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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 […]

Save the Date! – SoCal Marine GIS Users Group

Save the Date!

Following a very successful inaugural meeting at the Long Beach Aquarium last fall, the Southern California Marine GIS User Group will hold its Spring Meeting on March 2, 2016 at the SCCWRP office in Costa Mesa, CA from 1:00-4:00pm.

The meeting is free and open to all members of the Marine GIS […]

CalGIS 2016 – The Magic of GIS

Join your peers in Anaheim, May 10-12, 2016 for essential workshops and education, important keynote presenters, unmatched networking, and a packed vendor hall.

Preconference Workshops: Consider registering for one of the optional preconference workshops that will be presented on Tuesday May 10, most require an additional fee and […]

Announcing CalGIS 2016

Save the date for CalGIS 2016 in Anaheim May 10th-12th at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, 1855 S Harbor Blvd.

The conference committee will soon announce the opening of the Call for Presentation Proposals and looks forward to your submission of abstracts on GIS in California.

Check the website often for announcements […]

CGIA is pleased to announce…Women in GIS (WiGIS)

Over the last few years there has been a growing movement to organize a “Women in GIS” group. In July 2015, at the Esri’s User Conference in San Diego, leaders of this budding organization received feedback from women who work in the geospatial industry from all over the world. We asked our colleagues specifically how […]

Nevada Geographic Information Society Announces Details For Fall 2015 Conference

The Nevada Geographic Information Society – NGIS – Announces the 25th Annual Nevada State GIS Conference!

Join us at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Casino, Resort & Spa in

Beautiful Stateline, Nevada

October 12th – 14th 2015.

Come to Lake Tahoe and Celebrate 25 Years of NGIS with us!

The 25th anniversary conference […]

CGIA Application Contest Winner – MapTime LA

CGIA is happy to announce the winner of the Web Map Application Contest – MapTime LA! They are the winner of the $1,500 prize for developing an online, updateable map of primary GIS contacts across the State of California.

See the application in action here:

You can zoom in on the map and click […]

CGIA Pizza Night at 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.

Please feel free to bring a friend and introduce them to […]