new Waldo Tobler GIScience Prize

The Waldo Tobler GIScience Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) has been created by the ÖAW Commission for GIScience to encourage scientific advancement in the disciplines of Geoinformatics and/or Geographic Information Science.  Full information is available here –

Call for participation - NSF Workshops on Advancing Movement and Mobility Science

NSF Workshops on Advancing Movement and Mobility Science by Bridging Research on Human Mobility and Animal Movement Ecology
Recent years have witnessed the emergence of interdisciplinary scientific communities focusing on moving objects, motivated by technological advances in location-aware technologies for moving objects data (MOD) collection. In response to these challenges and opportunities, interdisciplinary...

Save the Date - Symposium 2017 Announced

The UCGIS Board of Directors is pleased to share that our 2017 Symposium will be held Tuesday May 23 - Thursday May 25, 2017, at the Hyatt Arlington, just outside of Washington DC.  Save those dates!  And stay tuned for more announcements about this exciting event soon! 

Call for Submissions - ICC 2017

Call for abstracts and paper submissions to ICC 2017.


Abstracts and full papers for review for presentation at ICC 2017 are now being accepted. To begin your submission click here.


The world of cartography and GIS comes to Washington, DC, July 2 to 7, 2017...

Symposium 2016, just two weeks away!

Our annual Symposium is less than two weeks away!  Registration is still possible and a few workshop slots remain. Find information here on ground...

UCGIS Awards its 2016 Education Prize to Diana Sinton

UCGIS is pleased to announce that Diana S. Sinton will receive its 2016 Education Award.
Dr. Sinton has made extraordinary contributions to GIScience education in three key areas: connecting GIScience, cognitive science, and the learning sciences; promoting GIS across multiple curricula and disciplines; and developing GIS as an integrating technology linking curricula, infrastructure, and administration.
As the GIS...

Nina Lam Awarded Inaugural Mentoring Award

Dr. Nina Lam, Professor and E. L. Abraham Distinguished Professor of Louisiana Environmental Studies in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Louisiana State University, has been selected to receive the inaugural 2016 Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award. Dr. Lam has supervised 17 PhD and 25 Masters students, and has served on more than 300 student committees as co-advisor, minor professor or committee member across The Ohio State University...

2016 UCGIS Research Prize Goes to Serge Rey

UCGIS is pleased to announce that Dr. Sergio Rey, a Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning at Arizona State University, will receive its 2016 Research Award. In addition to having made substantial contributions to the methodology of spatial econometrics and inter-regional modeling, and having advanced the understanding of regional income dynamics, Professor Rey has emerged as a leader in the movement to develop...

Lam and Peuquet to be Honored as UCGIS Fellows

UCGIS will be awarding Fellow status to Dr. Nina Lam and Dr. Donna J. Peuquet at its upcoming May 2016 Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Fellows are individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of geographic information science education and research.  


A Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University, Dr. Nina Lam has made significant contributions to the field of GIScience with research in...

2016 Pre-Symposium Workshops

UCGIS will be offering six different Pre-Symposium Workshops on Monday, May 23, 2016, at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona.  These half- and full-day events are super opportunities for professional development, and what better deal than to spend time with your colleagues while you learn from your peers’ expertise!  Attendance is free for anyone from a UCGIS member institution also attending the...