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. Photo credit boise.org.
We are pleased to announce our two keynote speakers for the 2014 NWGIS Conference: Dr. Dominique Bachelet and David DiBiase.
Dr. Dominique Blachelet is Senior Climate Change Scientist at the Conservation Biology Institute and Associate Professor in the Dept. of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University. Dominique initiated the creation of climatewizard.org at the Nature Conservancy with Chris Zganjar and she is now bringing climate and climate impacts simulation results to databasin.org to ensure that climate change awareness are integral to conservation planning.
David DiBiase leads the Education Team within Esri’s Industry Solutions group which promotes and supports GIS use to enrich teaching and learning at all levels, settings and locales. David is most proud of his leadership to build an open educational resources initiative at Penn State University. The majority of the courses are freely available online.
You can learn more about our keynote speakers on our conference website.
Mark your calendars for next October 13-17, 2014 for the next NWGIS conference.
The conference will be held at the Lynnwood convention Center, in Lynnwood, Washington 15 minutes north of downtown Seattle.
If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring contact Ruth Bunch.
Starting July 17, Penn State will run a 5 weeks online course - In this course you will learn how advances in geospatial technology and analytical methods have changed how we do everything, and discover how to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools. More information @ https://www.coursera.org/course/maps
The Idaho Geographic Education and Outreach (IGEO), an organization within the National Geographic Alliance Network, is looking for GIS professionals, educators, and college-level students who are interested in becoming mentors, trainers, and/or guest speakers. The mission of the IGEO is to foster geographic and ecological awareness by empowering teachers, students and communities with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to be geographically and ecologically literate in the 21st century.