Colorado Springs, CO

October 19th–22nd, 2016

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

Make your plans now to participate in the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Join professionals and enthusiasts from government, commercial, and not-for-profit groups along with academics, scholars, map/GIS librarians, artists, technologists, and students in our 36th Annual Meeting.

Call For Papers

Check this site in early 2016 for details on how to submit abstracts for presentation, as well as entries for our map gallery and workshop proposals. If you have something special in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us about it now so that we can plan ahead for your contribution.

Opening Keynote

Kirk Goldsberry, Visiting Scholar at Harvard University

Kirk Goldsberry is a visiting scholar at Harvard University and former staff writer for ESPN’s Grantland. He received his Ph.D. in Geography in 2007 from the University of California, Santa Barbara before serving as a professor for 6 years at Michigan State and Harvard. In 2013, Kirk began writing for Grantland. Kirk’s work to develop spatial visualizations for sports data has been featured in outlets such as Wired, the New York Times, and FiveThirtyEight.

Closing Keynote


Rebecca Solnit

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of fifteen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, the power of stories, and hope, most recently Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas. Rebecca is the winner of the 2015-2016 Corlis Benifideo Award for Imaginative Cartography.



Conference Location

The Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs
4 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

We’ll share details on how to take advantage of a special conference room rate in early 2016, and provide tips on alternative affordable accommodations as well.



A refund of your registration fee will be made minus a $50 processing fee, if cancellation is received in writing at least fourteen days prior to the date of the event. Alternates are encouraged to attend for any pre-registrant who is unable to attend.

Field trips are dependent on minimum attendance, encourage your friends to sign up!