GIS Day is almost upon us again and Central Cal URISA is supporting several GIS Day events:

Bakersfield GIS Day

Where:  Cal State Bakersfield – new Residence Hall building (east side, Building 54a), multi-purpose auditorium

When:  9:00am – 4:00pm (doors will open early with food and coffee)

Parking:  FREE for attendees as long as you park in lots K1 or K2 (enter from Kroll Way).  Please do not park in front of residence halls.

Details:  GIS Day 2016 will have great presenters discussing how GIS technology is utilized in a wide variety of local organizations, including agriculture, local government, and activism.  Please come and visit with other GIS professionals and enjoy breakfast and lunch on us! CCURISA is proud to have CSUB’s Extended University as a core sponsor, and are excited to announce their newly created GIS Certificate Program for professionals starting in January.

CSUB campus map


Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:00 to 2:00 at the
Downtown San Luis Obispo Public Library
995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo

SLO GIS Day Flyer


Merced GIS Day

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sam Pipes Room, Merced Civic Center
678 W. 18th St.
Merced, California

Use app for voting by Madeline Brown, Merced Irrigation District

Lewis and Clark. Mac and Cheese. Maps and Apps. Some things just go together! With all of the developments occurring throughout our industry we were bound to reach “There’s an app for that!” sooner rather than later. Now when you visit the City of Merced’s Map Gallery for GIS Day and want to speak up about your favorite map, there will be an app for that. The Esri app Survey123 will allow Gallery visitors to vote on their favorite maps by downloading the app, creating an ArcGIS Online account, and requesting to join the Group Merced GIS Day Map Voting. For those of us who are always running out of phone space, or are pressed for time, there is a shortened URL that can be entered into your phone’s web browser, no downloads required. Not only does Survey123 offer a new level of interaction with the Map Gallery, it’s also extends to field data collection for utilities, grad students, nonprofit organizations, and disaster response. Visit to see how you can utilize this tool in your own work.

Merced GIS Day Flyer

Eastern Sierra GIS day

Eastern Sierra GIS Day

Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Where: Pupfish Cafe, 124 S. Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514 (Behind Spellbinder Books)

What: Please join GIS users from around the Eastern Sierra as we celebrate GIS Day. This will be an open house event with light refreshments. Several digital and printed maps will be on display and GIS professionals will be on sight to share their experiences.


Eastern Sierra Map Display

Time: Monday, November 14 to Friday November 18.

Where: Mammoth Lakes Library, 400 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

What: Maps relating to the Eastern Sierra will be on display all week for the public to view.