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Nominations open for 2017 CGIA GIS Awards

2017 California Geographic Information Association Award Nominations

CGIA annually recognizes outstanding achievements in GIS within California through its awards program.Awards are open to any person in the State of California, and will be announced at a social event at the ESRI User Conference July 10, 2017, San Diego, California.

Nominations for the 2017 Annual […]

Important Updates for CalGIS LocationCon 2017

CalGIS 2017 updates:

Conference dates are May 22-24, 2017 (Note: no longer 25th).

Schedule (subject to change) is now posted:

Registration tool is also live:

Link for reserving hotel rooms:

The early bird deadline (and hotel room block deadline) for regular conference attendees is April 23rd.

Giveway: Complimentary pass to CalGIS 2017 on May 22-24

CGIA has a complimentary pass to CalGIS 2017, held in Oakland from May 22-24, and we would like to give it away to one of our members! All you have to do is fill out this brief form by 3/31/17 and we will notify the winner at the beginning of April. It’s at least a […]

SoCal Marine GIS Users Group Meeting 3/30

The Southern California Marine GIS User Group is excited to announce its 2017 Spring Meeting, hosted by the Orange County Sanitation District’s Ocean Monitoring group!

The meeting with be at OCSD’s Ellis Avenue location on March 30th, from 1 to 4 pm.

If you’re interesting in presenting, please contact Ken Sakamoto at:


CGIA GeoSummit at UC Merced

CGIA is pleased to sponsor the 6th Annual GeoSummit at UC Merced on Thursday, April 6, 2017. This event is the premier GIS event in the Central Valley. The event is free, registration is required, campus parking is about $6.00 for the day, and lunch is included. For more information and to register please follow […]

CalGIS 2017 Abstracts Deadline Extended to Feb 17

Call for Presentations and Workshops – Feb 17 Deadline

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 invites presentations on a wide range of topics to be discussed May 22-24, 2017. This is a unique chance for members of the Open Source GIS community and traditional GIS groups to meet and showcase their tools, solutions and projects. Invitation is open […]

Giveaway: One free pass to Los Angeles Geospatial Summit on Feb 24th

The Seventh Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit is an annual one-day professional development and networking event presented by the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. It will be on Friday, February 24, 2017 .

CGIA has a complimentary pass and we would like to give it away to one of our members! All you have to do […]

Photos from Plane Tour

CGIA hosted an event with EagleView/Pictometry to take a tour of the planes that capture high resolution aerial imagery. It was awesome and informative. We got to view the sensors from under the plane!

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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

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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 […]