elect: Jane Read (Syracuse University) and Shaowen Wang (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  • Board of Directors (2 to be elected...

UCGIS is pleased to announce that Dr. Shashi Shekhar, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, has been selected to receive its 2015 Education Award. Professor Shekhar received this award for his myriad contributions to GI science education over the past twenty years.
Both the Education and Research Awards will be distributed...

UCGIS is pleased to announce that Dr. Harvey Miller, the Bob and Mary Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science and Professor of Geography at The Ohio State University, has been singled out for recognition as the recipient of its 2015 Research Award.  Dr. Miller has been a pioneer in research related to space-time GIScience.  
Both the...

The deadline for submitting an abstract for a lightning talk, and for student research presentations, has been extended to Sunday, March 22, 2015.  All decisions will be announced by Friday, March 27.