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!

Two Share Inaugural UCGIS Service Award

UCGIS is pleased to announce its inaugural Service Award. The UCGIS Service Award recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the growth, development and ongoing success of the organization.

For the first Service Award, the UCGIS Board of Directors has chosen in 2014 to recognize two individuals, Dr. Timothy Nyerges and Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian, who have both provided vital and sustained contributions to the success...

UCGIS Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of our 2014-15 Elections to the Board of Directors. Elizabeth Wentz will become President-Elect and Fang Ren and Daniel Goldberg will each begin 3-year terms as members of the Board of Directors. These individuals will join a vibrant team of UCGIS leadership, including Steve Prager (University of Wyoming), who has assumed the role of President, and Laxmi Ramasubramanian (Hunter College), who transitioned...

Carolyn Merry, former UCGIS President

With great sadness, we share the news that Carolyn Merry, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University, died Tuesday June 3, 2014, in a car accident. She was 63 years old. 

Dr. Merry retired in May 2013 after 25 years of distinguished service at Ohio State. She began her career with the College of Engineering in the fall of 1988 as an assistant...

Richard Church chosen as recipient of 2014 Research Award

Richard Church, currently Professor of Geography and Associate Dean of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been selected for the 2014 UCGIS Research Award. He is a leading figure in scientific efforts to use and integrate spatial analytical methods with GIS. He has made seminal and sustained academic contributions to GIS, location analysis and modeling,...

Three New Fellows Recognized

UCGIS will be awarding Fellow status to three individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of geographic information science education and research.  At its upcoming May 2014 Symposium in Pasadena, California, UCGIS will honor Mr. Scott Morehouse, Dr. Hanan Samet, and Dr. John Wilson.
The lead software architect at Esri, Scott Morehouse has had a profound effect on the field of GIScience by having applied...