Join the GIS Colorado community e-mail list for peer conversation and a support network. This free service provides an avenue to ask questions, share resources, and engage with the GIS community within Colorado and beyond. Powered by Google Groups, conversations, suggestions, and solutions can be archived and searchable.

Join us at one of our free quarterly meetings and/or reduced cost trainings to promote geospatial professional development. Submit an abstract and present at the next meeting. 

Whether you have been in the the industry for years or are new to the discipline, these online and in person events are invaluable to getting to know GIS in Colorado. 

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  • Professional networking with peers
  • Annual scholarships for students
  • Keep the Listserv a free resource
  • Cost effective professional development workshops
  • GIS quarterly events and more


The latest membership news and announcements.

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Save the date! January 12, 2024 – Quarterly Meetup in Centennial, CO GIS Colorado meetups are open to the public and are a great opportunity to hear interesting geospatial topics from a wide range of GIS professionals across the state. Interested in giving a presentation? Submit […]
January 11, 2024 – Cenntennial, CO Presented by Dr. Diane FritzThe FOSS4G (free and open source software for geospatial) desktop GIS software QGIS is a highly capable platform supported by a strong global community of developers, geospatial analysts, and mapping enthusiasts. This workshop will introduce you […]
Fall 2023 Agenda is now available! More details are available on the Fall agenda. Submissions for abstracts are now closed for Fall, but we are accepting new abstracts for Winter 2024, in Centennial, CO! “Beyond the 98%: Next Generation 9-1-1 Data Preparedness” Training Thursday, 10/19 9:30 […]
Knights of Columbus Hall, Colorado Springs, CO
Ocober Training Beyond the 98%: Next Generation 9-1-1 Data Preparedness DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2023TIME: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (1 hour break for lunch)  Register:  Presenter:  Lauren DiGiovanni, GISP. Geospatial Solutions Engineer, DATAMARK.  Abstract: NG9-1-1 is evolving quicker than ever before, and the […]
GIS Colorado provides geospatial professionals with a collaborative environment for the support and exchange of GIS information, resources, and technology. GIS experts and educators will keep their skills up-to-date by participating in training, educational events, and networking opportunities around the state of Colorado and beyond. Our user-based offerings and resources cover specific technologies professionals need to know in order to progress in their careers, including support of GISP certification.
Over 80% of funding is reinvested into the community as scholarships, low-cost training and free events. Become a member to invest in your own career as well as the up-and-coming GIS community of the future. Join today and make GIS Colorado your geospatial connection.

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I accidently signed up for a training and now I can’t make it. Can I cancel my reservation (and get a refund for my training)?

Full refunds will be automatically issued for any request to cancel if they are received 7 days or more in advance of the scheduled training date.

Refund requests received within 7 days of a scheduled training can be refunded if the seat is filled by another participant. If no other participant is identified and accepted, no refund will be issued.

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Agendas are updated as soon as possible, typically a week before a quarterly meetup and can be found here.  

GIS Colorado Board of 

Board members make it possible for GIS Colorado to continue to enrich professionals and so much more. 

Voting Board Members

2023 Officers
Luke Kaim Thelen, Chair, (2023 to 2024 finishing N. Viau’s term)
 Peter Horgan, (2022 to 2025),  Co Chair
   Genie Hays, (2023 to 2026), Treasurer 
•  Catherine Hoemke, (2023 to 2025) Secretary 

•   Mark Bellncula, (2023 to 2024 finishing S. Rollin’s term) 
• Open (2023 to 2026, finishing N. Pepper’s term) 
•  Open (2022 to 2025, finishing D Barnett’s term)  
Open (2022 to 2025, finishing for M Crocker’s term) 
Open (2021 to 2024, finishing for A. Riling’s term) 

Committee Chairs 
Scholarship Committee –
Brian Thompson, Chair

Elected board terms run from April to April. Self nominations take place in the fall (typically October to November), followed directly be elections in December. Training and onboarding are provided for new board members January through March.