The UCGIS creates and supports communities of practice for GIScience research, education, and policy endeavors in higher education and with allied institutions. We aim to be the professional hub for the academic GIS community.
Founded in 1946, the CGS is the oldest statewide organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding of geography as well as promoting interaction amongst academic and applied geographers, as well as members of the general public who share an interest in geography.
Explore the fundamentals of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and how it works by conducting "backyard" laboratory experiments on your own mobile device. Learn the basics of satellite navigation and witness the power of a network with planet-wide coverage.
Learn about GIS and how the technology is being used in the real world to support problem-solving and decision-making. Participants will create and manage spatial databases, produce well-designed maps, and undertake spatial data analysis using free online software tools.