California GIS Community to Convene in Sacramento for CalGIS 2012

URISACalGIS 2012 – the 18th Annual California GIS Conference – will take place April 11-13, 2012 at the Sheraton Sacramento. The conference features a comprehensive educational program, networking events and an exhibit hall.

Themed “Capitalizing on Spatial Technology”, the conference opens on Wednesday, April 11 with numerous workshops, meetings, and a Levee and Wine tour. On Thursday, April 12, Scott Gregory, the State of California’s GIO, will update attendees on statewide GIS activities and priorities followed by a Town Hall session, where attendees will share their perspectives about issues impacting the profession.

Sessions on topics ranging from Web and Open Source Resources for GIS to Visual Simulations and the Use of LiDAR will provide attendees with top-quality education on Thursday and Friday. An Ignite session and a poster session will complement the multiple breakout sessions.

The California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) will honor 2012 award winners and Dr. Dawn Wright will provide a keynote address on “The Age of Science and Big Data”.

The committee is organizing a number of networking events including a geocaching tour of downtown Sacramento and an urban bike tour.

Don’t miss the best in California GIS this April in Sacramento. For details and registration, visit www.calgis.org.

Sponsored by:

  • Northern California Chapter of URISA – host chapter
  • Southern California Chapter of URISA
  • Central California Chapter of URISA
  • California Geographic Information Association (CGIA)

[Source: URISA press release]