The Maine GIS User’s Group is pleased to announce our Fall Annual Meeting and Educator’s Conference on Friday October 20th at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.

 Call for Workshops/Talks

We are looking for a series of workshops or talks which provide users with new skills or the opportunity to learn about new technology or methodology.  The format for talks for our Fall meetings are longer workshops.  

If you have an idea you think would appeal to our membership but are not sure which format would be best or have any other questions please contact Judy Colby-George (

General Guidelines:
  • An individual may propose up to two abstracts.
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words

Speakers should consider several options:

Workshops (up to 2 hrs in duration)
Proposed workshops should be hands-on and relevant to GIS professionals. Participants should spend the majority of the time working with software and data or other activities directly applicable to GIS professionals. Indicate in your description what hands-on activities participants would engage in; what handouts, data, software and operating system(s) will be used; and the general structure of the workshop.
  • For workshops, participants will be asked to bring their own laptops, if they have them.
  • Workshops that work best use web-based or platform independent software.
Panels (1 hour, including extended Q & A)
Panels should be a group of individuals discussing experiences with a particular topic.  
  • Panels may include one organizer and up to three panel members.
  • The best panels include ample time for questions and discussion among participants and panelists.

Presentations (~30 minutes, including 5 min Q&A)
Presentations should inform participants on a particular topic related to GIS, Cartography, Spatial Analysis, Data management, etc.  Presentations should be software neutral wherever possible, intending to provide participants with new methods, project management, or other techniques which can be used broadly.
  • Presentations may incorporate slide shows, printed materials, demonstrations, discussion, etc.
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