2016 Conference
Plan on attending the NWGIS User Group conference in Salem, Oregon October 17-21, 2016.

The theme of the conference is “Bridging the Gap”.  The venue for the conference will be the Salem Convention Center. Prior to the actual conference we will offer various training opportunities as well as volunteer project to help give back to the community. Look for a call for presentations next spring and mark your calendar for the 31st Northwest GIS User Group Conference.
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Call For Presentations

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 2:06pm -- bbutterfield

The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to August 15, 2016.

What can YOU share at the 2016 Northwest GIS User Conference? Proposals are now being accepted for lightning talks, presentations, panels, and workshops. Give back to the community, build your professional network, and earn credits toward your GISP by sharing your work.

This year's sessions are focused on the following themes:

New Directions: Where we're going

The more things change, the more they keep changing. GIS-related tools and technologies just arriving on scene and what's on the horizon. Help find the sweet spot between old school and hype.

Projects & Studies: What we're doing

Show your work. Case studies, analyses, tools, and other products that illustrate how we are putting technologies to work to answer critical questions - and lessons learned along the way.

Goals & Strategies: The why and how

Register Now for the 2016 NWGIS User Group Conference

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:55pm -- Bart

Registration for the 2016 Northwest GIS User Group Conference is now open and available on the NWGIS website. This year's conference is being held at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon. Pre-conference workshops are October 17-18, 2016 and the full conference is October 19-21, 2016. This year's conference theme is "Bridging the Gap." Our session themes offer five lenses to illuminate where we are and where we want to be.

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The Winner of the 2016 NWGIS Teaching Grant is….

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:32am -- bbutterfield
Thank you to all of the parties who submitted applications for the inaugural 2016 NWGIS teaching grant!  The grant applications covered a wide-range of topics and it was very interesting to learn more about what our teachers and professors are exploring with GIS and geography. 
 
Congratulations to our winners - Professors John Ritter and Jack Walker from the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT)!  The professors will receive $5,000 for the purpose of acquiring UAS software from Pix4d.  The software will be used by the professors to process imagery for classroom demonstrations, exercises, and projects for the GIS classes they teach at OIT.  This software acquisition is expected to impact up to 240 students with various majors including GIS/geomatics, environmental science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and renewable energy.
 
Please join us in congratulating the professors at the NWGIS User Group Meetup event at the 2016 ESRI Conference!

Teaching Grant Available!

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 2:48pm -- Linda

Northwest GIS User Group – GIS Teaching Grant 2016

Background

One of the goals of the Northwest (NW) GIS User Group is to foster and support GIS education in our region. Due to the financial success of the past several Northwest GIS conferences that we have hosted, our organization can now offer, on a one year pilot basis, a GIS teaching grant of up to $5,000.

The purpose of the grant: Provide a GIS educator with funds to pursue limited research or to provide a unique training experience for one of their courses. At this time, since this grant proposal is a one‐year trial, we are receptive as to the type of funding requests that we receive.

We will evaluate each grant request using the following non‐ranked criteria:

  • Number of GIS students that are impacted
  • Length of time; Is this a one year opportunity or an ongoing effort
  • Is the NW GIS grant request part of a collaborative funding request
  • Amount of funding requested
  • Sustainability over time

Eligible Educators

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