While one publication recently elected to announce that GIS conferences are dead (rather tough to generalize that I’d like to think) , the USGS and their National Map Conference is reporting a sell out. Mark Newell, PR specialist at the USGS has shared details with me that as of Tuesday of this week, they had to close the registration for both the GIS Workshop and The National Map Users Conference – capacity maxed out! The inaugural Users Conference for The National Map, held in tandem with the USGS GIS Workshop will take place May 10-13, 2011 in Denver, Colorado at the Marriott West in Golden, CO.
From the USGS… The goal of the interactive workshop and conference is to serve and enhance communications among the communities of users of The National Map, Federal GIS specialists and scientists, and data providers. Topics will include existing applications and visions for future scientific and modeling applications using The National Map, opportunities for partnerships, and advances in geospatial technologies. The event will focus on user and partner interaction using various formats: interactive panels, lightening sessions, poster presentations, workshops, as well as presentations and demonstrations. This gathering is designed to provide a relaxed, collaborative, and informative venue to explore the direction of The National Map, mapping trends, and GIS applications.
Congrats to the USGS on getting the word out.
Follow updates about the event on Twitter @USGSTNM and see the official event hashtag #tnmuc