NWGIS 2017 Boise

Join us in Boise!  Mark your calendar for the 32nd annual Northwest GIS User Group Conference October 9-13, 2017 at the Boise Centre on the Grove downtown. Photo credit boise.org.

GIS has always been a rapidly changing environment.  With constant advances in data collection, tools, devices, software, and integration, it is important for GIS analysts, GIS managers and GIS users to be able to learn about new opportunities and implement needed advances.  In “Keeping up with GIS”, we will address the evolution of GIS where a history of tools, practices and procedures guide our path forward to the future of GIS. We will facilitate discussions on tools, languages, and directions GIS professionals need to embrace to stay on the forefront of GIS, as well as address the strategies and opportunities for maintaining and learning new skills, streamlining workflows and explore the training needs for a fast-evolving discipline. Join us in Boise, Idaho October 9-13, 2017 for the 32nd annual Northwest GIS User Group Conference.


Conference Updates

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.

NWGIS 2017 Boise Call for Presentations

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 6:23pm -- bbutterfield

NWGIS 2017 Boise Call for Presentations

Boise, Idaho

October 9-13, 2017


Participate in the 32nd Annual Northwest GIS User Group Conference in Boise, Idaho, by sharing a poster, giving a presentation or showcasing an application. Presentations typically consist of a 20 – 25 min talk, but if you don’t want to give a full-length presentation, consider a 5 minute lightning talk instead. 

Do you have an application or poster that you want to share? The annual map (including story maps) and app contest is a great way to show off your work and to make contacts with attendees who have similar interests. The event will follow both a traditional format with participants displaying a map or poster in the gallery for attendees to view and also a new approach of allowing folks with web, mobile apps and story maps to show off their work.

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 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.

NWGIS 2017 Save The Date

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 12:11pm -- bbutterfield

We will offer a broad slate of preconference workshops and we will have informative and entertaining speakers. As usual, the concurrent sessions at the 2017 NWGIS will provide a great opportunity to see and hear about projects and work being done by your fellow GIS professionals from across the Pacific Northwest. Then there is the time to just chat, meet new people, and catch up with past colleagues. Conference planning has already started and we want your ideas, suggestions, and other input. Use the Contact Us link at https://www.nwgis.org/contact to send an email to the conference planning committee.

The Boise Convention Center (https://boisecentre.com) is newly expanded and remodeled and is located in downtown Boise. It will be a great venue for our event, and is close to restaurants, galleries, museums and the Boise River. Our warm days and cool evening early fall days should be perfect for enjoying Boise's vibrant downtown. Mark your calendars now and we will see you next fall.


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.