UCGIS Awards

The UCGIS Awards Program identifies and honors members of our geospatial community who have extraordinary records of accomplishments, including service to the mission of UCGIS. Thus, they have demonstrated exemplary competence to:

  • Advance research in the field of Geographic Information Science;
  • Expand and strengthen Geographic Information Science education;
  • Advocate policies for the promotion of the ethical use of and access to geographic information technologies; and,
  • Build scholarly communities and networks to foster multi-disciplinary GIS research and education.  


For more information, please see the guidelines for the 2016 Education AwardResearch Award, and Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award.  Winner for 2016 will be honored at the May Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award

Nina Lam