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CalGIS 2019 Workshop and Presentation Proposals Invited

Published Monday, November 5, 2018

The California URISA Chapters and the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) are pleased to invite workshop and presentation proposals for CalGIS 2019, the milestone 25th annual event which will take place April 8-10 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Fresno, California.

The CalGIS 2019 educational program is developed through a peer review of submissions received. 

Workshop Proposals: Full-day and half-day workshops are invited at all levels of expertise, from beginner to expert.  Learning objectives and takeaways are important components of proposals, along with a course outline, any pre-requisites or knowledge required, and instructor biographies. Some suggested workshop topics include:

  • Transportation Mapping Technology
  • Data Quality Management/Metadata/Best Practices
  • Leadership and Management
  • Professional Development & Certification
  • Open Source Geospatial Applications
  • Sharing Data and Maps on the Web
  • ArcGIS Applications
  • Imagery: Use of UAVs/Drones
  • URISA Certified Workshops
  • Other topics of interest to the community

Workshop proposals are due on or before December 3, 2018

Presentation Proposals: The educational program is developed by reviewing submissions received through the Call for Presentations. The 2019  Planning Committee welcomes the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, mini-workshops, and panel discussions.  We welcome topics of interest at all levels, from beginner to expert.  All proposals received will be reviewed and considered for the program. A list of suggested topics is included below to generate ideas. 

  • Transportation GIS including transit, bicycle and pedestrian, safety, autonomous vehicles, multi-modal safety and vision zero, transportation network companies
  • Open Source Development
  • Geospatial Technology for Agriculture, including Cannabis
  • GIS for Environmental and Social Justice
  • GIS Leadership, Management, and Human Resources
  • Geospatial Data Standards, Governance, and Curation
  • GIS for Research
  • GIS for Emergency and Incident Response
  • GIS Supporting Health & Human Services
  • GIS for Water Planning, Management & Sustainability
  • Data Sharing & Web Development
  • Solutions for Small Jurisdictions
  • Next Generation 911
  • Mobile & Cloud Solutions
  • Data Collection and Safety in the Field
  • Innovations/Outside the Box Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence/Big Data in GIS
  • Imagery: Use of UAVs/Drones
  • The Geography part of GIS
  • Everything else ...

Presentation proposals are due on or before January 9, 2019. 

Complete details and online submission forms are posted online: https://www.urisa.org/calgis-call 

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