NC GIS Conference 2017-Call for ideas & proposals

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NC GIS Conference 2017-Call for ideas & proposals


On behalf of Jeff Essic. This is the largest conference in the Southeast, and generally pulls about 1000  attendees. All  GIS projects are encouraged, no matter what your using to do them. Is there something you really want to see covered? Internet of Things? Drones? Something else? Anyone can submit ideas for what they think is hot.





Please mark your calendars now for the 2017 NC GIS Conference, to be held at the Raleigh Convention Center, February 22-24!!  As in years past, Wednesday February 22nd will have CURISA workshops, and the 23rd-24th will be the actual conference.  The theme is "30 Rocks GIS!" as this is the Conference's 30th anniversary.



The Program Committee is now soliciting presentation abstracts and suggestions for presentations at the conference.  You may submit a complete abstract for a presentation that you would like to deliver -- or you may also make a suggestion for a topic or speaker that you would like to see.


Please submit your title or topic idea, a short description (no more than a few sentences), and relevant contact information using the form at You can suggest yourself or someone else as the presenter.  


The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 12, 2016 but earlier submissions are strongly encouraged and in fact will receive greater consideration as we work through the summer to compile the program.  Multiple submissions are welcome.



Topic areas include, but are not limited to:


- Data: Census, Orthophotography, LiDAR, Best Practices, Sharing and Collaboration, etc.


- Applications: Transportation, Public Safety, Planning, Environment, Property Mapping, and others.


- Technology: Development Platforms, Cloud Computing, Mobile Applications, Spatial Business Intelligence, and more.


- GIS in the Enterprise: Management Best Practices, Technology Trends, System Integration, Professional Development/Certification, and more.


- Legislation: Topics focused on the increasing role of GIS for public policy, as well as questions around data privacy, access, and sharing.


The 2017 NC GIS Conference website is still under development, but will be  Meanwhile, you may still go to this site to get a sense of the 2015 conference while it is still there.



** Another note for folks within the higher-education community:  We are no longer conducting a separate solicitation process for academic abstracts.  Instead, please submit your abstracts for full consideration using the same form linked above.



Thank you very much,

Jeff Essic

Tim Johnson

Co-chairs, 2017 NC GIS Conference Program Committee




Jeff Essic
Data Services Librarian
North Carolina State University
D.H. Hill Library, Research & Information Services
Box 7111, Raleigh, NC  27695-7111
(919) 515-5698



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