UMGEOCON Call for Abstracts

A coalition of six upper Midwest geospatial organizations has come together to produce a unique learning experience which will provide mid-level, career-minded GIS personnel with the opportunity to broaden their community/regional connections and professional knowledge. The Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference (UMGEOCON) will take place on ”’May 25-26, 2016”’ at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and focus on emerging geospatial trends and technologies. As such, the event Program Committee is seeking cutting-edge presentations and workshops that explore the Geospatial Revolution. Some potential topics include:

* Cross border/regionally significant issues (e.g. invasive species control)
* Indoor positioning systems
* LiDAR developments
* Spatial law
* Open data polices
* Drones/UASs/UAVs developments and issues
* Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems
* Automatic Vehicle Location systems
* Emergency Services Sector issues (e.g. NG-9-1-1 and COP)
* Smart Grid
* 3D geospatial modeling
* Open source software
* Cloud services
* Data sharing solutions
* Systems integration
* Professional certifications

This call for abstracts will remain open through ”’January 18”’, with announcement of selected abstracts made by February 8.

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