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Program details announced; registration opens and exhibit discounts until June 15. Excellent Value – Important Education – Unmatched Connections

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Top five finalists to receive all-expense paid trip to GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 in Spokane this October.

URISA's GISCorps Volunteers Respond to Typhoon Pam

Twenty-two GISCorps volunteers responded to the call for Typhoon Pam, which devastated the island nation of Vanuatu on March 13, 2015.

CalGIS 2015: 21st Annual California GIS Conference

June 1-3, 2015



Registration & Venue

Exhibits & Sponsorship

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Every year, the URISA chapters in California  and the California Geographic Information Association, come together 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)

Make plans to join the California GIS Community in Sacramento this June for the 21st Annual California GIS Conference!

Conference Schedule

Review these not-to-miss program details: CalGIS 2015 Conference Program

Monday, June 1, 2015: Pre-conference workshops and meetings; evening networking event.
Workshops are not included in the conference registration fee. Class size is limited and an additional fee is required.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015: Opening Keynote Address (Code for America);breakout sessions; exhibits; networking reception

Wednesday, June 3, 2015: Meetings, breakout sessions; exhibits; poster session; Closing Keynote Address (MapTime)

Call for Participation: What have you been working on that you would like to share with your GIS colleagues and peers in California? Tips & tricks, research, success stories or cautionary tales? The deadline to submit an abstract has passed (February 2), However, late submissions are always considered. Submit your proposal online:  (submit via the online abstract submission form)

Registration and Venue

Registration Fee Schedule: Members of a California URISA Chapter and/or the CGIA may take advantage of discounted member rates. Registration includes access to educational sessions, keynote addresses, the CalGIS 2015 Exhibition, one hosted lunch, coffee breaks and a networking reception.

You must register separately for preconference training/workshops. Note that some may require an additional fee:

  • Monday, June 1 • 8:00am - 5:00pm - Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Sponsored by the Pacific Southwest Region, ASPRS  - Fee: $150 (maximum enrollment, 30)
  • Monday, June 1 • 8:30am - 5:00pm - Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation - Sponsored by URISA - Fee: $150 (maximum enrollment, 30)
  • Monday, June 1 • 8:30am - 5:00pm- QGIS - Sponsored by OSGEO - Fee: $75 (maximum enrollment, 30)
  • Monday, June 1 • 8:30am - 12:00pm -  Making Maps for the Web - Sponsored by Esri  - Free: (limited enrollment)
  • Monday, June 1 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm -  Getting More out of Web Mapping - Sponsored by Esri  - Free:  (limited enrollment)
  • Monday, June 1 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm (At Esri office in downtown Sacramento) 3D Mapping in the ArcGIS Platform Free: (limited enrollment)

Conference Fee (until May 29): $100 student/$300 member/$330 nonmember

Onsite Rate (at the conference): $125 student/$325 member/$355 nonmember

Downloadable Registration Form

Online Registration

Sheraton Grand Hotel:

The conference will take place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street (13th & J) in downtown Sacramento. The discounted conference rate is $145 single/double with a limited number of government rate rooms. Rooms reserved under the CalGIS conference block include complimentary in-room internet access (normally an additional fee).

Room reservations can be made by calling the Sheraton's Central Reservations Line at 1-800-325-3535. Be sure to request the CalGIS/URISA conference rate, which will be available until the rooms are filled or until May 15 (whichever comes first).

Online reservations form

Online government per diem reservation form (for those who qualify)

Exhibits and Conference Sponsorship

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities suit a wide range of budgets. Reserve your sponsorship right away as space is limited. 

CalGIS Sponsor Prospectus  - Sold Out!

2015 Conference Gold Sponsor

 Exhibit Booths Reserved:

Open Spatial: Booth 100
David Evans and Associates, Inc: Booth 101
GeoWing Mapping, Inc: Booth 102
California Surveying and Drafting Supply, Inc: Booth 103
GeoTerra, Inc: Booth 104
AMS Consulting: Booth 105
Dudek: Booth 106
VESTRA Resources, Inc: Booth 107
CycloMedia Technology: Booth 108
CAD Masters, Inc: Booth 109
LHNav, LLC: Booth 110
Esri: Booth 200/202
USA Imaging, Inc: Booth 201
Psomas: Booth 203
GISi: Booth 204
University of California Riverside Extension: Booth 205
RBF/Michael Baker International: Booth 206
Latitude Geographics: Booth 207
Blue Marble Geographics: Booth 208
Data Transfer Solutions LLC: Booth 209

Recent events:

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

2014 CalGIS Webinars

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
Connected Nation
eGIS Associates, Inc.
Geo Planning Services
GeoTech Vision
Hexagon Geospatial
Open Spatial
Planning Communities
Sani-International Technology Advisors
Spatial Focus
TGA inc.
Thomson Reuters
Valtus Imagery Services