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Call for Abstracts and Posters

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:00am -- RuthBunch

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!

2014 Keynote Speakers Announced

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:40pm -- brent.thomas

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.

2014 Conference Location Announced

Sun, 10/20/2013 - 1:38pm -- brent.thomas

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.

Maps and the Geospatial Revolution - A free Online Course

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 1:05pm -- NathalieCSmith

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

Become a GIS Evangelist!

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 10:28am -- bondpam2

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.

SAVE THE DATE | Northwest GIS Users Conference | October 14-18, 2013 | Sunriver, Oregon

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 4:08pm -- melindafortner

Web and mobile mapping are on the rise; people are consuming maps in their browsers and on their smart phones now more than ever. The 27th annual Northwest GIS Users Conference will help you cultivate ideas for producing rich cartographic products and for making responsive web map services to meet society's demand to consume on the go. We hope to see you there!

2013 Northwest GIS Users Conference Website

Do you have ideas for session topics?

Interested in speaking?

Interested in sponsoring or being a vendor?

Sponsors Needed for NorthWest Regional User Group Meeting at Esri User Conference

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 3:48pm -- NathalieCSmith

The annual ESRI User Conference NW Regional User Group meeting will be held this year on July 9, 2013 at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in San Diego. We are looking for sponsors to make this gathering a success. Many folks from all over the Pacific Northwest region will be in attendance and this is an excellent way to get your company's name and face out to the masses and get prospective clients into your booth! Last year there were over 220 attendees at the event which took place thanks to our generous sponsors' support. If you are interested in supporting this gathering, please contact Ruth Bunch (ruth.bunch@ci.longview.wa.us) or Nathalie Smith (nsmith@esri.com)

Congratulation to Ian Von Essen on his 2012 NSGIC Outstanding Service Award

Wed, 09/19/2012 - 10:46am -- NathalieCSmith
At the 2012 NSGIC conference held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida Ian Von Essen was awared the  Outstanding Service Award by Tim De Troye, NSGIC President. 
 
Ian served on the NSGIC Board as well as co-chairing the NG 9-1-1 Work Group.  Along with Kenny Miller, he  was the Work Group's inaugural chair, stepping forward when NSGIC needed the leadership.  He brought the local government perspective to the NG 9-1-1 Work Group, and to NSGIC.  The NG 9-1-1 Work Group produced the very useful Top 10 List for state GIS Coordinators to build relationships with the 9-1-1 community.  His dedication, leadership and interest has resulted in preparing state GIS coordinators to better support the Public Safety Answering Points as they move toward NG 9-1-1 Call Center improvements.
 
 
Ian is aslo a long standing member of the Northwest GIS User Community. He served on the NWGIS Board for a number of years and co-chaired the 2006 NWGIS Conference in Spokane WA. 

Esri Fall 2012 Seminar Series: ArcGIS 10.1 - Transform your Organization

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 1:36pm -- NathalieCSmith
This Fall, Esri will conduct its seminar series throughout the Northwest. Current seminar dates and location:
 
Boise, ID  (The Grove Hotel) on Thu Oct 11  
Anchorage, AK (Anchorage Marriott Downtown) on Tue Oct 16 
Portland, OR (The Nines) on Thu Nov 8 
Bellevue, WA (Hilton Bellevue) on Thu Nov 15
 
 

ArcGIS continues to evolve and offer new ways for you to meet the needs of your organization. In this seminar, you will learn how the ArcGIS system at 10.1 helps you make the most of your GIS investment.

At the seminar, you will

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