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!

Program

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: potential trips include a local Historical Tour of Pittsburgh and day trip to Falling Waters (Frank Lloyd Wright house)FULL SCHEDULE

Conference Site and Hotel

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

You can (and are encouraged to) make hotel reservations now for NACIS 2014 if you know you will be attending. Registration for the meeting will be available later.

Follow this reservation link or call 1-800-228-9290. Make sure to mention North American Cartographic Information Society Annual Meeting when you call.

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