Now in its 25th year, CalGIS draws GIS practitioners who present on a broad array of subject areas, and it provides a friendly and supportive audience for novice presenters. Each one of you who are reading this should submit a presentation proposal. Seriously!
Carrie Carsell, who served as our Chapter President in 2017, is the Conference Chair, and Jane Schafer-Kramer, also a past chapter president, is serving as the Program Chair.
The agenda is developed by reviewing submissions received through the Call for Presentations. The 2019 Planning Committee welcomes the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, mini-workshops, and panel discussions.
We've included a list of suggested topics below to generate ideas. We welcome topics of interest at all levels, from beginner to expert. All proposals received will be reviewed and considered for the program.
Suggested Presentation Topics:
Transportation GIS including transit, bicycle and pedestrian, safety, autonomous vehicles, multi-modal safety and vision zero, transportation network companies
Open Source Development
Geospatial Technology for Agriculture, including Cannabis
GIS for Environmental and Social Justice
GIS Leadership, Management, and Human Resources
Geospatial Data Standards, Governance, and Curation
GIS for Research
GIS for Emergency and Incident Response
GIS Supporting Health & Human Services
GIS for Water Planning, Management & Sustainability
Data Sharing & Web Development
Solutions for Small Jurisdictions
Next Generation 911
Mobile & Cloud Solutions
Data Collection and Safety in the Field
Innovations/Outside the Box Applications
Artificial Intelligence/Big Data in GIS
Imagery: Use of UAVs/Drones
The Geography part of GIS
And Everything else ...
Single presentation—individual presentation that will be scheduled on its own. Each presenter is allotted approximately 25 minutes, including questions from the attendees.
Complete session—Comprised of one subject covered by one or more presenters. The expectation is that the depth and complexity of the issue merits the longer time. A complete session is 90 minutes in length.
Panel discussion —A panel is a 60-90 minute presentation which encourages interaction and discussion between the panelists and the audience. Panel presentations should include at least three panelists all speaking on aspects of a particular topic.
Mini-workshop—A 90-minute seminar, forum, or tutorial presented by an individual or small team on a particular topic. Topics could range from a technical “how-to” to policy and governance.