Latest News: 23rd Annual SCGIS Conference Cancelled

This past week, the SCGIS Board of Directors decided to cancel this year’s 2020 SCGIS Annual Conference in July. Although it is disappointing, we must prioritize the health and welfare of our SCGIS community. In addition, various local, national and international travel restrictions and high uncertainty of the virus’s trajectory prevent all of us from being able to plan any travel-related activity for the foreseeable future. SCGIS will offer full refunds to all paid registrants. If you have questions for the SCGIS Conference Committee, please contact them at: 

For more information, see the Conference page on this website.

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Title:    Analysis of impact of Emerald Ash Borer on an Indiana on old-growth forest using GIS and aerial imagery


Abstract:          Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) (EAB) invaded east central Indiana in 2011.  Ginn Woods, the largest and one of the last remaining old-growth forests in Indiana, presented an opportunity to study the long-term effects of EAB on forest community structure and species composition.  In summer 2012, canopy trees were mapped and a geographic database was developed before large numbers of ash trees were infested.  In summer 2018, aerial imagery was collected to...

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The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) is an all-volunteer, U.S. based 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) assists conservationists worldwide in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) through communication, networking, scholarships, and training. Membership is open to anyone looking to engage in a GIS community to help them achieve their personal or organizational conservation goals.

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