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We are pleased to announce that the keynote speakers for AutoCarto 2020 will be Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop from the U.S. Census Bureau (left), Laura Bliss from CityLab (center), and Bernard Jenny from Monash University (right). We are grateful to have them join us at Redlands, CA, May 19-22!

Every four years, the US National Committee (USNC) for the International Cartographic Association (ICA) publishes the US National Report. The report summarizes cartography and geographic information science (GIScience) activities in the nation during the previous four years across all sectors, including academia, industry, and government.

This year’s report includes a one-page editorial by USNC chair Aileen Buckley, an open-access peer-reviewed article published in CaGIS by Keith Clarke, J. Michael Johnson, and Tim Trainor, and a comprehensive online report by multiple authors and edited by Aileen Buckley.

Thanks to these authors and the many contributors to the report!

The Cartographic and Geographic Information Society is proud to present AutoCarto 2020, the 23rd International Research Symposium on Computer-based Cartography. The symposium will be held May 20 to 22, 2020, in Redlands, California, on the beautiful Esri campus. 

Since 1974, AutoCarto been has the premier symposium to showcase transformational research in cartographic and GIScience. This meeting continues to bring together cartographers, geographers, geospatial analysts, GIScientists, and others from around the world conducting research on the cutting edge of the geospatial sciences.

Preparations are underway for the 23rd in the series—AutoCarto 2020! For future developments, watch cartogis.org/autocarto! For more information, contact:

Aileen Buckley, AutoCarto 2020 Conference Chair
May Yuan, AutoCarto 2020 Program Chair

CaGIS is pleased to announce that the 2019 winner of the Ph.D. Scholarship is Brent Dell from the University of Texas.  Brent is advised by Dr. May Yuan and is a member of the Geospatial Analytics and Innovative Applications (GAIA) Laboratory, where his research integrates augmented and virtual reality and aerial archaeology with drones.

ASPRS & CAGIS are distributing the first ever State of Geospatial Employment Survey. This survey will be the largest survey of its kind providing valuable data on the state of geospatial employment, compensation and ideology across different countries, professions and types of employers.

Just click on the following link to participate in this historic event.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNGVKW5

From left: Thomas Pingel, Matt Rice, Samantha Arundel, Kevin Hawley

Congratulations to our newly elected CaGIS VP Thomas Pingel of Virginia Tech, and our two new Directors Kevin Hawley of the US Census Bureau & Samantha Arundel!

We also thank Howard Veregin from the Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office and Matt Rice from George Mason University, who are rotating off the board. Thanks, Howard and Matt, for your service to CaGIS!

Kari Craun, a Past President of CaGIS, has been selected as the first recipient of the Henry Gannett internal award to recognize outstanding contributions to the geospatial community by a USGS employee. Kari is Director of the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) and was selected for her extraordinary leadership and advancement of topographic services. More information about the award and Kari’s work as Director of NGTOC are available in the official USGS news release about the award

In addition to the many Cartography and GI Science related sessions at AAG this year, CaGIS would like to make sure the membership is aware of two particular events:

On Tuesday, April 2 from 6 – 8pm, CaGIS will be hosting a reception in the Johnson Room (note: not the Jackson Room as originally stated) at the Marriott Wardman Park. Hors d’ouerves and various adult beverages will be served. Come and mingle with colleagues, learn what CaGIS has been up to lately, and meet the board members of CaGIS.

On Wednesday, April 3 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm, there will be a USNC meeting held in room Delaware A, at the Marriott Wardman Park. We will be discussing the 2019 International Cartographic Conference and related activities.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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