Geo Conferences in Portland

burning mapUpdate! In an effort to minimize people’s travel impacts, WhereCampPDX is bumping up to the weekend prior and sharing the weekend with State of the Map US (SOTM), October 12-14th. WhereCampPDX has always been a flexible event and will continue to host one of the premier map events in the region. WhereCampPDX organizers are working closely with SOTM organizers to avoid overlap and be as complimentary as can be. 

This year brings a wealth of map-related attention to Portland, OR and the region, most recently, with props given to Dave Imus and his latest map of the United States. But that’s just the beginning. This year, the 2012 annual North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference will be coming to Portland on October 17th-19th. The Doubletree (Lloyd Center) will be the epicenter of the conference with a timely segue into wrap up of WhereCampPDX on October 19th-21st 12th-14th. For those in town a bit earlier, the GISPro 2012/Northwest GIS User Conference will also be held in Portland on during the week of September 30-October 4th. But if you just can’t wait to get some carto-action, the GIS in Action conference is coming up this March 13th and 14th with three sessions dedicated to Open Source mapping solutions. The conference will piggyback the PLSO‘s regional conference (Land Surveyors). There’s even rumor of the State of the Map U.S. (SOTM) following WhereCampPDX (let’s hope!). And State of the Map US is coming to Portland. There’s so much to get excited about and there are many ways you can get involved. Here’s how: