Mapping Tennessee
2016 Conference
So many ways to have access to the TNGIC 2016 program!

​Access the pdf version of the program:
The Agenda - At A Glance updated on 4/26/2016.
Presentation Agenda updated 4/25/2016

You can also access the Guidebook program through the web, or download it to your mobile device by entering your number below:

​​It’s about that time!  
The annual TNGIC Conference is quickly approaching and it’s back in Chattanooga…not Tatooine.  
This year for those who are really go-getters, we are having a super early bird registration NOW until January 31, 2016. Register HERE
  • Pre-registration $190 December 14 to January 31
  • Early $225       February 1 to February 20
  • Standard $250       February 21 to March 31
  • Late $275 April 1 to April 26
  • Onsite $300      
  • Students $75
  • Single Day Attendee 4/27/2016: $150.00
  • Single Day Attendee 4/28/2016: $150.00
Call for Presentations and Exhibitors:
Do you have a presentation you’ve been waiting to share at the conference?  Presentation abstracts will be taken through March 1st​

Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors
​Deadline March 25, 2016     
Contact: Contact Greg Butler or
Chris Holder  for additional information @ 423-877-3513

Call for Presentations
​Deadline March 1, 2016
Questions or Abstracts:  David Light (423) 229-2189

​The Social:
The Wednesday night social will be at the Waterhouse Pavilion.  It is located at 850 Market Street.  
​Pre-conference Classes (for registered conference attendees):
Experience GIS in Tennessee I
1 day, April 26, 2016 $75
Limited to the first 15 students
Experience GIS in Tennessee II
1 day, April 26, 2016  $75
Limited to the first 15 students
The GISCI Certification Program (GISP)
½ day, April 26, 2016             $25
Limited to the first 15 students

​Extracting Value from LIDAR Data
½ Day Hands-On Workshop         $25

Chattanooga Marriott Downtown (connected to Convention Center)
2 Carter Plaza
Chattanooga TN 37402
(423) 756-0002
There are a limited number of government rate rooms available until March 25, 2016.
Government rate:
Book your group rate ($95 per night) for Government TNGIC
Non-government rate:
Book your group rate ($119 per night) for Attendees TNGIC
If making reservations by phone, ask for the TNGIC block.

Staybridge Suites Downtown (across the street from Convention Center)
1300 Carter Street
Chattanooga TN 37402
(423) 267-0900
There are a limited number of government rate rooms available until April 4, 2016.
Use Group Name: TNGIC Government Employees for the rate of $95 per night.
Not a government employee? Use Group Name: TNGIC for the conference rate of $109 per night.
​The Map Gallery         
Digital Submittal Deadline April 18, 2016
Contact: Kurt Snider
​The 2016 TNGIC Annual GIS Conference Map Gallery!
We are excited to announce the Map Gallery for 2016! Look for the Map Gallery to be a separate and distinct area in the Exhibit Hall with plenty of space for you to casually peruse the variety of maps on display. We invite you to download, fill out, and submit the submission form with detailed information on map categories, judging, size requirements and guidelines.  You can find the form here.

Map Judging and Awards
Our map contest will feature awards in 5 categories.

-Best Cartographic Design - Awarded to the map that artistically employs the elements of cartography without compromising use and functionality. Maps will be judged on fundamental cartographic principles including figure ground representations, visual hierarchy, color selection, typography, symbology, overall aesthetic appearance, etc.

-Best Analysis - Awarded to the map that is best designed to display the results of spatial data analysis and presents the information in an unbiased way, allowing the viewer to extract their own conclusions, utilizing the map as a tool.

-Best Student Project – Awarded to the best overall student project. Submitted maps may be cartographic or analytically focused.

-Best Story Map ** New for 2016** – Awarded to the best ESRI Story Map using ArcGIS online. Story map entries will be judged before the conference. At this time this category will not be eligible for the Viewers Choice award.

-Viewers Choice – Award chosen by the attendees for the best overall poster.

Rules and Regulations
  • General poster size should be no larger than E-sized (34 in X 44 in).
  • A .pdf of your map (96 dpi) must be submitted via e-mail to the map gallery coordinator ( by April 8, 2016 to be considered for judging and awards.

Conference Proceedings
  • Maps are to be checked in at the conference registration table.
  • Authors will be available in the map gallery at a time designated in the conference agenda to answer questions about their map.
  • Award recipients will be announced during lunch of the second day of the conference

Attention 4-H members: Enter the Tennessee 4-H GIS Contest, sponsored by TNGIC and UT Extension. Contact your local UT Extension 4-H agent for details.

Student Assistantship Application 2016

The TNGIC Annual GIS Conference is a great place to learn about GIS in Tennessee and network with potential employers.  TNGIC offers a LIMITED number of assistantships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students to cover the Conference registration fee, meals, workshops, and social activities.   Application Deadline: March 21, 2016.  Spaces are limited - Apply NOW!  

​Application found here!Application found here!
​TNGIC Annual Golf Scramble @ Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club Course
April 26, 2014 – 809 James Boulevard,
Signal Mountain, TN, 37377 | P:(423) 886-5767

Time: Buffet Lunch starts @ 10:45AM & Tee Off – Shotgun NOON!!! (EST)
Course: Bent grass greens and plush fairways add to the attraction of Signal Mountain’s only golf course. The course design, completed in 1918, takes advantage of the Mountain’s natural slopes and edges with a view throughout that creates the challenging and unique experience that can only be Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club.
Price: $85, includes green fees, range balls, cart, lunch, and a chance of some great prizes
Register: Please register on Reg‐Online OR Send check (made out to TNGIC) to:
Sam Moffat, 428 Scenic Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
If you have any questions – just contact Sam Moffat (
Format: 4‐man scramble. Register on Reg‐online, please email Sam Moffat ( with your team member names or sign up as a single and I will find you a team!! Please note – all team members must be registered before event.
More information coming soon.
Contact:  Cliff Hoeffner
Music from ​Mountain Cove!
The cornhole tournament remains strong and will take place again this year.  Warm up your bean bags and lets get to it!