Sunday October 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM EDT
Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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  • Pittsburgh Marriott City Center  for 159 USD  per night ($159).

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Eric Anderson 


The Cartography and Geographic Information Society announces AutoCarto 2014, an international research symposium on cartography, geospatial science, and visualization. The eighteenth in the AutoCarto series, the symposium will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, on October 5-7, 2014. The venue is the Marriott City Center in the heart of Pittsburgh. This is the fortieth anniversary of the first AutoCarto conference, and it will be one of the best ever.

 Keynote Speaker: Professor Duane Marble


One of the pioneers of GIS, Dr. Marble is one of the founding fathers of geographic information systems. His achievements have been recognized by awards from Esri, the Association of American Geographers, and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science. His contributions include teaching, publications, and leadership at all levels in the evolution of Geographic Information Systems and their application. Dr. Marble will reflect on a career in GIScience and look ahead to future developments.

The research themes presented in the conference will interest educators, developers, researchers, and users of geospatial tools and techniques.

  • Geovisualization
  • Geospatial modeling
  • Visual analytics
  • Web-based cartography
  • Information Architecture for Web Mapping
  • Data Integration
  • Mobile Mapping
  • Volunteered Geographic Information and Crowd Sourcing
  • The Geospatial Semantic Web
  • Cartographic and Geospatial Ontologies
  • 3-Dimensional Mapping, Topography and DEMs
  • Geospatial Open Source and Interoperability
  • Generalization
  • Spatio-Temporal GIS and Dynamic Maps
  • National and Regional Paper and Digital Atlases
  • Geospatial Data Models
  • Spatial Data Mining
  • Map Use and Design
  • Spatial Indexing
  • Map Projections and Coordinate Systems for Geospatial Data
  • Geospatial Education
  • GIS in Film
  • Personal Geography and Social Networks in GIS
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • US National Map and Census Mapping

AutoCarto is being offered the two days prior to the NACIS annual meeting  on October 8-11, 2014, at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel. This gives attendees the opportunity to explore new research, applications, and innovations in cartography and geographic information science. Special rates are available for those who attend both conferences..

ICA Commission Meetings

On Sunday October 5, CaGIS will host two workshops from ICA commissions. This is a chance for active involvement with the international research community on important topics.

  • The ICA Commission on Map Projections chaired by Miljenko Lapaine.
  • The IGU/ICA Joint Commission on Toponymy chaired by Prof. Dr. Paulo Marcio Leal de Menezes.


Conference Registration Requirements 

All presenters must register for the AutoCarto conference no later than August 15, 2014. 

Early registration discounts end August 15, 2014.

Click the Register button to register for AutoCarto 2014. To pay, please click the PayPal button which will allow you to pay with a PayPal account or a credit card.

Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel via the link in the box above. The conference rates of $159 are available until September 17.

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