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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.

Sign-up form for vendors

Consider becoming a conference sponsor


NWGIS Meetup Event at the 2017 Esri UC

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:13pm -- bbutterfield

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).

The NWGIS User Group meetup event is a great opportunity to network with other GIS professionals from the northwest while enjoying hosted beverages and munchies. There is no need to register; your Esri UC badge will be your pass into this event.

Visit the event sponsors’ booths at the conference for additional information and drink tickets. One drink ticket per attendee will be provided at the door upon presentation of your conference badge while supplies last, but visit your favorite sponsors for more tickets!

NWGIS Announces Ad-Hoc Grant Policy

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 3:01pm -- bbutterfield

From time to time, the Northwest GIS User Group (NWGIS) has received small grant requests. The NWGIS Board of Directors has a goal of maintaining a minimum amount in its bank account to cover ongoing and unexpected expenses. However, when there are sufficient funds, NWGIS will consider requests for small grants that further GIS research, education, technology and other GIS related activities. When the NWGIS bank account balance drops below a certain level, then all grant requests will be suspended until the balance increases. Initially, there will not be a formal proposal format. 

For more information, see the full NWGIS Ad-Hoc Grant Policy.



NWGIS 2017 Conference Planning

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 8:56pm -- bbutterfield

The 2017 Northwest GIS User Conference is still about 11 months away, but conference planning is already underway. The 2017 conference will be in Boise, Idaho, October 9-13, 2017. Linda Davis and Bart Butterfield are co-chairs. We are looking for people that would like to step up and volunteer for a role on the conference planning committee. We are looking for people for the following jobs:

  • Vendor coordinator
  • Sponsor coordinator
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Workshop coordinator
  • Social event coordinator
  • Poster contest coordinator
  • Graphics designer – logo, T-shirt design
  • Printed program designer
  • Mobile developer – agenda
  • Social media coordinator

This is a great opportunity to contribute to our regional GIS community. It is also a good way to develop your leadership skills to show on your resume or GISP application. If you would like to volunteer, send an email here NWGIS 2017 Boise and describe what you would like to work on.


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Northwest GIS User Group

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.