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CalGIS 2019 in Fresno

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

CalGIS 2019 will be the milestone 25th annual event. It will take place at the DoubleTree Hilton in Fresno, California and will feature pre-event workshops and training, keynote speakers, an abundance of breakout sessions, and a busy exhibit hall! 

Call for Presentation Proposals:   

Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities:

Registration & Venue:

  • Take advantage of Early Bird Discounts. Register by February 15.

Scroll down for the preliminary event schedule, workshop opportunities, registration and venue information!


Preliminary Event Schedule

Monday, April 8, 2019

  • Workshops (one full or half-day workshop is included with full registration):

#1 Full-Day Workshop (8:30 AM-5:00 PM): Water, Irrigation, Regulation, and Agriculture – Addressing Problems and Finding Solutions with GIS
Coordinator: Jeff Orton, GISP, Director GIS, Wonderful Citrus, Delano, CA

#2 Half-Day Workshop (8:30 AM-12:00 Noon): Addressing: A Practical Guide
Jeff Ledbetter, GISP, ENP, PMP, Public Safety GIS Expert, Michael Baker International, San Diego, CA

#3 Half-Day Workshop (8:30 AM-12:00 Noon): Get Out…with your GIS! Field Operations with ArcGIS Apps Workshop
Jason Latoski, GISP and Dan Henderson, GISP, PMP, Esri, Sacramento, CA

#4 Half-Day Workshop (1:00-5:00 PM): Unlock Your Organization’s Data with ArcGIS Hub!
Jason Latoski, GISP and Dan Henderson, GISP, PMP, Esri, Sacramento, CA

#5 Half-Day Workshop (1:00-5:00 PM): Open Street Map - Let's Peel Back the OSM Layers
Marshall Ballard, GISP, Transportation Informatics Architect, Fehr & Peers, San Jose, CA

Download workshop descriptions, objectives and requirements for more information.

  • Optional Tour (TBD)
  • Informal Evening Networking

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • Opening Keynote Address
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Hosted Lunch & CGIA Awards
  • Exhibits
  • Informal Evening Networking

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  • Breakout Sessions
  • Hosted Lunch
  • Exhibits
  • Closing Keynote Address

Registration & Venue - Early bird registration discounts until February 15

Registration options will range from single day to full conference, with substantial discounts for full-time students, young professionals and members of CGIA or California URISA Chapters. 

NEW THIS YEAR! Full registration includes attendance at one full or half-day workshop on Monday, April 8, 2019 (normally an additional fee). Don't miss the opportunity for comprehensive education and training. Full Registration also includes access to the exhibition, all educational sessions, proceedings, networking events, luncheon, and vendor educational sessions.

On-line Registration

Fillable registration form (please use Firefox as your browser ) 

Venue: DoubleTree Hilton in Fresno, California
Events will take place at the Doubletree Hilton (2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, California, 93721), the largest full-service hotel in the Central Valley, located in the heart of California, just off of Highways 41 and 99. 

The venue offers easy access to Fresno Yosemite International Airport (a complimentary airport shuttle is available for registered guests), Fresno State University and shopping, dining and entertainment options in the Tower District. The full-service Fresno hotel is within driving distance of Kings Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park. 

CalGIS negotiated an affordable $139 single/double hotel room rate (with complimentary wifi access) at the hotel for CalGIS attendees. The group rate will be available until March 24 or until the room block is depleted. 

A limited number of government per-diem rooms are available. For State and Federal employees who wish to reserve a sleeping room at the per-diem rate, email Pat Francis with your arrival and departure date ASAP. Include CalGIS Government Room in the subject. Upon check-in, you must present a work ID and credit card for payment of your stay.

Make your reservations via this online link 


About Fresno

Fresno is a city in California's San Joaquin Valley. Created in the early 1900s, Forestiere Underground Gardens consists of Roman-catacombs-inspired subterranean passages and courtyards. Fresno Chaffee Zoo has sea lions and a stingray touch pool. Sprawling, trail-lined Woodward Park is home to the Shinzen Japanese Garden. The city is a base for Yosemite National Park, with its waterfalls and giant rock formations. Start planning your visit today! 


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

2018 - Palm Springs, California (in partnership with GIS-Pro 2018 - click here) - Program

2017 - Oakland, California (Click here)

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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