Call for Submissions: Research Grand Challenges

It has been 10 years since UCGIS published the benchmark book A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science (Eds. McMaster and Usery, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2005). Since that time geospatial technologies have grown dramatically in both sophistication and use, and throughout society and across academia.  UCGIS is starting a new Research Challenges initiative to bring the Geographic Information Science research agenda into...

Calls for Nominations for UCGIS Education, Research, and Mentoring Awards

UCGIS is pleased to announce calls for nominations for its long-standing 2016 Education (pdf) and Research (pdf) Awards.  In addition, this year...

2015-16 Webinar Registration Now Available

UCGIS has announced its Webinars for Fall 2015. Check out the lineup here, and stay tuned for more additions.  

UCGIS partners with the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy

UCGIS has coordinated with the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy to offer faculty, staff and students at UCGIS institutions a discount on the Centre’s weekly update of links to important legal and policy developments from around the world that will have an impact on the geospatial community. The Spatial Law and Policy is useful for both conducting lessons as well as conducting research...

Shaowen Wang is new UCGIS President-Elect

Join us in welcoming Shaowen Wang, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as our new President-Elect.  Shaowen joins the leadership group of President Libby Wentz (Arizona State University) and Past-President Steve Prager (University of Wyoming). Shaowen's term as President will begin at our 2016 Symposium. 

Candidates for President-Elect and Board of Directors

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...
Shekhar Selected for 2015 Education Award

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...

Miller Receives 2015 Research Award

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...

Deadlines Extended for Submitting Lightning Talks and Student Presentations

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.   

Nyerges Selected as UCGIS Fellow

UCGIS will be awarding Fellow status to Dr. Timothy Nyerges at its upcoming May 2015 Symposium in Alexandria, Virginia.  Fellows are individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of geographic information science education and research. 
Dr. Nyerges, a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington in Seattle, is best known for his work in participatory geographic information systems...