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...

Call for Nominations - UCGIS Research Award

UCGIS invites nominations for its 2015 Research Award. This award is given to the creator(s) of a particularly outstanding research contribution to geographic information science. The deadline  for making nominations is February 1, 2015.  For more information, please see here

Call for Nominations - UCGIS Education Award

UCGIS invites nominations for its 2015 Education Award.  The award recognizes a career of professional contributions of both national and international significance to GIScience education.  The deadline for making nominations is February 1, 2015.  For more information, please see here.

West Virginia's Greg Elmes on GIS and Crime

Gregory Elmes, professor of Geography at West Virginia and former UCGIS President, talks with Directions Magazine about the evolving role of geospatial analyses to understand criminal activity. 

CfP: GIScience Research Sessions, Esri UC

Call for Presentations:
Special GIScience Research Sessions
Esri International Users Conference
20-24 July, 2015
San Diego, California
Esri invites you to present a peer-reviewed paper in a series of special joint GIScience Research Sessions for the 2015 Esri International Users...

AGILE 2015: Call for Papers

18th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science: “Geographic information Science as an enabler of smarter cities and communities

9-12 June 2015

Lisboa, Portugal


UCGIS Fellow Jerry Dobson on Jobs as Geographers

Jerry Dobson, President of the American Geographical Society (AGS), UCGIS Fellow, and Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas, writes about the persistent mis-match between demand for geographers and their skills, and the public perception of what geography is and what geographers do. See his recent AGS article here

UCGIS 2015 Symposium Announced

Our 2015 Symposium will be held from Thursday May 28 through Saturday May 30 at the Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Pre-Symposium Workshops will take place on Wednesday May 27. Save the dates!