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The National Map Users Conference and USGS Geographic Information Science (GIS) Workshop



TNM User Conference

      Notice: The Users Conference and GIS Workshop have concluded. Thank you for your participation.

Who: Scientists, professionals, and other users of GIS and The National Map

What: The inaugural Users Conference for The National Map, held in tandem with the USGS GIS Workshop

When: May 10-13, 2011

Where: The GIS Workshop will be held at the USGS National Training Center, located on the Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, Colorado, May 10-11. The National Map Users Conference will be held directly after the GIS Workshop at a convention center in the Lakewood, Colorado, area, May 12-13.


Why should I attend? 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.

What is the schedule?
  • The first part of the week will be the GIS Workshop, offered as a pre-conference seminar. It will focus on hands-on GIS training and seminars concerning current topics of geospatial interest.
  • The second part of the week will feature interactive and lively briefings and discussions on issues and opportunities of The National Map. We are especially requesting the participation of scientists and other users who have a story to share on how The National Map has contributed to their projects
  • You may attend one or both activities. See the agenda and registration for detailed information.


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