Sustaining Members





URISA’s GIS Leadership Academy

For the first time since it debuted in 2007, URISA’s GIS Leadership Academy is coming to California. It will be in San Diego, April 3-7, 2017. The ULA is not a conference, but a week-long GIS leadership and management training program and space is intentionally limited to encourage deep discussions and exercises. Don’t delay registering […]

CalGIS 2017 Abstract Deadline is Jan 31

CalGIS LocationCon invites presentations on a wide range of GIS and mapping topics. Accepted speakers receive significant registration discount!

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 is a unique chance for members of the Open Source GIS community, traditional GIS groups, government, and industry to meet and showcase their tools, solutions, and projects.

Whether it is big data, […]

CGIA Event Follow-up: Location of Plane Tour

The location for the plane tour (January 27, 2017 at 7:45 AM) will be held at:

Signature Flight Support 3333 E Spring St, Suite 205 Long Beach, CA 90806

If additional details arise in terms of getting to the location, you will receive an email so please be sure to sign up!

Call for Papers for CalGIS/LocationCon 2017

CalGIS/LocationCon 2017 Conference is coming May 22-24 in Oakland!

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 is a co-hosted conference that combines the annual California GIS conference (CalGIS) with LocationCon which is a new LocationTech event that targets Eclipse Foundation members and others who attend FOSS4GNA, FOSS4G and LocationTech Tour events.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 provides content for and builds […]

CGIA Event: Tour of plane that captures aerial imagery (1/27/17)

The next CGIA event is planned and it is just around the corner! Capture of high resolution aerial imagery for Los Angeles County will commence within the next month and EagleView is kind enough to arrange a tour of their twin engine plane for CGIA members! We’ll get to check out the camera sensors used […]

CGIA Member Spotlight: RuthAnne Harbison

RuthAnne Harbison, GISP


GIS Coordinator City of Merced

Bio: Have been in public service for 46 years starting in the Health Department for the County of Madera. Also worked for the Courts, Environmental Health, and the Information Technology departments in the County of Madera. While in Environmental Health was introduced to GIS and […]

GIS Day with Geospatial San Diego and SoCal URISA

Geospatial San Diego and SoCal URISA are teaming up to bring you a multi-faceted GIS Day event. The event will feature a presentation by Phil Gershkovich of Cooper Aerial Survey (~30 min) followed by a tour of the San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES) operations center (~45-60 min) provided by Rob Barreras, Sr. Emergency […]

Fall Southern California Marine GIS User Group, San Diego, 11/30

Do you do GIS in or around marine environments? Join us at the 3rd meeting of the SoCal Marine GIS Users Group in San Diego.


The Southern California Marine GIS User Group is excited to announce its 2016 Fall Meeting hosted by the Port of San Diego! The meeting will be at the Port’s […]

GIS Day at Shasta College in Redding.

CGIA Board Member

Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP will be speaking at Shasta College GIS Day!

A Geospatial Journey

…or how I discovered GIS and made a career of it (and you can too)!

When: Wednesday, November 16 , 6:00pm

November 7th, 2016 | Category: News | Leave a comment

Can’t get enough GIS Day? Celebrate an extra one a day early with the City of Irvine GIS Day event!

GIS Day 2016

Hosted by City of Irvine Community Development GIS Department When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 10 AM – 2 PM Where: CTC, Irvine Civic Center 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA

For GIS Day information, call (949) 724-6956 To find out more about City of Irvine GIS Resources, visit

Joint CGIA/CIRGIS Event on Dec 2nd

Come join us at the NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office in Oxnard to meet your fellow CGIA & CIRGIS members. We’ll showcase what each organization is doing, meet some pretty cool NOAA staff (see how they do forecasting and modeling), and take a tour! After the tour, we’re going to head to the Yard […]

CGIA Member Spotlight: Jayme Laber


Senior Service Hydrologist NOAA National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard Weather Forecast Office Oxnard, CA

Bio: I graduated from Colorado State University in 1991 with a BS in Watershed Sciences and am a registered Professional Hydrologist. My entire career has been spent in Southern California working as a Hydrologist. I first worked for a […]

UAS Mapping 2016 – Palm Springs, Sept 12-14

If you’re interested in or exploring the application of UAS (drones) in your mapping efforts, join us at the 3rd Annual UAS Mapping Symposium this Sept. Keynote by Lawrie Jordan from Esri will highlight the link between UAS and GIS mapping.

Member Survey

Dear CGIA members,

The Board has developed a survey and I hope you take this time and opportunity to communicate your thoughts about CGIA as well as help develop GIS events for the upcoming 2016-17 year.

Survey link:

2016-17 Chair’s Message

I am honored and looking forward to serving you as Chair of the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA). I have been a board member for the past two years and am a Senior GIS Analyst at the County of Los Angeles Enterprise GIS (eGIS) Group in the Internal Services Department.

The Board of […]

CGIA Pizza Night at 2016 Esri User Conference

Hello Everyone,

In conjunction with Geospatial LA and Geospatial San Diego, CGIA is hosting another “pizza night” for CGIA members and those interested in joining. It should be fun and lively! CGIA will be providing the pizza, you need to provide your own drinks.

Feel free to bring a friend and introduce them to the […]

Deadline Extended for 2016 CGIA Award Nominations


Six awards are available to bring recognition to a colleague, project, or program for outstanding achievements in various aspects of GIS:

– Best Student Project or Paper (NEW): Granted to the outstanding quality of work using GIS technology – Chair’s Award: Honor a person for his/her contributions in […]

GeoSummit at UC Merced

“Discover the Power of GIS” Map Your Future. The 5th annual GeoSummit at UC Merced, on Friday, April 8th will feature amazing speakers: Jessica Touchard of GeoSearch, Inc., Dr. Jared Rutledge, Epidemiologist for Fresno County, Liz van Wagtendonk of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Jinger Zeng of Dronesmith Technologies3DR Robotics. In the afternoon there will […]

2016 CGIA Awards – Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2016 CGIA Awards are open:

Awards are open to any person in the State of California, and will be announced at the California GIS Conference (CalGIS), May 10-12, in Anaheim, CA:

Bring recognition to a colleague, project, or program. The visibility that goes with winning an award can be an […]