2016 CalGIS Conference

  • 10 May 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • 12 May 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim Resort | Anaheim, CA |

Get Ready . . . Get Set . . . .


                   Get Registered!

The California chapters of URISA and the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) are proudly sponsoring another exciting GIS conference with YOU in mind.

               May 10 - 12, 2016


Join your peers in Anaheim for some incredible workshops and education, remarkable keynote presenters, unmatched networking, and a packed vendor hall with the latest and greatest technology. 

Monday May 10, 2016 we start off with an array of Preconference Workshops:

Each is described in detail here. Most require an additional fee and all are limited as to how many individuals may attend, so register right away!

·      Deploying Mobile GIS: Full‐day training, 8:30 AM‐5:00 PM

·      NG9‐1‐1 and the GIS Workflow: Half‐day training, 8:30 AM‐12:00 Noon

·      Open Source GIS: Full‐day training, 8:30 AM‐5:00 PM

·      Esri Story Maps workshop: Half‐day workshop, 1:00‐5:00 PM

Tuesday May 11, 2016 we are especially pleased to welcome our conference Keynote Speakers:

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.

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.

Tuesday/Wednesday May 11-12th: Nearly sixty presentations on a variety of essential topics will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 & 12, including:

·      Precision Mapping from Street Level Imagery for Asset Management

·      Comprehensive Tsunami Evacuation Modeling to Inform Emergency Management: A Case Study of Balboa

Island, California

·      Social Media, Big Data, and GIS: A Case of Predictive Crime Analysis

·      Big County NG9‐1‐1 Implementation: What Will It Take?

·      GIS as Centerpiece to Public Works Strategy ‐ City of Anaheim Case Study

·      Maps and Database Design as Communication Tools

Take some time to review the abundance of presentations being offered via the online CalGIS program app.

We're sure you’ll have more than enough presentations to choose from.


Other Highlights: There’s also a featured session on Data Visualization, Lightning Talks, a Vendor Spark session, Student Competition and Meetups for both Young Professionals and Women in GIS.

Sponsors: As noted, the exhibition is nearly sold out. Check out the Sponsor Directory and organization your Solutions Wish List before heading to the conference.

Venue: CalGIS 2016 will take place at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort. The group rate $149 single/double with internet) is available until April 25th or until the room block sells out (whichever comes first).

For complete conference information including an online 

registration form, visit

NOT A MEMBER OF A CALIFORNIA URISA CHAPTER? There are four California Chapters in the region that invite you to join! Your membership will include special discounts for CalGIS 2016 registration and hotel discounts, among a host of other exciting benefits. Visit the chapter that is closest to you for more information:

Southern California URISA:

Northern California URISA:

Central California URISA:

BAMMA ‐ BayGeo:

For more information about the (CGIA) California Geographic Information Association:

URISA,PO Box 1247 Bedford Park IL 60499-1247, Phone Number:(847) 824-6300, Fax Number: (847) 824-6363, Email Address:, Website :

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