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...

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