Call for Papers

Share your knowledge with a respected community of GIS professionals and network with your peers in the geospatial industry.

TNRIS is pleased to invite you to participate as a presenter in this year's Texas GIS Forum. The Forum doesn't happen without your important contribution!

Please review the suggested topics of interest and the selection criteria prior to submitting an abstract.

Topics of Interest

Individuals are invited to propose a GIS-themed presentation. However, special consideration will be given to abstracts relating to the following topics:

  • Emerging GIS Technologies
  • Cloud-based Solutions
  • Mobile or Web GIS Advancements
  • GIS in Social Media or Crowdsourcing
  • Integrating Open Source tools into GIS Workflows
  • New Techniques for Emergency Management
  • Innovative Remote Sensing Techniques
  • Working with Map Services
  • Advancing access to Open Data

Selection Criteria

The originality and the scope of the presentation should be of interest to a significant number of conference attendees. All abstracts must be non-commercial in nature - presentations that are heavily product specific or include sales references will not be considered.

Abstract selection is very competitive; please follow the format instructions outlined on the website to ensure that your abstract is considered. All abstracts will be reviewed for content relevance, originality and innovation.


The deadline for abstracts is May 27th, 2016.

Submit a Presentation Proposal


Applicants will be notified of abstract acceptance and will receive additional instructions by email no later than June 24th, 2016.

For inquiries, please contact Kathy Wilson at or 512-314-8080.

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