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University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)

The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) is a consortium of 70 American universities, associations, and organizations with research, education, and related interests in geographic information science. It was established as a nonprofit organization in 1994 for the primary purposes of advancing geographic information science research and education. UCGIS seeks to promote the understanding of geographic processes and spatial relationships through improved theory, methods, technology, and data.

Member institutions have programs in cartography, cognitive science, computer science, engineering and land surveying, environmental science, geodetic science, geography, landscape architecture, medicine, law and public policy, remote sensing and photogrammetry, and statistics.

Two national conferences are held each year. A policy and legislation meeting in Washington, D.C., in February, focuses on current developments in federal agencies and in the ...

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