Call for Proposals

PLEASE NOTE: Abstract submission is closed for the Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference (UMGEOCON).

A coalition of six upper Midwest geospatial organizations has come together to produce a unique learning experience which will provide mid-level, career-minded GIS personnel with the opportunity to broaden their community/regional connections and professional knowledge. The Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference (UMGEOCON) will take place on May 25-26, 2016 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and focus on emerging geospatial trends and technologies. As such, the event Program Committee is seeking cutting-edge presentations and workshops that explore the Geospatial Revolution. Some potential topics include:

  • Cross border/regionally significant issues (e.g. invasive species control)
  • Indoor positioning systems
  • LiDAR developments
  • Spatial law
  • Open data polices
  • Drones/UASs/UAVs developments and issues
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems
  • Automatic Vehicle Location systems
  • Emergency Services Sector issues (e.g. NG-9-1-1 and COP)
  • Smart Grid
  • 3D geospatial modeling
  • Open source software
  • Cloud services
  • Data sharing solutions
  • Systems integration
  • Professional certifications

This call for abstracts is closed as of January 25, announcement of selected abstracts will be made by February 8.

Don't miss it - this is going to be an event unlike any other!

The event is believed to be the first time in the nation that multiple state and regional associations have agreed to jointly host a conference. Importantly, this level of organizational collaboration supports advancement of the NSDI, related objectives  of DHSEPAFGDCHIFLDNGACNSFNSGICUSGS, and other national and regional geospatial programs.