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.

September 2021 Events

September 21 – 23, 2021
Hannover, Germany

The CONFERENCE reflects the INTERGEO motto “Inspiration for a smarter world” in all its facets. 
It takes up current and future-oriented topics. Questions on sustainability and “Green data for all“, technology trends such as machine learning and virtual reality, in the field of positioning the focus on Galileo and Precise Point Positioning, but also autonomous driving and visualisation methods.

GEO Climate Policy and Finance Workshop
September 21 – 23, 2021

The three-day event will include two days dedicated to Earth observations in support of climate policy and one day dedicated to Earth observations as a basis for climate finance decisions.

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. 

September 27 – October 2, 2021

The biggest meeting of open source geospatial software all around the world. Organized by OSGeo and with more than 15 years of experience, this international anual gathering of location enthusiasts is the largest global gathering for geospatial software.

October 2021

GIS-Pro 2021
October 3 – 6, 2021
Baltimore, MD, USA

Explore 2021
October 12 – 13, 2021

Register now for two days of visionary keynotes, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and much more from Planet.

Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Conference
October 13 – 15, 2021
St. Cloud, MN, USA

The 31st Annual Conference and Workshops of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium will be held October 13-15, 2021 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Workshops will be held Wednesday, October 13, with the conference following on Thursday and Friday. 

NACIS 41st Annual Meeting
October 13 – 16, 2021
Oklahoma City, OK, USA and Remote

This year, organizers offer a hybrid in-person and remote conference experience on October 13-16th. With registration, all presentations will be available live, in real time, even if you attend in person. 

Annual Illinois GIS Association Conference
October 17 – 19, 2021
Lisle, IL, USA

Northwest GIS User Group conference
October 25-28, 2021
Yakima, Washington, USA

The 2021 Conference will be held at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima, Washington. We will gather together around the theme of Rebuilding Together and discuss how GIS and spatial technologies can be used to rebuild.

November 2021 Events

5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities
November 2, 2021
Beijing, China and Online

This workshop concerns with the use of geographic information systems and other spatial technologies in humanities research, placing an emphasis on new methodologies that leverage the aforementioned technical developments.

URISA GIS Leadership Academy
November 8 – 12, 2021
St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Five days of GIS-focused leadership and management training.

4th International Conference on Geomatics Applications
November 16 – 18, 2021
Istanbul, Turkey

Scientific themes 1 – Satellite image processing and photogrammetry 2 – Geo-remote sensing and human settlements analysis 3 – Application of remote sensing and GIS in agriculture & forestry 4 – Application of remote sensing & GIS in marine and atmospheric sciences 5 – Application of remote sensing & GIS in hydrology and water resources 6 – Application of remote sensing and GIS in the environment, pollution and climate change 7 – Application of remote sensing and GIS in the planning of cities and networks 8 – Application of remote sensing and GIS in tourism and archeology

State of the Map Africa 2021
November 19 – 21, 2021

SOTM Africa will bring together participants from around the world to discuss challenges, learn, and celebrate many years of mapping together.

2021 7th International Conference on Space Science and Communication
November 23 – 24, 2021

Space Science and Communication System for Sustainability

November 26 – 27, 2021
Online / Lisbon, Portugal

A free international conference organized by students of a joint MSc program in Geospatial Technologies that has, since 2009, been hosting annual conferences, alternating between the program’s organizing universities, NOVA IMS (Lisbon, Portugal), WWU (Münster, Germany) and UJI (Castellón de la Plana, Spain).

December 2021 Events

GISCI December 2021 Exam Period
December 4 – 11, 2021
Various locations

The next testing window for the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam® as a part of the GISP Certification has been scheduled and will once again be administered by PSI Online through their worldwide testing facilities in a computer-based testing (CBT) format.

URISA GIS Leadership Academy
December 6 – 10, 2021
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Five days of GIS-focused leadership and management training.

International Symposium on Geospatial Approaches to Combating Covid-19
December 13 – 14, 2021
Florence, Italy

This symposium calls for submissions of Covid-19 research from the geospatial perspective.

30th International Cartographic Conference
December 14 – 18, 2021
Florence, Italy

February 2022 Events

URISA Summit: Collaborating on Location, Enterprise Addressing, and NG9-1-1
February 1 – 3, 2022

The program will focus on these areas: GIS-supported Addressing for Governance, Administration, and Management, Addressing for NG9-1-1: A Driving Force for Geospatial Addressing, Address Management: Business Processes and Collaboration and Enterprise Address Data Integration: From Address Reference System to Address Repository.

June 2022 Events

8th International Conference on Cartography and GIS
June 20 -25, 2022
Nessebar, Bulgaria

The aim of the conference is to collect knowledge and share experience about the latest achievements in the field of cartography and GIS. 

September 2022

EuroCarto 2022
September 19 -22, 2022
Vienna, Austria

The International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the Vienna University of Technology are pleased to invite you to the European Cartographic Conference which takes place in Vienna on 19 – 21 September 2022.

April 2023 Events

ICA Mountain Cartography Workshop
April 11 – 15, 2023 (tentative)
Snow Mountain Ranch, CO, USA