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.

2016 Registration Open

Preliminary Schedule Released

Our meeting in Colorado Springs will feature a great lineup of presenters from all branches of the cartographic world. Check out the preliminary schedule at

Once you’ve had a look over the schedule, hit the button below to register and join in!

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Discounted early rates will be available until October 7th, 2016, so register now! Questions? Contact us!

Our 2016 meeting will overlap in part with the 2016 Meeting of the Great Plains / Rocky Mountains Division of the AAG – We hope you’ll consider participating in both meetings!


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

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a geographer and writer whose work focuses on how human difference is thought about and acted on in the world. He is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World (Knopf / 2016) and the co-editor, with Rebecca Solnit, of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (California / 2016). The recipient of fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Social Science Research Council, his essays and reportage on arts, race, history, and culture have appeared in The New York Review of Books, Harper’s, The Believer, The Nation, Artforum, and Transition, among many other publications. He earned his Ph.D. in geography at UC-Berkeley, and is currently a visiting scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU.


Conference Location

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

The Antlers is now full: this includes both our room block and rooms outside our block. We encourage you to make arrangements on your own elsewhere. Consider posting on if you’re interested in finding a roommate (or a ride-share from the airport!).

Our 2016 meeting will overlap in part with the 2016 Meeting of the Great Plains / Rocky Mountains Division of the AAG – It’ll be held at the same hotel, and we hope you’ll consider participating in both meetings!

NACIS Night Out

This year’s NACIS Night Out will take place at Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub on Thursday, October 20th. Join in for food, drinks, and fun with fellow Cartographers when Registration opens this summer!



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!