GIS Community Resources

GIS Community Events & Workshop

Fall Semester 2021

University of Arizona Libraries Data & Viz Drop-in

Geospatial data questions? Need help with your R scripts? Want to tell your data story graphically? Need help with managing your data? Meet with the Data Cooperative Specialists to get help with your data needs on Tuesdays, 9-11 AM, with in person sessions at CATalyst Studios in the Main Library or virtually when available.



April 1-3, 2022

State of the Map US 2022

Join the OpenStreetMap community at State of the Map US 2022. Connect with other mappers, businesses, government agencies, and non profits, all collaborating around the free and editable map of the world. Share your vision for the project, learn how to work with OpenStreetMap data, and hack on the latest mapping improvements. In-person conference will be held in Tucson, Arizona at the University of Arizona.
Hybrid Conference -Available Online.

July 11-15, 2022

Esri User Conference, San Diego CA

The world's largest GIS conference. At the Esri User Conference, be inspired at the Plenary Session, where you will hear from Esri president Jack Dangermond, special guests, and Esri staff. Choose from hundreds of unique learning experiences, ranging from user presentations to technical workshops. Get hands-on training from Esri subject matter experts. Network with thousands of GIS professionals.
Hybrid Conference -Available Online.



GIS for a Sustainable World Conference

Delivering aid and relief in today’s interconnected society requires agility in the planning and delivery of missions for all types of emergencies. Join us to explore how GIS is enhancing response efforts and building the resilience needed to address the challenges of climate, crises, and peace.



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Research Bazaar - Tucson, Arizona

We support an ample community of researchers from diverse areas and levels of expertise. Whether you are just starting to learn programming or you are already an expert, we have a place for you!

UA Data Science Institute

Fostering the next generation of data-driven research by encouraging university-wide interdisciplinary collaboration, gaining external visibility, developing industry alliances, and increasing funding for UA research.

 UA GIS Users Group (UAGISUG)

A network of GIS users from University-wide affiliates who come together to share technical expertise on GIS issues.

UA Drone Discussion Group

User group for information on all things drones.


The Arizona Geographic Information Council (AGIC)

The mission of AGIC is to coordinate the development and management of geographic information in Arizona, to address problems, develop plans, and manage the natural, economic and infrastructure resources of the state.

Women in GIS - Arizona

Fostering relationships and resource sharing among women in GIS throughout Arizona. A professional and social organization as well as an advocacy group for women and their allies.

OpenStreetMap US

Over 1 million mappers work together to collect and contribute data to OpenStreetMap, many of them in the United States.

Maptime Tucson

Maptime is an open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge, offering intentional educational support for the beginner.

Esri Community

A global community of Esri users where you can find solutions, share ideas, and collaborate to solve problems with GIS.


Celebrating & connecting marginalized communities; using GIS to investigate social issues & empower change.