Discover. Network. Collaborate.

The TUgis Conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.

August 7: Day 1 brings together hundreds of GIS pros for training sessions, exhibitors interactions, affinity meetings, meet ups for emerging professionals and those working on their GISP. Day 1 closes with the ever popular TUgis happy hour.

August 8: Day 2—the main day—attracts nearly 500+ GIS pros for a full day of industry talks, workshops, and sessions. Day 2 is capped off with an ice cream social.

Wednesday, August 7

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens. Training and Exhibitor Arrival. Coffee Available.
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. All-Day Training Sessions

  • ArcGIS Pro: Tips & Tricks for Beginners and Beyond—SOLD OUT
  • Big Data Geoprocessing with the Postgres, QGIS, and Python—SOLD OUT
  • Intermediate ArcGIS Online and MD iMAP
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Training Sessions

  • Big Data, IoT, BI, AI, ML and Blockchain
  • GISP Certification Application
  • Ground, Air, and/or In Between—When to use Ground Surveying, Aircraft or UAS
  • Working with CAD Data in a GIS World
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00–6:00 p.m. Map App Gallery Open
1:00–2:00 p.m. Map App Gallery Presentations
1:00–4:00 p.m. Training Sessions

  • Building Story Maps with ArcGIS
  • The Language of Spatial Analysis Workshop
  • Working with Topographic LiDAR in Maryland
1:00–6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Hall Open
2:00–4:00 p.m. Special Interest Group Meetings (concurrently)
4:30–6:00 p.m. TUgis Signature Networking Happy Hour
followed by Mappy Hour @ Charles Village Pub and Patio

Thursday, August 8

8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration, Networking + Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:00 a.m. Session 1: Industry Talks
10:00–10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Hall Open
10:30–11:30 a.m. Session 2
10:30–3:30 p.m. Map App Gallery open
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase + Map App Gallery Presentations
12:00–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–2:15 p.m. Session 3
2:15–2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30–3:30 p.m. Session 4
3:30–4:30 p.m. Closing Session: Ice Cream Social + Map Competition Awards

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Attend a Training Session

Sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Attend a Special Interest Groups

These meetings are for novice and experienced GIS professionals alike and are a great way to connect with new ideas, technologies, and colleagues.

Registration Open

Register for the conference and consider a half-day or full-day training.