GIS Conferences and Events


Listed here are upcoming GIS, remote sensing, and geography events, conferences, and webinars.  Always check the conference page for the latest information for any particular event.  

Events and conferences can be submitted here for listing on this page.

October 2020 Events

Online Launch Event
October 7, 2020
Join the geospatial community on October 7th for the launch of Placekey, a GIS industry initiative to create a free and open standard identifier for places. Our launch event will bring together top geospatial leaders to share their take on their industry and the role Placekey will play in enabling innovation. Sign up to stay informed as we lead up to the big launch and unlock location data for all.

GIS in the Rockies 2020
October 7 – 9, 2020
GIS in the Rockies is the Rocky Mountain West’s premier geospatial information and technology conference. The conference offers opportunities for industry professionals to learn more about geospatial technology issues and business-centric strategies supporting every vertical market touched by the geospatial industry.

WAML Conference 2020 
October 14-16, 2020
Virtual Conference

Join us for  Western Association of Map Libraries’s first-ever virtual (online) annual conference. Registration is free and open to anyone in the world! The conference committee has selected as its online event platform. Registration is now open!

AGIC Education & Training Symposium
October 19 – 22, 2020

The annual Arizona GIS conference, with Jack Dangermond as keynote, offers a variety of presentations, technical sessions, and networking opportunities.


High-Accuracy GPS 101: How to Design Your Mobile GIS Data Collection System
October 8, 2020
Directions Magazine/Hexagon Webinar

Careers of Women in GIS: How to Be Ethical With Data in a Political World Featuring Rebekah Jones
October 13, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
This webinar series highlights women in geospatial fields and provides a platform to tell their unique professional growth stories and career paths. This guided discussion will cover the speaker’s career challenges, current projects, and career growth. Instructor: Rebekah Jones, Florida COVID-19 Whistleblower, Geographer, and Founder of

Spatial Data Science Conference
October 19 – 23, 2020

The conference will feature a series of keynote presentations and workshops that cover cutting-edge techniques in spatial modeling, machine learning, spatial statistics, geo-processing at scale, and novel uses of spatial data sets.

MODIS to VIIRS Transition for Air Quality Applications
Online Training
October 22, 2020: Session A: 09:00 – 10:30 EDT (UTC-4:00) and 16:00  – 17:30 EDT (UTC-4:00)

With the end of the MODIS data record approaching, it is important that current MODIS users transition to VIIRS data and visualization tools. As they make this transition, users also need information regarding which MODIS geophysical parameters will be available with VIIRS and vice-versa, and the differences between them.This training will teach users how to access VIIRS data products, the differences involved in using VIIRS as opposed to MODIS, and how to apply VIIRS aerosol optical depth observations for air quality applications.

Information Visualization of Geospatial Networks, Flows and Movement (MoVis)
Online Workshop
October 25 – 30, 2020
The purpose of this workshop is to help advance the scientific capabilities of visualizing and interacting with large spatial connectivity datasets of movement, telecommunications and social relationship data. This workshop aims to provide a strategic link between the geographic information science (GIScience) and information visualization communities. 

Virginia GeoCon 2020
Oct. 27-28, 2020 (rescheduled from April 21-22)
Richmond, VA, USA

Virginia’s Annual GIS Conference

November 2020 Events

Esri Ocean, Weather, and Climate GIS Forum
November 3–4, 2020

The Esri Ocean, Weather, and Climate GIS Forum is going to be virtual this year. During this forum, the growing community of weather, climate, and ocean science professionals gather online to share advances in data collection, analysis, and our understanding of metOcean interactions. Discuss how multidimensional data and web apps can put scientific information to work in your organization. Consider the potential of sharing knowledge across these disciplines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders. Be part of this growing community as it forges new and better concepts in ocean and atmospheric analytics and applications.

FOSS4G Korea 2020 Online
November 12 – 13, 2020

Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) Workshop
Online Workshop
November 17 – 19, 2020

The JACIE Workshop engages Federal agencies, their partners, and the Commercial Remote Sensing industry with a growing body of available remote sensing data, research, and assessment results. 

AutoCarto 2020
Online Symposium
November 18, 2020
CaGIS is proud to present AutoCarto 2020, the 23rd International Research Symposium on cartography and GIScience, with its focus on the intersection of the two.

HealthGIS: STAR (Spatial Thinking in Applied Research)
November 18, 2020

An online GIS Day event, that will promote and showcase GIS research in Health and other applications.

Geomatics Atlantic 2020 “Visualizing a Resilient Future”
November 25-26, 2020
The Canadian Institute of Geomatics – Newfoundland and Labrador Branch is pleased to announce Geomatics Atlantic 2020, which will focus on traditional geomatics topics plus others such as emergency preparedness, mapping healthy ecosystems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to community science/GIS initiatives, highlighting the role geomatics plays in visualizing our world and building a road map towards a resilient future.

September 2021 Events

Conference: 11th international Conference on Geographic Information Science
September 27 – 30, 2021
Poznań, Poland

The GIScience conference series is deeply interdisciplinary with contributions frequently involving domains such as geography, earth science, cognitive science, information science, computer science, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, life sciences, and social science. 

Geography events not specifically geospatial oriented should be submitted to the events page on Geography Realm. Please do not submit training or courses to this list. GIS related online courses or MOOCs should be submitted via this form.