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Curious about CalGIS 2018? It will be presented in partnership with URISA's GIS-Pro: October 9-12, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA!

Main GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 Event Page

Call for Presentation Proposals - submissions due March 5

Looking for information about CalGIS 2017? It took place May 22-24 in Oakland. Click here.

CalGIS 2016 Online Conference Program - check out what you missed!

Conference Hosts:

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
BayGeo/BAAMA - Chapter of URISA
California Geographic Information Association (CGIA)

2016 CalGIS highlights:

We were especially pleased to welcome our conference keynote speakers:

Welcome and Opening Keynote Speaker: Clint Brown, Director of Product Engineering, Esri
The Human Era of GIS:  Ten years ago, as people everywhere on the planet began to use and be amazed by Google Maps, and other web mapping tools, we all became GIS users.  The recent implementation of Web GIS and social computing are creating exciting, new opportunities to move beyond our traditional, highly technical application of GIS. We are on the verge of big changes —for who will be engaged by GIS and how it can be used by virtually everyone. We are entering the Human Era of GIS. This is an important story about where GIS has been and where we are headed. As practitioners, how will be transform our dialog and communications about our work to make GIS more broadly accessible by an ever-expanding community of new users.

Closing Keynote Speaker: Benjamin Tuttle, PhD, Geographer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Delivering GEOINT in the Open: Over the last year the NGA has strived to be the first transparent intelligence agency. As such it looks to deliver GEOINT to all users when, where, and in the format needed. This new architecture is a hybrid of proprietary and open technology. In addition to proprietary and custom software and government data It is also deeply dependent on a broad swath of open source software, open standards, and open data. This talk will cover the road to this new system of GEOINT Services.

Student Competition 

Congratulations to the 2016 Student Competition prize winners: Teresa Hodges, Kari Palm and Thomas Crimmel

Exhibits and Conference Sponsorship

The exhibit hall sold out again this year! Thanks to all of the generous sponsors and exhibitors for supporting CalGIS 2016!

Gold Sponsor 

Silver Sponsors

  • Hexagon Imagery Program
  • Dudek
  • CycloMedia Technology
2016 participating exhibitors:
  • Allen Instruments and Supplies
  • California State University Long Beach
  • California Surveying and Draft Supply
  • Cartegraph
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • CycloMedia Technology
  • David Evans & Associates, Inc
  • Davis Demographics & Planning, Inc
  • Dudek
  • Esri
  • Harris Corporation
  • Hexagon Geospatial
  • Hexagon Imagery Program
  • Infogroup
  • Interwest Consulting Group
  • Latitude Geographics
  • Michael Baker International
  • Open Spatial
  • Psomas
  • QlikMaps
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Source Graphics
  • Terranodo LLC
  • University of California Riverside
  • University of Redlands
  • USA Imaging, Inc
  • VESTRA Resources, Inc.

Recent events:

2016 - Anaheim, California (Program)

2015 - Sacramento, California (Program)

2014 - Monterey, California (Program)

2013 - Long Beach, California (Program)

2012 - Sacramento, California (Program)

2011 - Fresno, California (Program)

2010 - Huntington Beach, California (Program)

2009 - Sacramento, California (Program)

2008 - Modesto, California

2007 - Oakland, California

2006 - Santa Barbara, California

2005 - Bakersfield, California

2004 - San Jose, California 

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