Several GIS organizations from the region are coming together to plan a GIS conference that spans borders and encourages collaboration and collective learning. The Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference, UMGEOCON, will take place at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, May 25-26, 2016.
The aim of the event is to bring together mid-level, career-minded GIS professionals who are interested in broadening their GIS knowledge and community. Exploring emerging trends and technologies, as well as cooperative peer-to-peer learning will be the program focus.
With a combined current membership of greater than 2,500 GIS professionals, the organizations that have come together to create UMGEOCON are the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing – Western Great Lakes Region, Geospatial Information and Technology Association, Iowa Geographic Information Council, Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium, SharedGeo, and Wisconsin Land Information Association. Importantly, this level of organizational collaboration supports advancement of the NSDI, related objectives of DHS, EPA, FGDC, HIFLD, NGAC, NSF, NSGIC, USGS, and other national and regional geospatial programs.
The event planning committee also issued a call for cutting-edge presentation and workshops. Abstracts will be accepted through January 18, 2016 and can be submitted online at the conference’s website.
To find out more about the conference visit: www.umgeocon.org.