Save the dates! The 2016 UCGIS Symposium will be held Tuesday May 24 - Thursday May 26, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona!  Our 2016 focus will be on the GIScience research challenges and strategies of today. Join us as we enjoy the Hotel Valley Ho, a marvelous iconic venue that's been updated with all modern and luxurious amenities. Near the Old Town of Scottsdale. Pre-Symposium workshops will take place on Monday May 23. Registration is now open, and early-bird rates are in effect until Friday March 18. 

Job Postings

GIS Programmer (Research Associate) West Virginia University
Assistant Professor, Geographic... University of Hawaii at Manoa
Spring 2016 Full-Time Non-Tenure-... University of Southern California
Tenure Track, Structural... The Ohio State University
Lecturer, Geographic Information... University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant Professor, Data... The Ohio State University

UCGIS Awards

2015 Research
2015 Education
2015 Student
Richard Church
2014 Research


UCGIS invites proposals for pre-Symposium workshops, to take place on Monday May 23, 2016 at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is the day prior to our May 24-26 Symposium.
At our workshops, participants have the opportunity to address specific technical and/or thematic topics, with an emphasis on exchange of ideas and professional development.  We...

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