A coalition of six Midwest geospatial organizations is producing an event that will provide mid-level, career-minded GIS personnel with the opportunity to broaden their connections and professional knowledge. 

The Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference (UMGEOCON) will take place May 25-26, 2016 at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.  It will focus on emerging geospatial trends and technologies. The event program committee is seeking innovative presentations and workshops that explore the geospatial revolution. 

Some potential topics include:

  • Cross border/regionally significant issues
  • 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
  • Smart grid
  • 3D geospatial modeling
  • Open source software
  • Cloud services
  • Data sharing solutions
  • Systems integration
  • Professional certifications

The call for abstracts will remain open through Jan. 18 and an announcement of selected abstracts will be made by Feb. 8.  

Click here to submit a proposal.