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

Senior Science Advisor for the... US Geological Survey
Assistant Professor Cartography/GIS California State University, Chico
Faculty, Geospatial Analytics Claremont Graduate University
Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, MS GIS... University of Redlands
Post-doctoral Associate, Terra... University of Minnesota
Assoc/Full Prof. and Director of... University of Connecticut

UCGIS Awards

Richard Church
2014 Research
Timothy Nyerges
2014 Service
2014 Service
2013 Education


UCGIS is pleased to announce its inaugural Service Award. The UCGIS Service Award recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the growth, development and ongoing success of the organization.

For the first Service Award, the UCGIS Board of Directors has chosen in 2014 to recognize two individuals, Dr. Timothy Nyerges and Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian, who have both provided vital and sustained contributions to the success...

We are pleased to announce the results of our 2014-15 Elections to the Board of Directors. Elizabeth Wentz will become President-Elect and Fang Ren and Daniel Goldberg will each begin 3-year terms as members of the Board of Directors. These individuals will join a vibrant team of UCGIS leadership, including Steve Prager (University of Wyoming), who has assumed the role of President, and Laxmi Ramasubramanian (Hunter College), who transitioned...

With great sadness, we share the news that Carolyn Merry, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University, died Tuesday June 3, 2014, in a car accident. She was 63 years old. 

Dr. Merry retired in May 2013 after 25 years of distinguished service at Ohio State. She began her career with the College of Engineering in the fall of 1988 as an assistant...

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,...