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MI Geographic Information Users Forum

Statewide GIS Users Meeting

The Statewide GIS User Group provides quarterly networking and educational opportunities for GIS professionals across Michigan. The meetings are open to everyone from students through seasoned professionals and feature a range of technical and non-technical topics.

The Statewide GIS User Group meets on the first Thursday of the following months (February, May, August and November). The meetings are split into morning and afternoon sessions, with participation welcome at either session or all day.  The meetings are held in Michigan Library & Historical Center Forum Auditorium, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915.   Statewide GIS User Group Meeting Parking Map

Conference call remote access available, starting at 10:00am.

Standard Agenda:

9:30 - 10:00am Informal Networking Reception
Catch up with your colleagues over a cup of coffee
10:00am - Noon Update Meeting and Short Educational Topic
Learn what your peers are working on. Around-the-Room updates from meeting participants, capped off with a 30min "special topic" each meeting
Noon - 1:30pm Break for Lunch
1:30 - 3:30pm Educational Topic
Always informative and always different - a diverse set of topics is covered throughout the year, based upon input from the GIS community

Can't join in person? For Remote Access contact:

Ulrika Zay:

Everett Root:

Individuals who need mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for effective participation may contact DTMB ADA coordinator Dan Morgan,  or 517-284-7978, by 10 business days prior to the meeting date to request an accommodation.  Requests received less than 10 business days prior to the meeting date cannot be guaranteed, but efforts will be made to provide the accommodation.

Meeting Information

2021/2022 Meetings:

Meeting Date Special Topic Educational Topic Meeting Information

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Virtual Teams Meeting






Meeting Cancelled

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Virtual Teams Meeting

February Meeting Agenda

February Meeting Presentation

Michigan GIS Users News


The annual "Esri - What's New" meeting

Microsoft Teams meeting



Thursday, May 5, 2022

May Meeting Agenda

Michigan Infrastructure Council Portal
Ryan Laruwe
Executive Director

USGS National Map Features
Ariel Doumbouya
Cartographic Products Lead

Location: Michigan Library & Historical Center Forum Auditorium

Statewide GIS User Group Meeting Parking Map

Microsoft Teams meeting

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+1 248-509-0316,,748902282#  
United States, Pontiac

Phone Conference ID: 748 902 282#


Thursday, August 4, 2022





Location: Michigan Library & Historical Center Forum Auditorium

Statewide GIS User Group Meeting Parking Map


Thursday, November 3, 2022




Archived Materials

Archived Meeting Minutes

An archive of previous meeting minutes.

Archived Presentations

An archive of special projects and educational session presentations.

Year-End Summary Reports

View summaries of the GIS Users Group yearly activities.

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