Pittsburgh, PA

Love maps, data, visual story, and cartographic design?

Make your plans now to participate in the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Join with other professionals and enthusiasts from government, commercial, and not-for-profit groups along with academics, scholars, map/GIS librarians, artists, technologists, and students.

Submissions for presentations are now closed but the Map Gallery and student mapping competitions are still open.

Here is one last enticement for you to make sure you dont miss this years NACIS Annual Meeting:

Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) will be holding their biennial meeting, AutoCarto, in the same hotel the three days prior (Oct. 5-7) to the NACIS Annual Meeting. CaGIS is an international research symposium on cartography, geospatial science, and visualization. Discounted rate available for NACIS members, view AutoCarto Preliminary Program (pdf). You can make it a complete Carto-Geek Week in October!


A brief summary schedule is below but be sure to visit our full schedule at nacis2014.sched.org. You can see details about sessions, read abstracts, and find out about exciting field trips and work shops.

Wednesday8th OctoberPre-conference events: Practical Cartography Day and Cartography and Geographic Data Collection Day. Welcoming events including Map and Poster Gallery and Opening Reception Speaker: Martin Aurand, Architecture Librarian at Carnegie Mellon UniversityFULL SCHEDULE
Thursday9th OctoberMain program: full day of sessions devoted to Cartography, NACIS night out at the Blue Line GrillFULL SCHEDULE
Friday10th OctoberMain program: full day of sessions devoted to Cartography, Banquet and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anne Kelly Knowles, Professor of Geography at Middlebury College, GeoDweeb Geopardy! game following the BanquetFULL SCHEDULE
Saturday11th OctoberWorkshops: half and full-day hands-on sessions for learning new skills, Field Trips: local Historical Tour of Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol Museum, and Wigle Whiskey TourFULL SCHEDULE

Conference Site and Hotel

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

While the conference hotel is nearly booked, several nearby hotels also feature the discount NACIS rate.

Hotel Alt 1: The Omni William Penn Hotel has room block at $169/night. Call 1-800-THEOMNI and reference the room block for “North American Cartographic Information Society” to enjoy the discount. The group discount expires Sept. 15th, call today! 

Hotel Alt 2: Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown (make online reservation) has additional rooms available. Call 1 (800) MARRIOTT to book your room. To enjoy the NACIS group rate you must mention the NACIS group while making the reservation. The group discount expires Sept. 16th, call today! 

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