Plan on attending the NWGIS User Group conference in Salem, Oregon October 17-21, 2016.

The theme of the conference is “Bridging the Gap”.  The venue for the conference will be the Salem Convention Center. Prior to the actual conference we will offer various training opportunities as well as volunteer project to help give back to the community. Look for a call for presentations next spring and mark your calendar for the 31st Northwest GIS User Group Conference.

Teaching Grant Available!

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 2:48pm -- Linda

Northwest GIS User Group – GIS Teaching Grant 2016


One of the goals of the Northwest (NW) GIS User Group is to foster and support GIS education in our region. Due to the financial success of the past several Northwest GIS conferences that we have hosted, our organization can now offer, on a one year pilot basis, a GIS teaching grant of up to $5,000.

The purpose of the grant: Provide a GIS educator with funds to pursue limited research or to provide a unique training experience for one of their courses. At this time, since this grant proposal is a one‐year trial, we are receptive as to the type of funding requests that we receive.

We will evaluate each grant request using the following non‐ranked criteria:

  • Number of GIS students that are impacted
  • Length of time; Is this a one year opportunity or an ongoing effort
  • Is the NW GIS grant request part of a collaborative funding request
  • Amount of funding requested
  • Sustainability over time

Eligible Educators

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Join the NWGIS User Group November 18-30, 2015 and be Registered to Win a Free NWGIS Conference Registration!

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:14am -- melindafortner

The Northwest GIS User Group is holding a fall membership drive that kicks off on GIS Day on November 18, 2015. One lucky person that joins between November 18-30 will be drawn at random to receive one (1) free NWGIS User Group Conference registration for the conference to be held October 17-21, 2015 in Salem, Oregon.

Join Now!

Join anytime for just $10. Your membership fee covers the remainder of this year and the next calendar year.



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Make Your Plans for URISA & NWGIS 2015 in Spokane

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 2:41pm -- bbutterfield

GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015
October 18-22, 2015
Spokane, Washington

The Online Conference Program details the workshops, educational sessions, meetings, networking events and keynote addresses. Review the abstract submissions and speaker biographies. Connect with your fellow attendees! We'll soon have additional sessions detailed on the program. The conference committee is busy crafting descriptions now.


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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.