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Present Your Work

From lightning presentations and hands-on workshops to engaging panels and paper presentations, TUgis conference offers practitioners and technologists multiple ways to present their work to large audiences eager to participate.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2020 conference.

Have questions?

Contact Dr. Martin Roberge, Program Committee

Map-App Design Competition

Entries in the Map-App Design Competition should demonstrate the use of GIS for specific applications and should illustrate the importance of the visual display of geospatial information in addition to overall user experience. Maps and Apps submitted for the competition will be displayed in the conference Map-App virtual gallery. There will be a special session where contestants are invited to interact with conference attendees.

Registered conference attendees will vote for their favorite in each of the following categories:

  • Student Map
  • Student App
  • Professional App

NOTE: Entries to the Map-App Design Competition will go through a submission and review process similar to that of other presentations. Maps should be submitted as a pdf file which the TUgis staff will print and display at the conference. Apps should be submitted as a URL that links to the content. Contestants may only submit one map and one app entry to the competition.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2020 Map-App Design Competition.

Have questions?

Contact Christina Gladmon, chair of the Map-App Design Competition.

OpenStreetMap: Data + Community

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is dubbed “the Wikipedia of map data” and is a powerful tool used by GIS professionals, cartographers, mapping enthusiasts, governments, non-profits, and for-profit companies to access standardized geospatial information across the world. Pop in any time during this session to learn how YOU can contribute to this global GIS database in just a few minutes. All are welcome, whether you are completely new to GIS or a hardened devotee of Jack.

Participants will learn how to contribute to OSM and will be shown the two main “Tasking” managers which are used to focus attention on high priority mapping tasks: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap and OpenStreetMap US. Resources will be provided about additional OSM activities, including local meetups, conferences, and how to download OSM data into a desktop GIS for additional analysis.

Software Needs

The only requirements are a modern web browser, internet, and a free Openstreetmap.org account, which can be set up in minutes. If you’re using a laptop, it’s best to use a mouse; trackpads are doable, but tricky.