AutoCarto 2020

Esri campus

CaGIS is proud to present AutoCarto 2020, the 23rd International Research Symposium on Computer-based Cartography.

AutoCarto 2020 will take place on the Esri Campus in Redlands, CA, from Wednesday, May 20 through Friday, May 22. Workshops will be held on Tuesday, May 19.


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Important Dates

  • Workshop proposals due: December 1, 2019
  • Workshop decisions: December 10, 2019
  • Extended abstracts due: January 10, 2020
  • Extended abstracts decisions: February 10, 2020
  • Student assistantship applications due: February 14, 2020

The AutoCarto symposium series, started in 1974, has a long history of bringing together people from academia, industry, and government agencies to share research and explore new ideas in cartography and GIScience.

The theme of AutoCarto 2020 is WhereNext. In this symposium, we not only look at where we are and where to go next, we also challenge the ideas of where and next in terms of meaning, communication, visualization, and reasoning in the new age of automation, robotic revolution, and artificial intelligence (AI). A tentative agenda for the conference has been posted.

Conference Chair

Aileen Buckley, Esri, Inc.

Program Committee

May Yuan (Chair), The University of Texas at Dallas
David Alvarez, Esri, Inc.
Samantha Arundel, United States Geological Survey
Dan Cole, Smithsonian Institute
Eric Delmelle, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Indy Hurt, Zillow, Inc.
Thomas Pingel, Virginia Tech University
Alexandre Sorokine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Organizing Committee

Dan Cole (Chair), Smithsonian Institute
Rex Cammack, University of Nebraska – Omaha
Kari Craun, United States Geological Survey
Scott Freundschuh, University of New Mexico
Charlie Frye, Esri, Inc.
Mark Kumler, University of Redlands

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