The Winner of the 2016 NWGIS Teaching Grant is….

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:32am -- bbutterfield
Thank you to all of the parties who submitted applications for the inaugural 2016 NWGIS teaching grant!  The grant applications covered a wide-range of topics and it was very interesting to learn more about what our teachers and professors are exploring with GIS and geography. 
Congratulations to our winners - Professors John Ritter and Jack Walker from the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT)!  The professors will receive $5,000 for the purpose of acquiring UAS software from Pix4d.  The software will be used by the professors to process imagery for classroom demonstrations, exercises, and projects for the GIS classes they teach at OIT.  This software acquisition is expected to impact up to 240 students with various majors including GIS/geomatics, environmental science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and renewable energy.
Please join us in congratulating the professors at the NWGIS User Group Meetup event at the 2016 ESRI 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

Mobile Agenda Web Application Now Available for the 2014 NWGIS Conference

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:35pm -- melindafortner

A mobile agenda web application is now available for 2014 NWGIS User Conference.  

Use the app to:

  • Search for sessions and other conference events
  • View detailed session information
  • Find session and other conference event locations on the interactive map
  • Save and manage your favorite sessions for the week
  • Find your current location (requires browser geo-location)
  • Stay up to date on any session changes
  • View a photo of a room so you know what to look for

Icon View the Mobile App


Late Registration is only $50.00 more - There's still time to join your colleagues!

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:56pm -- Administrator

Full conference registration is $400.  Half Day registration $250.


Inspire your colleagues with your fascinating projects and have the opportunity to win great prizes!


First and Second Place prizes will be given out in all four categories!    Submit a poster!

Early registration has been extended for the 2014 NWGIS Conference!

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:38am -- Linda

Early Registration prices have been extended for the 2014 NW GIS Conference in Lynnwood Washington.  Early registration prices will be accepted until the 15th of September and abstracts for papers will be accepted until the 8th,    So sign up today at  Start off your fall in beautiful Lynnwood, Washington where you can network and learn from other GIS professionals.  Working Across Borders is the theme of the conference, with keynote speakers, workshops and presentations that will give you skills, knowledge and tools to bring back to your workplace.

Register now for the best rate!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:37pm -- Linda

Early registration ends soon for the 28th Annual NWGIS Conference in Lynnwood, Washington!  Register before September 1st for the best rate. 

Come meet and network with GIS professionals from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho & Montana!  Take a workshop, learn new tips & tricks, explore software at the ESRI lab, learn about recent advances in GIS applications, discuss problems and solutions with your colleagues, and still have time for networking and off site activities!

Want to submit a paper or poster?  We are still taking submissions – submit your entry today! We have some great talks and training on the schedule, talks may be viewed online on the conference schedule.

Call for Abstracts and Posters

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:00am -- Ruth Bunch Manwell

Be a part of this fall's Northwest GIS Conference, sign up to present and/or submit a poster for the map gallery!

We are now accepting abstracts and posters for our 2014 Conference in Lynnwood, Washington.  The theme of this year's Conference is "Working Across Borders".  Presentations are 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes allotted for questions.

Share what you've learned!  Show off a project and/or poster that you've completed!  Abstract submission deadline is September 1st!

Submit an abstract or poster!


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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.