Please mark your calendar and plan to join us in Boise, Idaho October 9-13, 2017 for the 32nd annual Northwest GIS User Group Conference. Find full conference inforation at Photo credit

Remembering Bart Butterfield

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:42pm -- Linda

Bart Butterfield was the manager of the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Starting at IDFG in 1992 as a Senior GIS Analyst, he was promoted to manager in 2002. Bart worked to integrate GIS and traditional IT development into a comprehensive fish and wildlife information system.

Bart had been active in the NW GIS User Group since 1991 when he attended the NWGIS conference in Silverdale, WA. Bart was first elected to the NWGIS Board of Directors in 2000, re-elected in 2011 at the Boise, ID conference, and served on the board until 2017. He organized and chaired five NWGIS conferences: 2001 Sun Valley, 2004 Sun Valley, 2008 Sun Valley, 2011 Boise, and 2017 Boise. Bart also served as the treasurer for the NWGIS User Group, and led the website committee. 

Bart Butterfield - image credit Cyndi Coulter

2017 Northwest GIS Users Conference Coming Soon

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:39pm -- bbutterfield

2017 Northwest GIS Users Conference - Boise October 9-13

We hope you had a chance to attend the NWGIS meetup in San Diego earlier this month.  If so, you were able to meet vendors, sponsors, and GIS enthusiasts from the Pacific Northwest.  

Join us at the 2017 Northwest GIS Users conference, October 9-13 in Boise Idaho.   The 2017 Boise Conference will have training, presentations, ESRI doctor’s office, dev meetup, and vendors. Dr. Michael Goodchild will be the keynote speaker.

REMINDER: NWGIS Meetup Event at the 2017 Esri International User Conference

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 11:49am -- JesseManley

SAVE THE DATE - NWGIS Meetup Event at the 2017 Esri International User Conference!

You are cordially invited to attend the NWGIS User Group meetup event during the 2017 Esri International User Conference (Esri UC)! For the fourth consecutive year, NWGIS will be hosting the meetup event at Jolt’n Joes Restaurant and Bar in downtown San Diego.  Jolt N’ Joes is only 3 blocks from the Esri UC and sits in the heart of San Diego’s Gas Lamp District (see below for the venue’s address).

Vendor Booths Now Available for NWGIS 2017 Boise

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 3:46pm -- bbutterfield

Northwest GIS User Group Conference 2017

Boise, Idaho

October 9-13, 2017


Are you a vendor of GIS technology? 

Exhibitor booths are now available at the 2017 Northwest GIS Group Conference. Share your products with the largest annual get together of GIS professionals in the Pacific Northwest from government, private industry and non-profit organizations. This conference is a great opportunity to connect with existing clients and develop leads.

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NWGIS is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for training, exchange of knowledge, techniques, and data among the users of ESRI software and related GIS products and services.