Presentation/Poster Information

Poster Presentation

Submittals will be hard copy posters or maps of projects, research, procedures or cartographic results that you want to share with your GIS colleagues. There will be three judged categories:

  • Student Poster:  Non-professional primary author
  • Professional Cartographic Map:  Map contents don’t describe a project or research
  • Professional Analytic Poster:  Poster describes a project or research, procedures and results

Posters will be reviewed by judges during the Mapping Gallery on Tuesday evening and throughout the day on Wednesday. Prizes for first place in each of the three categories will be awarded during the Closing Plenary Lunch on Thursday.  The judging criteria are:
Cartographic design                                            __________(max 10 points)
Technical skill                                                       __________(max 10 points)
Innovation/originality                                        __________(max 10 points)
Information content/communication             __________(max 10 points)
Total Points                                           _________ (max 40 points)


Please use the poster submittal form to send your information. Send the form to:

Jodi Flory, (jodiflory null@null hotmail

Forms will be accepted through March 28. Once received and accepted you will get additional information about where to hang your poster at the conference.


Why you should present at the IGIC Biennial Conference?

As a GIS professional, it is your responsibility and opportunity to help other professionals by presenting your expertise and experiences to help solve problems, collaborate with your peers, and demonstrate lessons you and your organization have learned. In addition there is always something else to learn from the discussion stimulated by your presentation or workshop. Not only can you share how you apply GIS technologies to solve your challenges, you can also discover how others are applying geospatial technologies to solve their challenges. You can explore the technologies, software, and services offered by private sector firms in an informal environment.

Proposal Submission Guidelines


Submissions will be reviewed by the IGIC Program Committee.  Submissions approved for the conference will be placed in an appropriate track and in the program schedule.

Presentations will be posted on the conference program website.  All presenters must be registered as conference attendees. Presentations that do not have a presenter or co-presenter registered by March 1, 2015 will be cancelled and replaced.

About the Conference

The Iowa Geographic Information Council sponsors a biennial conference that is geared to GIS users throughout the State of Iowa. The conference acts as a tool to help users gain efficiencies in their business processes by applying geospatial technologies.  The conference is designed to attract individuals and organizations from government,  private firms, academic, and utilities using GIS to develop solutions in their work.

Who Attends?

IGIC Biennial Conferences have attracted nearly 250 people. Most participants reside in Iowa and work for State, County, & Local governments, educational institutions, and private firms.

Where is the 2015 Conference?

The Conference will be held at the Maytag Student Center located in Pella, Iowa on the Central College campus.  Maps are available on the conference website!

How do I Register for the conference?
The link below will direct you to RegOnline.  You are required to be a conference attendee in order to present. (https://www NULL.regonline

Your organization will have options of paying:

  • By credit card on RegOnline (2% service charge)
  • Check sent to IGIC (instructions  on registration  form)
  • Dwolla (direct transfer funds; this option is much less expensive for IGIC; see (http://www NULL.dwolla for more info

More Information

Is available on the IGIC conference website:

Contact Anya Butt, Conference Chair, at (butta null@null central