Representatives from the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) program attended the 2017 North Carolina GIS Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Two students, Andrew Brumfield and Joel Gonzales-Santiago, received the G. Herbert Stout Award. This award, named in honor of an early visionary of GIS in North Carolina, is presented to those that have demonstrated an exemplary use of GIS in local government and also recognizes GIS scholarship by undergraduate and graduate college students.

Since 1987, the NC GIS Conference has brought together professionals from across the state to share in their experiences and learn about current trends and technologies affecting the GIS community.

NCGIS2017 featured topics that gave information needed to increase GIS knowledge. Attendants learned about refreshed data resources, saw demonstrations of new apps, gained exposure to emerging technologies, and became familiarized about the relationship between GIS and the development of public policy.

The 2017 event represented the 30th anniversary of the conference and a special recognition was part of the conference. NCGIS2017 included over 45 technical and educational sessions, 4 full-day workshops sponsored by the Carolina Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (CURISA), and over 40 vendor exhibits.

A full report on the conference by ECSU graduate student Ademola Adedeji can be found at:




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