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In light of the important public health considerations related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the AutoCarto Organizing Committee has decided to postpone AutoCarto 2020 until November 2020. The new dates for the conference are Wednesday, November 18, through Friday, November 20, with workshops on Tuesday, November 17. The venue will remain the same – the Esri campus in Redlands, California.

We are still working out the details related to registrations and paper submissions. Please bear with us while we determine the best way to handle these and other important issues. In the meantime, please modify any arrangements you may have made to travel to California in May.

If you have any specific issues or concerns, please email the conference chair, Aileen Buckley (abuckley@esri.com). We appreciate your patience as we continue to make arrangements for these new dates for AutoCarto 2020.

Dr. Aileen Buckley, PhD
AutoCarto Conference Chair

Digital Twin of a Utility: GIS, AI, HPC, and Automatic Building Energy Modeling (AutoBEM) software
June 5th at 12 Noon ET
Presenter: Joshua Ryan New

Please register for the webinar by Wednesday, June 3 at 12:00 pm (noon) EST at https://my.asprs.org/ASPRSMember/Events/GeoByte_Webinars.aspx

In 2019, 125 million U.S. residential and commercial buildings consumed $412 billion in energy bills – 40% of primary energy consumption, 73% of electricity, 80% of peak demand, and 39% of greenhouse gas emissions. A resilient and sustainable built environment would be greatly facilitated by the accurate benchmarking, reduction, and offset of buildings’ energy consumption and renewable opportunities.

Dr. Joshua New discusses his team’s goal to create a model of every building in America by the end of 2020. This approach leverages GIS data, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, and building energy modeling in conjunction with other non-traditional data sources and technologies
to achieve urban- to nation-scale creation, simulation, analysis, and interactive visualization of energy/demand opportunities for every single building at sub-hourly temporal scales and geographical scales larger than a city. Specifically, results will be showcased, validated, and discussed in the context of a digital twin that was created in partnership with the electrical distributor for Chattanooga, TN (EPB).

Dr. Joshua New is a computer scientist from Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he serves at ORNL’s Building Technology Research Integration Center (BTRIC) as subprogram manager for software tools and models. He has over 130 peer-reviewed publications and has led more than 45 competitively-awarded projects in the past 5 years involving websites, web services, databases, simulation development, visual analytics, supercomputing using the world’s #1 fastest supercomputer and artificial intelligence for big data mining. Dr. New’s team vision is to create a model of every U.S. building by the end of 2020 for quantifying energy, demand, emissions, and cost savings

GeoBytes are online seminars presented by ASPRS and sponsored by the ASPRS GIS Division, in cooperation with AAGS and CaGIS. GeoBytes are free for CaGIS members. Look for coupon codes in announcement emails or contact khawley.21@gmail.com for details.

Jeremy Kirkendall and Garrett Layne will present “NASA Disasters Program Mapping Portal Overview” at the next GeoBytes webinar on Friday, May 1. Register by 12:00 pm (noon) EST on April 29 at https://my.asprs.org/ASPRSMember/Events/GeoByte_Webinars.aspx


GeoBytes are online seminars presented by ASPRS and sponsored by the ASPRS GIS Division, in cooperation with AAGS and CaGIS. GeoBytes are free for CaGIS members. Look for coupon codes in announcement emails or contact khawley.21@gmail.com for details.



In light of the important public health considerations related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the AutoCarto Organizing Committee has decided to postpone AutoCarto 2020 until November 2020. The new dates for the conference are Wednesday, November 18, through Friday, November 20, with workshops on Tuesday, November 17. The venue will remain the same – the Esri campus in Redlands, California.

We are still working out the details related to registrations and paper submissions. Please bear with us while we determine the best way to handle these and other important issues. In the meantime, please modify any arrangements you may have made to travel to California in May.

If you have any specific issues or concerns, please email the conference chair, Aileen Buckley (abuckley@esri.com). We appreciate your patience as we continue to make arrangements for these new dates for AutoCarto 2020.

Dr. Aileen Buckley, PhD
AutoCarto Conference Chair



This is an archived post. Due to public health considerations, AutoCarto 2020 has been postponed to November 17-20. Please see cartogis.org/autocarto for the most current information.

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Posters has been published for AutoCarto 2020, to be held November 17-20 at the Esri campus in Redlands, CA. The deadline for submission of posters will be announced soon.

This is an archived post. Due to public health considerations, AutoCarto 2020 has been postponed to November 17-20. Please see cartogis.org/autocarto for the most current information.

Due to the overwhelming requests, the submission deadline of extended abstracts (up to 1,500 words) has been extended to January 24, 2020.

Below is the updated schedule:
Extended Abstracts due: January 24, 2020 (firmed date. No further extension possible)
Extended Abstracts decision: February 28, 2020
Student assistantship applications due: February 14, 2020
Poster submission: March 1- 16, 2020 (please do not submit before March 1, 2020)
Poster decisions: March 30, 2020

AutoCarto 2020  (https://cartogis.org/autocarto/autocarto-2020/)

Submission link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=autocarto2020#

This is an archived post. Due to public health considerations, AutoCarto 2020 has been postponed to November 17-20. Please see cartogis.org/autocarto for the most current information.

January 2, 2020

Extended abstracts for AutoCarto 2020 are due January 10 – see https://cartogis.org/autocarto/autocarto-2020/call-for-submissions/ for details.

This is an archived post. Due to public health considerations, AutoCarto 2020 has been postponed to November 17-20. Please see cartogis.org/autocarto for the most current information.

The AutoCarto 2020 Program Committee is pleased to announce the selected workshops to be held in coordination with AutoCarto 2020 to be held in Redlands, CA. Workshops will be held on Tuesday, May 19th, in advance of AutoCarto 2020. They range from 90 minutes to full-day workshops.

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