UCGIS 2014 Symposium

May 19-21, 2014
Pasadena, California

Setting the Agenda: Research and Education for Today and Tomorrow. Join us at the 2014 UCGIS Symposium to advance our knowledge in GIScience research and education. During this activity-filled event, the UCGIS research program will profile original contributions that emphasize the role of place and space in GIScience research and education – including data models, visualization, challenges of big data (and little data), geo privacy, free and open source technologies and standards, and ethical challenges in geospatial data collection, use, and analysis.  Participants will also engage directly in the collaborative process of updating the original 2006 UCGIS Body of Knowledge. Contribute your ideas for new content, new platforms for interaction and discovery, and new approaches to revising.

For more information, contact the program organizer, Sarah Battersby <battersby@mailbox.sc.edu> or visit the Symposium site.


Job Postings

Post-doctoral Associate, Terra... University of Minnesota
Assoc/Full Prof. and Director of... University of Connecticut
Assistant Professor, Environmental... Appalachian State University
Assistant Professor –... Georgia Institute of Technology
Assistant or Associate Professor... San Diego State University
Assistant Professor, GIScience University of Wyoming

UCGIS Awards

2013 Education
Luc Anselin
2013 Research
2012 Research
2012 Education


Richard Church, currently Professor of Geography and Associate Dean of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been selected for the 2014 UCGIS Research Award. He is a leading figure in scientific efforts to use and integrate spatial analytical methods with GIS. He has made seminal and sustained academic contributions to GIS, location analysis and modeling,...

UCGIS will be awarding Fellow status to three individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of geographic information science education and research.  At its upcoming May 2014 Symposium in Pasadena, California, UCGIS will honor Mr. Scott Morehouse, Dr. Hanan Samet, and Dr. John Wilson.
The lead software architect at Esri, Scott Morehouse has had a profound effect on the field of GIScience by having applied...

UCGIS will be offering four different workshops immediately prior to our 2014 Symposium in Pasadena, California. The workshops will take place on Sunday, May 18th, from 1-5pm, at the Pasadena Hilton.  Registration is FREE for anyone affiliated with one of our member institutions and who is also attending the Symposium.  Anyone else can...

Roger Tomlinson passed away on February 9, 2014. The contributions he made to the field of GIScience over his long career were substantial and significant, and UCGIS recognized Dr. Tomlinson as a Fellow in 2013. He will be much missed, and we have shared a remembrance of...