UPPER MIDWEST GEOSPATIAL CONFERENCE (umgeocon 2018)
The GIS profession is rapidly changing. Emerging trends such as free and open data and new technologies that demand ever increasing web connectivity have created incredible opportunities while introducing substantial challenges for the GIS profession. UMGEOCON 2018 is an exciting opportunity to examine these developments while broadening individual GIS knowledge and community connections.
At UMGEOCON 2018, attendees can also expect the rare opportunity to learn how other regional states, agencies, and organizations are leveraging GIS.
- Hear diverse cross-border viewpoints,
- Learn from national experts about topics seldom explored in state conferences, and
- Participate in hot topic, deep-dive tracks.
An example program from 2016 can be reviewed by clicking here.
Who should attend?
The primary intended audience is mid-level, career-minded GIS professionals who desire a unique opportunity to broaden their community/regional connections and knowledge.
What makes this event REALLY special
UMGEOCON is believed to be the ONLY place in the nation where multiple state and regional associations currently jointly host a major conference. Importantly, this level of organizational collaboration supports advancement of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and related objectives of the:
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS),
- Envionmental Protection Agency (EPA),
- Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC),
- Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Data (HIFLD),
- National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC),
- National Science Fountation (NSF),
- National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC),
- Untied States Geologic Survey (USGS), and other national and regional geospatial programs.
By attending UMGEOCON, you'll be supporting these important local, state, regional and national goals while making new friends and future business partners in an incredible learning environment certain to be FUN!
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