Georgia URISA Named Outstanding Chapter of the Year

GAURISA's third time receiving the honor since 1995!

URISA Leaders Recognized at GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015

Recipients were recognized during the conference awards breakfast for their volunteer contributions to URISA.


GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

February 22 - 25, 2016

URISA Leadership Academy

August 1 - 5, 2016

CalGIS 2016: 22nd Annual California GIS Conference

CalGIS 2016: 22nd Annual California GIS Conference
May 10-12, 2016

Anaheim, California 

The URISA chapters in California  and the California Geographic Information Association, come together every year to present the CalGIS Conference.

Southern California Chapter of URISA
Northern California Chapter of URISA 
Central California Chapter of URISA
BAAMA - Bay Area Automated Mapping Association
California Geographic Information Association (CGIA)

Call for Presentation Proposals

Abstract submissions are due by January 15, 2016

The conference is developed from abstract submissions received through the Call for Presentation Proposals. CalGIS provides a wonderful GIS opportunity to learn, share and interact with your colleagues from across the state!

Participation may be in a variety of formats including:

  1. Map gallery – Have you developed some beautiful maps? Share them with your colleagues in the map gallery!
  2. Poster presentation – Poster presentations allow you to share your work with colleagues in a visual format in a leisurely setting. Posters may incorporate any combination of descriptive text, graphics and maps.
  3. Lightning Talk – These are very brief presentations (5 minutes max – you will be timed!) which highlight an essential element of your work with GIS. Fun and often irreverent.
  4. Traditional Presentation – If you prefer a more traditional approach, present your GIS applications, developments, tips and tricks in a longer format talk (typically 20-25 minutes).
  5. Panel Discussion – If you have a group of people you’d like to have present together around a topic or theme, there are opportunities to organize a moderated panel presentation and discussion.
  6. Not sure? – Let us know what you’d like to share and we will try to find the best opportunity for you to participate! We are always looking for innovative ways to share with our attendees.

Why you should submit a presentation?
While everyone working in GIS or spatial data and analysis will benefit by attending CalGIS, it’s even better when you share your experiences and applications by presenting. The past few years have seen great CalGIS conferences. Attendees and vendors have told the conference committee how valuable they have found the conference content.

So why you should present your work and thoughts at the conference?

  • You work hard, get a little recognition. Your peers appreciate your efforts.
  • You do things that others do and they can learn from you.
  • You do things no one else does and your unique perspective can contribute to others.
  • Others hear about your work and can help you. This isn’t a one way street.
  • You can contribute to our field. Your presence and ideas make us all richer.
  • You can make connections. We have seen presenters make new contacts, find new data and tools to help them in their work and even be offered jobs due to their presentations.
  • Your work is much more interesting than you give yourself credit for. Share and see your work through new eyes.

Abstract Submissions are due on or before January 15, 2016.


  • All accepted presenters must register and pay the standard conference registration fee. 
  • Presentations that market specific products and services are not acceptable at the conference. Exhibiting/sponsoring opportunities to promote your company's products and services will be abundant at the conference. 

Submit your presentation proposal today via this online form.

Registration and Venue

Those individuals who are members of one or more California URISA Chapters and /or the CGIA and reside locally or have a reservation at the conference hotel receive the best registration rates. This long-standing policy, common among associations, ensures the contractual obligations of the association with the hotel and encourages optimal networking among the attendees.  

Full registration includes access to educational sessions, keynote addresses, the CalGIS 2016 Exhibition, one hosted lunch, coffee breaks and a networking reception. Pre-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration fee. Class size is limited and an additional fee may be required.

As soon as the pre-conference workshops are confirmed, registration will open. In the meantime, please review the registration fee table (except for workshops).


Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort: The conference will take place at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort (1855 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim CA 92802) steps from the Anaheim Gardenwalk and the Disneyland Resort. The discounted conference rate is $149 single/double. Rooms reserved under the CalGIS conference block include complimentary in-room internet access (normally an additional fee). The group rate is available until April 18 or until the room block sells out (whichever comes first).

Exhibits and Conference Sponsorship

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities suit a wide range of budgets. Reserve your sponsorship right away as space is limited. Discounts available until February 1st!

Note that the exhibit hall sold out in 2015. 

2015 Conference Gold Sponsor

 2015 participating exhibitors:

AMS Consulting
Blue Marble Geographics
CAD Masters, Inc
California Surveying and Drafting Supply, Inc
CycloMedia Technology
Data Transfer Solutions LLC
David Evans and Associates, Inc
DT Research
GeoTerra, Inc
GeoWing Mapping, Inc
Hexagon Geospatial
Interwest Consulting Group
Latitude Geographics
Open Spatial
Quantum Spatial, Inc
RBF/Michael Baker International
University of California Riverside Extension
USA Imaging, Inc

Recent events:

2015 - Sacramento, California (View program to see what you missed.)

2014 - Monterey, California (View program to see what you missed.)

2013 - Long Beach, California (View program to see what you missed.)

2012 - Sacramento, California

2011 - Fresno, California

2010 - Huntington Beach, California

2009 - Sacramento, California

2008 - Modesto, California

2007 - Oakland, California

2006 - Santa Barbara, California

2005 - Bakersfield, California

2004 - San Jose, California 



Blue Marble
eGIS Associates, Inc.
GeoTech Vision
Hexagon Geospatial
North West Geomatics
Open Spatial
Planning Communities
Sani-International Technology Advisors
TGA inc.
Thomson Reuters