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Welcome to NACIS 2015 in Minneapolis! This is the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). The theme for this year’s meeting is Mapping Interactions. See the schedule below and go to the NACIS website for more details.

The North American Cartographic Information Society, founded in 1980, is an organization comprised of specialists from private, academic, and government organizations whose common interest lies in facilitating communication in the map information community.

For those of you who were unable to attend the conference, or who couldn’t clone themselves to be at multiple talks at once, many slides are linked in the session descriptions below. Twin Cities local Kitty Hurley also put together this fantastic document summarizing much of what she saw at the meeting, so if slide decks aren’t linked, check out her notes. 
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Wednesday, October 14 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
NACIS Fun Run & Walk

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Second Annual NACIS Fun Run and Walk

Doing it once just wasn't enough. 
You know you miss that feeling... heart pounding, pulse racing, sweat dripping... the burning thighs, the hormonal ecstasy... But the euphoria never lasts, and a year is a long time to wait. Soon, though--very soon--you'll get to do it again. Yes, it's almost time for another NACIS FUN RUN! A jaunt through the hippy Big-Ten heart of the Upper Midwest's capital city, with its glittering skyline towering above the roaring falls of the nation's greatest river, is sure to get your heart pounding and provide just the excuse you need for that extra breakfast pastry the morning after... and, let's face it, each day of the rest of the conference.

See the route map below! Download the map to see the fine detail.

The run route's length is 5.3 miles and the walk route's length is 3.25 miles. 

Moderators
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Carl Sack

Master's Student, UW-Madison
Carl Sack is a Ph.D. student in Cartography and GIS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include the nature and empowerment potential of crowdsourced web maps, adapting Cartographic curriculum to changing technologies, and the ways in which maps encode various landscape values.



Wednesday October 14, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Minneapolis

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