A few years ago the Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC) asked members to share stories of how members became interested in geospatial technology. Click here to read those stories. It is interesting to read all the different ways people get involved – often through school, other times through a work project, even through life events (hurricanes, Disney World, 4-H, etc.) No matter what path brought you to GIS; we’re glad you are here. Please consider sharing your story on the IGIC website as well.
This week we are highlighting a number of upcoming geospatial conferences and the organizations that they representing. Conferences are a moment to learn something new, hear about great work that our colleagues are doing, find opportunities for collaboration, share knowledge, and have fun.
ITAG is the Iowa Technology And Geospatial Conference. The ITAG conference is a joint effort between the Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC) and the Iowa Counties Information Technology (ICIT) organizations. This conference is unique, in that it offers two GIS tracks and two information technology (IT) tracks. This is helpful as many GIS professionals are also involved with IT as part of their job. This is the second year of the joint conference.
ITAG is June 13-15, 2018 at the West Des Moines Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa. There are pre-conference workshops on June 12. For registration information,click here. For a detailed agenda,click here.