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OVERVIEW

NCGIS2019 will feature topics that give you information needed to increase your GIS know-how. Learn about refreshed data resources, see demonstrations of new apps, gain exposure to emerging technologies, and find out more about the relationship between GIS and the development of public policy. NCGIS2019 will provide you with what you need to make a positive impact on GIS within your organization. We are adding an extra day to the conference for 2019 to showcase more of the great work in North Carolina. The conference takes place every two years, so it is not to be missed!

WORKSHOPS

Carolina URISA is again offering workshops on Tuesday, February 26. Registration includes an instructor-led training workshop, breakfast, and lunch so you can get all the valuable information there is to offer. We also throw in an evening social so you can network and relax with your fellow workshop participants. Each participant will earn a certification that qualifies for earning credits towards your GISP. Be sure to register by Friday, January 11 to avoid the $70 late fee.

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Price

CURISA member: $150, Non – member: $175
CURISA member: $150, Non – member: $175
CURISA member: $150, Non – member: $175
CURISA member: $150, Non – member: $175

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AGENDA

One of the hallmarks of the conference is a program that is interesting, informative and relevant to the GIS practitioner. The program committee has worked to create a program that meets those objectives. With so many sessions to choose from it may be difficult to choose, but we have expanded the conference to three days so there are fewer conflicts. Take a look at the agenda below or download the pdf to start planning your itinerary today.

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    Day 2
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    Day 3
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    Day 4
  • Workshop Schedule
8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast — Piedmont 3

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cartography — Piedmont 1

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Preparing for GISP — Piedmont 2

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Open Source — Conference 1

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Embracing the Parcel Fabric — Conference 2

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch — Piedmont 3

1:00 - 5:00 PM Cartography — Piedmont 1

1:00 - 5:00 PM Preparing for GISP — Piedmont 2

1:00 - 5:00 PM Open Source — Conference 1

1:00 - 5:00 PM Embracing the Parcel Fabric — Conference 2

6:00 - 8:00 PM Social Reception — Piedmont 3

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7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM Digital geographies: the expanding role of technologies in Geography — Rouse, Jesse

9:00 - 10:15 AM Opening Plenary – Orientation to the Conference; Value of GIS Before, During, and After Hurricane Florence

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM We Built this City — Ruscher, Lynn

11:00 - 11:30 AM Using GIS to maintain Annexation History — Elkins, Richard

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:00 PM Wait, Wait, Tell Me! — Duncan, Corinne

2:00 - 2:30 PM Redistricting software: a new generation of geospatial tools. — Esselstyn, Blake

2:30 - 3:00 PM GIS and Mapping Racial Equity in Asheville, North Carolina — McNamara, Christen

3:00 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM It’s Complicated: The spatial relationship between wealth and flood risk — Edwards, Jeffry

4:00 - 4:30 PM Vegetation Mapping for the Teddy Roosevelt Natural Area — Howe, Kasey

4:30 - 5:00 PM Habitat Change Analysis in a Barrier Island from Multi-Temporal Color Infrared Imagery — Velasquez Montoya, Liliana

5:00 PM Social and Poster Session

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM How unique (search) is your widget? — Blair, Michael

9:00 - 10:00 AM Opening Plenary – Orientation to the Conference; Value of GIS Before, During, and After Hurricane Florence

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM Geoaccounting: Helping Cities understand their finances with GIS — McCarty, Josh

11:00 - 11:30 AM Redefining The Tax Appraisal Process — Willems, Todd

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:00 PM Mapping Wake County Private Wells in Realtime — Lowery, Wright

2:00 - 2:30 PM Advanced Techniques for Implementing Field GIS Data Collection — Spraker, Larry

2:30 - 3:00 PM Mobile Data Collection Projects at NCDOT — Shepard, Stephen

3:00 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM Navigating the Geospatial Open Source Software Landscape — Petras, Vaclav

4:00 - 4:30 PM COTS or Open Source: Why Choose Just One? A Hybrid Approach to Custom GIS Applications — Daniels, Anthony

4:30 - 5:00 PM Building an Open Source Server — Hale, Randal

5:00 PM Social and Poster Session

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM Is Your Data Ready for 3D? — Tripp Corbin

9:00 - 10:15 AM Opening Plenary – Orientation to the Conference; Value of GIS Before, During, and After Hurricane Florence

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM Panel: Hurricane Florence Experiences State Panel, include 3891, Dan Madding, Colleen Kiley, Jeff Brown, Amy/Cam/Dean, John Farley

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:00 PM Community Outreach (Person County) — Wynne, Zack

2:30 - 3:00 PM Panel: Share Local Government Infrastructure Data? or Not? Why? — Brown, Jeff

3:00 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 4:30 PM Panel – What are GIS Employers looking for? — Belcher, Andy

4:30 - 5:00 PM How to quickly validate your next web app — Michelson, Dave

5:00 PM Social and Poster Session

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM Is Your Data Ready for 3D? — Tripp Corbin

9:00 - 10:15 AM Opening Plenary – Orientation to the Conference; Value of GIS Before, During, and After Hurricane Florence

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM Implementation of a sUAS “Drone” Services Program at the Local Government Level — Schweitzer, Trey

11:00 - 11:30 AM OpenDroneMap State of the Art — Mather, Stephen

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:00 PM Predictive modelling of anthropogenically-enhanced Phragmites australis invasion — Baxley, Joseph

2:00 - 2:30 PM Investigating the transition from freshwater to saltwater wetlands in southeastern North Carolina using GIS, remote sensing, and state-and-transition simulation software — Magolan, Jessica

2:30 - 3:00 PM Land Cover and Change Comparison in Coastal North Carolina — Herold, Nate

3:30 - 4:00 PM GIS for Leaders: Seven Elements of a Successful Enterprise GIS — Carnow, Adam

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4:00 - 5:00 PM Data Management Tool (DMT): How a Web-based Application Helps to Manage and Inventory Multiple Internal, Private and Public Geodatabases, Map Services and Online Items Throughout an Enterprise — Blair, Michael

5:00 PM Social and Poster Session

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM Is Your Data Ready for 3D? — Tripp Corbin

9:00 - 10:15 AM Opening Plenary – Orientation to the Conference; Value of GIS Before, During, and After Hurricane Florence

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM Facilitating the New Statewide GIS Metadata Standard Through Training and Outreach — Mulrooney, Timothy

11:00 - 11:30 AM Metadata cookbook – Lucy Brady

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:00 PM GRASS GIS: Getting Started — Petras, Vaclav

2:30 - 3:00 PM GRASS GIS: What’s New — Petras, Vaclav

3:30 - 5:00 PM Award-winning students

5:00 PM Social and Poster Session

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM Is Your Data Ready for 3D? — Tripp Corbin

9:00 - 10:15 AM Opening Plenary – Orientation to the Conference; Value of GIS Before, During, and After Hurricane Florence

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM Facilitating the New Statewide GIS Metadata Standard Through Training and Outreach — Mulrooney, Timothy

11:00 - 11:30 AM Metadata cookbook – Lucy Brady

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:00 PM Economics of Hurricane Florence —

2:00 - 2:30 PM Hurricane Florence: Using Smartsheet to Deliver Dashboards and GIS for Airport Status and UAS Missions — Clowes Lowery, Ashley

2:30 - 3:00 PM State Perspective from Emergency Management on GIS during events — Ross, Watson

3:30 - 4:00 PM Hurricane Florence – The Cloud’s Silver Lining — Smith, Wendee B

4:00 - 4:30 PM DEQ’s Incident Tracking and Response Tools: Hurricane Florence and Beyond — Axon, Amy

4:30 - 5:00 PM GIS Data and Hurricane Florence — Wilson, Alice

5:00 PM Social and Poster Session

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7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM Construction of Landscape Level QL2 LiDAR Data — Newcomb, Doug

9:00 - 9:30 AM Asset Inventory Using High Density Lidar Data collection — Brock, Allen

9:30 - 10:00 AM Break

10:00 - 10:30 AM NC Orthoimagery Program Derived Products — Shelton, Ben

10:30 - 11:00 AM What’s new in hydrography and elevation — Terziotti, Silvia

11:00 - 11:30 AM A new national spatial database of inter-basin surface water transfers — Dobbs, Rebecca

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:00 PM Lidar, state of the State — Lay, John

2:00 - 2:30 PM USGS — Federal input on collections and standards

2:30 - 3:00 PM Citizen Science – Processing LiDAR data at Home to compare to the NLCD — Doug Newcomb

3:00 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM Use of sUAS for Flood Modeling, Mapping and Management — Jones, Jeffrey

4:00 - 4:30 PM Using a time series of 3D crop canopy models derived from sUAS imagery to identify geomorphic patterns related to crop stress — Montgomery, Kellyn

4:30 - 5:00 PM Beyond Points and Pixels: Stereo Comp from UAS — Stallings, Christian

5:00 - 5:30 PM Special Interest Group Meetings

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM Wake County Park Locator: Every Park in Wake at your Fingertips — Vickery, Carter

9:00 - 9:30 AM Meeting Citizens where they are — Foley, Chad

9:30 - 10:00 AM Break

10:00 - 10:30 AM Burke County Quality of Life Explorer — Stroupe, Todd

10:30 - 11:00 AM InVision Raleigh: Visualization of alternative futures — Baran, Perver

11:00 - 11:30 AM Capital Improvement Projects Dashboard — Young, Kristyn

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:00 PM Implementing an Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS: A Case Study — Rothrock, Kent

2:00 - 2:30 PM Implementation Portal for ArcGIS Lessons to Learn — Li, Alex

2:30 - 3:00 PM ArcGIS Enterprise in the Cloud: Hosted and Managed Strategies — Peloquin, Wendy

3:00 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM Achieving Enterprise-Wide Success in Asset Management — Sherman, Peter

4:00 - 4:30 PM Preparing Your Team for Asset Management — Sheldon, Sarah

4:30 - 5:00 PM NCDOT Project ATLAS – Modernizing Project Delivery — Wilson, Eric

5:00 - 5:30 PM Special Interest Group Meetings

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM GIS: ESRI, Google, Open Source or? — Cesur, Durmus

9:00 - 9:30 AM Pitney Bowes (MapInfo) interoperability of software and data with Open Source, ESRI, and other 3rd party vendors — Peebles, Cary

9:30 - 10:00 AM Break

10:00 - 11:30 AM Panel: Is it GIS Practice, Professional Land Surveying, or Not Sure? — Brown, Jeff

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:00 PM Let’s not waste time counting cars: an IoT and TensorFlow solution — Foley, Chad

2:00 - 2:30 PM Traceablity and Transparency in Transportation Planning with GIS — Meyer, Caitlyn

2:30 - 3:00 PM TOP3S Improving the Transportation Capital Improvement Process — Chamberlain, Austin

3:00 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM Building Robust Routing Datasets and Implementing Mobile Navigation Workflows — Dongre, Arjun

4:00 - 4:30 PM Utilizing GIS to Streamline Noise Analysis — Demcher, Jaret

4:30 - 5:00 PM Automating Right of Way Cost Estimation through Python Scripting — Hutchinson, Jonathan

5:00 - 5:30 PM Special Interest Group Meetings

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM North Carolina Broadband Mapping — Shelton, Ben

9:00 - 9:30 AM Statewide GIS Collaboration — Brown, Jeff

9:30 - 10:00 AM Break

10:00 - 11:30 AM The 2020 Census: Geographic Partnership Opportunities — Cline, David

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 3:00 PM Implementing a Multi-Jurisdiction Enterprise Master Address Repository – Hunt, David

3:00 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM NextGen 911 — Pokey Harris

4:00 - 5:00 PM Preparing for NextGen911: A Regional Approach — Peloquin, Wendy

5:00 - 5:30 PM Special Interest Group Meetings

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 AM Award-winning students

9:30 - 10:00 AM Break

10:00 - 11:30 AM Award-winning students

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 3:00 PM Award-winning students

3:00 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 5:00 PM Award-winning students

5:00 - 5:30 PM Special Interest Group Meetings

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Cont. Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 AM What’s the Status of the GISP Program? — Bill Hodge

9:30 - 10:00 AM Break

10:00 - 10:30 AM New Open Source Tool for Plant Pest and Pathogen Spread Modeling — Petras, Vaclav

10:30 - 11:00 AM Flood Extent Mapping using a Deep Learning Method — Gebrehiwot, Asmamaw

11:00 - 11:30 AM Going Serverless — Michelson, Dave

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2:30 PM PrecisionAg / UAS — Jason Ward

2:30 - 3:00 PM Spatializing UAS Legislation by Municipality in the State of North Carolina — Mulrooney, Timothy

3:00 - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM Data Driven Policing: Utilizing GIS for More Effective Patrols — Clodfelter, Jason

4:00 - 4:30 PM State Emergency Response Application — Morgan, Hope

4:30 - 5:00 PM Unlock The Power of GIS Spatial Analysis: How to Use Population Data and Analytics to Target Future Needs for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) — Davis, Robert

5:00 - 5:30 PM Special Interest Group Meetings

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9:00 - 9:30 AM National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) Modernization — Lokken, Scott

9:30 - 10:00 AM NC Impact of the 2022 Datum Conversion — Thompson, Gary

10:00 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM Public Information Story Telling with Story Maps — Ross, Nancy

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Growth and Change in North Carolina – What Do NC Parcels Reveal? — Brown, Jeff

12:00 - 1:30 PM Closing Luncheon; Herb Stout Awards; Keynote speaker

9:00 - 9:30 AM Connect 2045 & Beyond – GIS-Based Scenario Planning In The Triangle Region Using CommunityViz — Bearden, Benjamin

9:30 - 10:00 AM Creating Urbanization Scenarios with the FUTURES Model – Petras, Vaclav

10:00 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM Site Rejection (and Selection) Using GIS to Support Land Development Decisions — Cox, Greg

11:00 - 11:30 AM Piedmont Triad CommunityViz: Lessons Learned from Model Development — Van Hoeck, Matt

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where am I? Floor Plan application integrating multiple facilities and human resource data — Blair, Michael

12:00 - 1:30 PM Closing Luncheon; Herb Stout Awards; Keynote speaker

9:00 - 10:00 AM NCDOT Panel: Statewide GIS data issues

10:00 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM From Big Data Analytics to Cost Estimation – A Modern Day Enterprise GIS Utility Program — Peloquin, Wendy

11:00 - 11:30 AM Teaming with Municipal Engineers for Wastewater GIS — Bell, Tom

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Box of Rain — Gardner, Bryce

12:00 - 1:30 PM Closing Luncheon; Herb Stout Awards; Keynote speaker

9:00 - 9:30 AM Geo For All: Blending OER, Open Data and FOSS in GIS Education — Abernathy, David

9:30 - 10:00 AM Using GIS to conduct undergraduate meteorological research — Huang, Alex

10:00 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM Collaboration for Geo-Innovation: NC State University Center for Geospatial Analytics and Wake County Innovation Center / GeoLab — Vivek Nanda, Vishnu Mahesh

11:00 - 11:30 AM GIS-tice: Awakening Student Geospatial Passion and Employability through Meaningful Justice Scholarship — Garo, Laurie

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Applied Data Analysis and Mapping in R: Where in Western NC Do Future Increases in Streamflow and Vulnerable Communities Meet? — Saia, Sheila

12:00 - 1:30 PM Closing Luncheon; Herb Stout Awards; Keynote speaker

9:00 - 10:00 AM Award-winning students

10:00 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Award-winning students

12:00 - 1:30 PM Closing Luncheon; Herb Stout Awards; Keynote speaker

9:00 - 9:30 AM Use of Mobile Data Collection in Large Scale UAS Operations in US Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Areas — Nanney, Matthew

9:30 - 10:00 AM Planning Optimal UAS Flight Areas for Rare Plant Monitoring in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina — Reckling, William

10:00 - 10:30 AM Break

10:00 - 11:30 AM GIS for Leaders: Seven Elements of a Successful Enterprise GIS — Carnow, Adam

11:00 - 11:30 AM Migrating to ArcGIS Pro — Corbin, Tripp

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Flood Inundation and Mapping Alert Network — Langan, Tom

12:00 - 1:30 PM Closing Luncheon; Herb Stout Awards; Keynote speaker

Poster Session

Have an eye-catching GIS poster, website, or application you would liketo showcase? Be sure to enter it into the poster session contest. Your peers will have the opportunity to admire your hard work and you can also score some GISP credits in the process.

Posters are showcased on Wednesday, February 27 during the evening social. This is your chance to win the competition for the best poster and show you have the right stuff. Entries are prioritized to North Carolina Government agencies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations.

If you have any questions about registration or experience any issues, please contact either Ed Shipman or Patricia Patterson.

Exhibitors

With over 900 registrants from North Carolina and across the United States in 2017, the North Carolina GIS Conference presents a tremendous opportunity to catch up with existing clients and meet new ones in the beautiful and vibrant downtown location of the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. Space tends to fill quickly for this premier event so check out the exhibit hall map and reserve your prime location today.

The Vendor Demo Theater will return to the 2019 conference, where exhibitors have opportunities to showcase their products and expertise to conference attendees. One 30-minute timeslot is available for free with each paid vendor. The theater will be approximately 10-ft. x 20-ft. with 8-ft. high walls and seating for attendees. A laptop, projector, projector screen, and microphone will be provided.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Each Booth Includes:

  • 10-ft. x 10-ft. booth space
  • 1 electrical box
  • Pipe and drape with an 8-ft. back & 3-ft. sides
  • 5 ft. table
  • 2 chairs
  • 1 trash can
  • Sign containing the name of your company/organization
  • Opportunity to reserve a time-slot in the Vendor Demo Theater
  • 2 complimentary full-conference registrations

DETAILS

Prices

  • 1st booth: $1,400 ($1,700 after January 11, 2019)
  • Each additional booth: $800 ($900 after January 11, 2019)

Schedule

  • Exhibits Setup: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Exhibits Open: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Exhibits Open: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Exhibits Open: Friday, March 1, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Exhibits Close: Friday, March 1, 2019, 11:00 a.m.

More Exhibit Services

Need more booth accessories? Hollins Exposition Services is the official expo company of NCGIS. They can provide just about anything else you might need to make your conference presence a success.

REGISTRATION

Learn something new, collaborate with peers, and speak with leading companies in GIS. NCGIS2019 has something for everyone. Whether you love cramming in as many sessions as possible, visiting the exhibit hall, or attending the socials, the conference provides tremendous value. In fact, we have added an extra day just to fit it all in. Not only that, we’ve extended early-bird registration (save $75) until January 25th because we want you to join us!
If paying by check, Click Here to download a registration form.
    • 200.00
      Standard
      • Conference Tickets
      • Access to the Exhibit Hall
      • Use of Mobile App
      • Refreshments / Meals
      • Invitation to the Evening Social
    • 125.00
      Daily
      • Conference Tickets
      • Access to the Exhibit Hall
      • Use of Mobile App
      • Refreshments / Meals
      • Invitation to the Evening Social
    • 75.00
      *Student
      • Conference Tickets
      • Access to the Exhibit Hall
      • Use of Mobile App
      • Refreshments / Meals
      • Invitation to the Evening Social

*Students have a daily rate of $30.

Herb Stout Awards

Herb Stout was a champion for GIS in the public sector. He served as Wake County Commissioner and Chairman of the Triangle J Council of Governments until the time of his death. Herb suggested the notion of a North Carolina GIS Conference that would inform and educate local government. He led the creation of the biennial conference in 1987 along with a team of partners in the public sector and served as Conference Chair for the first three conferences. In February 1992, he was killed in the crash of a private plane. The G. Herbert Stout Awards honor his memory by recognizing local governments and students who are engaged in advancing the use of GIS.

ABOUT THE HERB STOUT AWARDS

The conference seeks to recognize local government innovators and promising students in GIS through the G. Herbert Stout Awards. The premier award, named in honor of an early visionary of GIS in North Carolina, is presented to those who have demonstrated an exemplary use of GIS in local government. The conference also recognizes GIS scholarship by undergraduate and graduate college students with the G. Herbert Stout Student Award competition. Student award recipients are selected by their respective colleges and universities.

HOW TO APPLY

Local governments are encouraged to apply for a G. Herbert Stout Award. The four requirements:

  • Applications must include a short technical paper
  • Applications must be submitted by a local government entity
  • Projects must be operational at the time of submission
  • Projects should illustrate the benefits of using GIS

 

Entries may be submitted via US mail, overnight mail, or email by January 22, 2019.

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LOCATION AND LODGING

When the conference sessions are over, do you crash in your hotel room all night? Of course not! Not when there is a vibrant downtown area to explore. Benefiting from more than $1.7 billion in investment, downtown Winston-Salem has dining and entertainment options that will suit everyone. So when your conference day is done let the “City of Arts & Innovation” show you what it has to offer. And when it is time to get some rest, you can do so at either one of the conference hotels. The Marriott and Embassy Suites hotels are both offering a special conference rate. Make your reservation today!

$149 per night

$139 per night

Benton Convention Center
Address
301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 727-2976
February 27 - March 1
About the Conference

Bringing the GIS Community together in North Carolina

Come join us!

Since 1987, the NC GIS Conference has served the GIS community by bringing together professionals from across the state to share in their experiences and learn about current trends and technologies. Attracting over 900 registrants in 2017 and averaging close to 50 vendors per conference, NCSIS2019 has expanded to three days to reduce overlap among over 40 technical and educational sessions.  The conference is returning to Winston-Salem and the completely renovated Benton Convention Center and we expect another fabulous event.

The conference depends on committees that are comprised of volunteers to help plan and run this three-day event. Volunteer participation is vital to a successful conference. Get involved! Just contact us if you are willing to lend a hand. Don’t hesitate, we can always use more help.