North Dakota GIS Users Conference

Sept. 10-12, 2013

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

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We invite you to participate in the 2013 North Dakota GIS Users Conference. The conference will be held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The abstract deadline has expired, however there is still time to register to attend! The final schedule is now online.


























Invitation to participate

How to Remain Relevant in the Age of Change, or What GIS Pros Can Do to Keep Their Skills in Demand. Click here for a description of the presentation.


James Fee, owner of Spatially Adjusted LLC, GIS Blogger and creator of Planet Geospatial.


James Fee is widely seen as an industry leader in the rapidly growing field of geospatial and location technologies.  He is the Founder and President of Spatially Adjusted, a GIS consulting company that specializes in helping organizations get the most value out of spatial technologies.  Previously he was the head of Marketing for a cloud startup and Associate at two well-known consulting companies. James has also blogged about GIS for almost 10 years and started the GIS community Planet Geospatial.  He has also run the WhereCampPHX unconference since its founding and is the spark that makes the PHXGeo meetup group hum.  James is the host of a web interview program called Hangouts with James Fee where he interviews GIS and spatial personalities weekly.

Unmanned Aircraft: Turning Potential into Reality. Click here for a description of the presentation.


Mark Askelson, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of North Dakota.


Dr. Mark Askelson has more than 15 years of research and applications experience with weather radar, including advanced applications involving radar polarimetry and phased array technologies. His areas of expertise include radar meteorology, numerical weather prediction, and data assimilation. His current research efforts include the estimation of precipitation occurrence and amounts using multiple sensing platforms (including radar and satellite) for application to surface transportation needs (maintenance and traveler information), the development of new analysis techniques for the analysis and prediction of fine-scale phenomena of interest to the U.S. Army, and the determination of physical processes important to tornado development in supercell thunderstorms.

Keynote Presentations by:

Here are a few other reasons why you should attend:


-NEW for 2013: Demo Theater!

-get new ideas for improving your existing GIS systems or building a new system

-get tips and tricks to maximize your software

-get a heads-up on the latest technology changes

-hear the latest news on data and technology

-hear what your peers and others are doing

-network and reconnect with other GIS users from across the region

-see live demonstrations of innovative solutions in the new Demo Theater area

-see some of the latest technology in the Exhibitor area

-relatively inexpensive and within easy driving distance

For more details, contact your Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs:

Ann Fritz, ND Department of Health -
Brad Rundquist, UND Department of Geography -