US: Bringing together the GIS organizations from states in the Upper Midwest, the UMGEOCON 2018 is the follow-up of the inaugural 2016 conference that was built to encourage collaboration and collective learning across county and state borders from Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The 2018 Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference, a.k.a UMGEOCON, will take place at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, May 23-24, 2018.
Our aim is to bring together mid-level, career-minded GIS professionals who are interested in broadening their GIS knowledge and community. The program focus will again be on exploring emerging trends and technologies, as well as cooperative peer-to-peer learning and networking.
With a combined current membership of greater than 3,000 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, Illinois GIS Association, Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium, SharedGeo, and Wisconsin Land Information Association. Importantly, this ongoing 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.
For more information on UMGEOCON 2018 please see the conference website at, https://umgeocon.org/.