The Chicago GIS Network is born from the idea that the Chicago area is in need of a group which can bring together its GIS community. The goal is to create a network which would enable GIS users to connect with others for support with GIS issues, to learn about new developments in the GIS fields, and to share our work and experiences.

The Chicago GIS Network works to establish a thriving network of GIS professionals and enthusiasts in the Chicago area.

Goal 1 : Establish a network of GIS professionals/enthusiasts in the Chicago area who are willing/able to act as contacts when support is needed.

Goal 2: Hold monthly, topical, discussions covering GIS themed issues. These discussions include topics such as: open source GIS software experience and education resources, trials and tribulations associated with public data, certification options, job searches, understanding projection, and other various trends in the field.

Goal 3: Obtain project support from members through the sharing of ideas.

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Recent Meetups

  • June 24 · 6:00 PM

    Geo-Networking W/ CGN

    25 Mappers | 5.00 5.001

    Join us at Kasey's for a night of drinks and geo-conversations.
  • May 13 · 6:00 PM

    CGN Speed Networking & Career Connection Event

    68 Mappers | 5.00 5.007

    Hey Mappers! Join us as we foray into the world of speed networking. The CGN team has hand-picked seasoned GIS professionals who will be on-hand to impart their wisdom... Learn more
  • March 6 · 6:00 PM

    GIS Lightning Talks

    49 Mappers | 5.00 5.001

    NOTE DATE CHANGE: We are excited to announce another round of GIS Lightning Talks. Join us on March 6th at a the DePaul Center (1 E. Jackson Blvd, 5th Floor Room 5800) ... Learn more
  • February 11 · 6:00 PM


    15 Mappers | 4.50 4.502

    Join CGN for Geo-Networking, February 11th at 6pm at Kasey's Tavern (701 S. Dearborn St) GIS users and enthusiasts are welcomed! Learn about the speakers for the next... Learn more
  • December 10, 2013 · 6:00 PM


    16 Mappers | 4.50 4.502

    Join CGN for Geo-Networking, December 10th at 6pm at Kasey's Tavern (701 S. Dearborn St) GIS users and enthusiasts are welcomed! (Normally, we shoot for Thursday nights,... Learn more
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What's new

  • New Member
    Austin Austin­ joined
    "Hi just moved back to Chicago from Denver looking to meet some other people interested in GIS"
  • New Discussion Reply
    Josh Kalov

    "Smart Chicago Collaborative is in the process of gathering information from non-profits and any organization that "use data and work to improve lives in Chicago" for a Chicago School of Data Census. Organizations are being asked to fill out..."

  • New Discussion

    "An announcement from CGN member Todd Schuble: The Association of American Geographers annual meeting will be in Chicago this April (http://www.aag­.org/cs...) and the AAG has asked for an artic..."

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  • New Member
    Andrew Donakowski Andrew Donakowski joined
    August 15
    Andrew Donakowski
    "Currently pursuing an MA in Geography & Environmental Studies and GIS, as well as working in the GIS Dept. at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County."
  • New Member
    Kathy Ioanno Kathy Ioanno joined
    August 5
    Kathy Ioanno
    "I'm Kathy"
  • New Member
    Tom Tom­ joined
    August 4
    "Former IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development."
  • New Member
    Anthony urbina Anthony urbina joined
    July 17
    Anthony urbina
    "I am a young GIS professional that is working in GIS in the bay area, but am planning to move to Chicago soon. I just recently received a professional certificate in GIS from San Francisco State University."
  • New Member
    gtshiva gtshiva­ joined
    July 15
    "Hello there my name is Shiva , I pursed my Master's degree in Geomatics"
  • New Member
    Ashley Lockwood Ashley Lockwood joined
    July 11
    Ashley Lockwood
    "GIS enthusiast with a B.S. in Geography from Northern Illinois University; map nerd to the core. Currently working for HERE, where I started off making maps around 6 years ago."
  • New Member
    Scott Scott­ joined
    July 7
    "Hello, I am a GIS specialist who recently moved to the Chicago area."
Chicago GIS Network
Founded Nov 8, 2012

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