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CFP: International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH)

The 17th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH)
Aug.18-20, 2016  Beijing, China;

You are cordially invited to submit paper or abstract at All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Full papers of the accepted papers are required. Some selected papers will be included in the proceeding published by Springer. You are also welcome to organize special sessions. Please download the application form at, and submit to

Important Dates:
Abstract and session proposal due: Feb.1, 2016
Abstract and Session proposal acceptance notice: Mar. 16, 2016
Full paper due: April 30, 2016
Full paper acceptance notice: July 1, 2016


23rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on
Advances in Geographic Information Systems
November 3-6, 2015 — Seattle, Washington, USA

Call for Research, Industrial, Systems, Demonstration and Vision papers

Abstract Submission: 16 June 2015 (midnight PDT)
Paper Submission: 23 June 2015 (midnight PDT)
Acceptance Notification: 25 August 2015

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2015 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015) is the twenty-third event in a series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of geospatial data ranging from applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query processing and indexing. The conference is the premier annual event of the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015.

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Call for participation in Wisconsin Historic Landscape Project

Are you interested in the landscape and vegetation of Wisconsin prior to European settlement? Do you need access to historic Public Land Survey System (PLSS) data? Are you curious about historic applications of Geographic Information Systems? Would historic data and maps assist you with planning or implementing land management practices?

If so, register to attend a community forum to discuss the Wisconsin Historic Landscape database.

Your participation will help improve our understanding of the needs, products, and usability needed to facilitate further use of this database. All forums are free and open to the public.

More information and forum registration:

Printable version of flyer:

Project Background

The Wisconsin Historic Landscape database was developed by the UW-Madison Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology Lab ( from the notes of General Land Office (GLO) surveyors. From the 1830s to the 1860s, government surveyors walked the land that would become the State of Wisconsin, systematically establishing survey markers and documenting “witness” or bearing trees that would help identify boundaries. They recorded nearly a half million trees across the state – and indicated the species, size and distance from the survey marker.

With the assistance of team members, David Mladenoff – Director of the Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology Lab — computerized all of the tree data and the notes recorded within these notebooks ( The data have also been shared so that other types of maps could be created.

The goal of the Wisconsin Historic Landscape Community Forum Project is to gain a better understanding of the user community and identify users’ needs, so that the database can be made more accessible and useful to interested citizens, community organizations, individual landowners, government agencies, land information professionals, educators, and others.

The project is funded by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment (, a competitive grant program designed to foster public engagement and advance the Wisconsin Idea ( Project partners are the UW-Madison Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology Lab, the State Cartographer’s Office, and UW Digital Collections Center.

If you have questions please see the project contact page at