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...

UCGIS Calls for Student Research Presentations, Lightning Talks

UCGIS invites graduate students to submit abstracts for its Graduate Student Research Competition at this year’s Symposium. The Symposium provides graduate students with a supportive forum to present their research results, network with the...

Symposium Registration Now Open

Make plans now to attend the 2015 UCGIS Symposium from May 28-30 in Alexandria, Virginia! We'll be celebrating our 20th Anniversary and have many exciting events planned. Find all information on our Symposium webpage, including a link to registration

Final Call for Nominations: CaGIS Distinguished Career Award

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Career Award. This award is intended to honor the accomplishments of senior professionals who have contributed substantially to the advancements of the fields of cartography, GIS or GIScience, or the interface between cartography and GIScience. While the nominee does not need to be a CaGIS member, a CaGIS...

Second Call for UCGIS pre-Symposium Workshops


Submit a proposal to offer a workshop prior to the UCGIS 2015 Symposium!  Join us May 28-30 as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of UCGIS.  Workshops will take place on Wednesday May 27.   For all information, please see here


Webinar: De-Mystify World of Geospatial Credentials

On Wednesday January 14, UCGIS hosts a webinar about geospatial credentials, certificates, and accreditation.  From the perspective of a learning pathway, what are your choices?  Watch this very brief introductory video, and pre-register for the webinar itself.  

Call for Early-Career Scholars Institute in GIScience

The summer of 2015 marks the twenty-year anniversary of the International Early-Career Scholars Institutes in GIScience. The organizers and participants in those previous Institutes in co-sponsorship with the Vespucci Initiative invite a new generation of early-career GIScience scholars to with join us to explore Advancing Geographic Information Science: The Past and Next Twenty Years.
A maximum of 25 early-...

Update Report: Body of Knowedge 2.0 Project

UCGIS has released a status report on the GIS&T Body of Knowledge 2.0 Project.  Authored by John Wilson, this report details the information from surveyed data collected during 2014. 

Call for Workshop Proposals - Symposium 2015

The UCGIS 2015 Symposium Program Committee invites proposals for pre-symposium workshops prior to the upcoming 2015 Symposium. The workshops/working groups will be either half-day activities (1-5pm) or full-day activities (9am - 5pm) on Wednesday May 27, 2015.  The pre-symposium workshops should provide an intensive setting where participants will have the opportunity to address specific technical and thematic topics with an emphasis on...