Presented by the Palm Beach County Countywide GIS Forum

August 22-23, 2019

Step through the Portal

Training Opportunity

New for 2019, expand your GIS knowledge even further by taking advantage of our tremendous ArcGIS Pro workshop opportunity!

Sponsor Opportunity

The Committee is accepting sponsorships year round, contact us for incentives for early commitments. If you are interested in being a sponsor, or know someone or a company who is, please contact our Sponsor Committee.
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The Venue

Palm Beach County Convention Center located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Convention Center
Lat 26.704884, Lng. -80.057201...
USNG: 17R NK 93617 54094 (NAD83)


About the Expo

The South Florida GIS Expo is an annual conference sponsored by the Palm Beach Countywide GIS Forum. For 2019 our Co-Chairs are Josephine Rudd and Heather Kostura. The South Florida GIS Expo provides a venue for collaboration, Geographic Information System coordination, networking, education and training to the rapidly expanding professional GIS Community in the South Florida Region. The Expo is run completely by volunteers, and proudly continues to be a FREE event for attendees!

The 2019 Expo will be our 26th year of organizing and facilitating this regional GIS conference. For 2018 we had over six hundred registrations from the public sector, private companies, non-profit organizations and exhibitors. This event is such a success due to the efforts of our dedicated Expo Committee volunteers.

2018 Expo Committee Members


Keynote Speaker

Xan Fredericks, GISP, is the Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program, which provides the digital geospatial foundation for the United States, and is responsible for designing, planning, and executing the national topographic mapping program. She is also the Lidar Coordinator for the USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program, which focuses on understanding coastal change, geologic hazards and catastrophic events, ocean resources for America’s needs, as well as coastal and marine ecosystem science through a variety of technologies, data, mapping products, and tools. Xan is the USGS Southeast Region Lidar Point of Contact and the Chair of the USGS Lidar User Group. With more than a decade of GIS experience, she has disseminated over 80 lidar-derived GIS datasets with FGDC-compliant metadata. Xan is an active member of the Florida Coastal Mapping Program, Interagency Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping, 3D Elevation Program Working Group, and USGS Geospatial Information Response Team. She is currently serving as the Associate Chair of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Professional Education Committee and as the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) GIS Division Director and Vice President of the Florida Region.


Look for an e-mail confirmation for any registration submittal. If you do not receive one, contact the appropriate committee for confirmation of your submittal.


Online Registration is CLOSED. You can still register onsite.


It's that time... the 26th Annual SF GIS Expo planning has begun!

We are seeking creative presentation topics - 45 minutes in length

How did you "Step Through the Portal...'?"
What is your innovative way to use GIS?
Did you streamline a project or process using GIS?
Do you have awesome tips and tricks for an app?
Anything to share with your colleagues?

Be a presenter at the 2019 SF GIS Expo in West Palm Beach, FL and share your experience!
We need all abstracts by Friday, July 19th 2019. Procrastinators… don’t wait until we extend the deadline!!

Any questions, email the Abstract Committee.

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We invite all public sector employees and students to share your recent GIS projects. Please display your project poster during this year’s event.

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Event Volunteers

Did you know that the South Florida GIS Expo is organized and run entirely by Volunteers? Our committee volunteer support includes staff from Palm Beach and Broward counties, several municipalities and other government and private agencies in the South Florida Region. If you are interested in volunteering onsite during the two days of the conference, fill out the registration below. For questions, please email

Our Sponsors


Transportation Links

Palm Tran
Tri Rail
Palm Beach International Airport


DoubleTree by Hilton West Palm Beach Airport Rate $79
1808 S. Australian Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Hilton West Palm Beach Rate $133
600 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Courtyard West Palm Beach Airport Rate $119
1800 Centrepark Dr. East
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

West Palm Beach Event Information

City of West Palm Beach Calendar
City of West Palm Beach Waterfront
Things to Do

GIS Links

Countywide GIS
GISP Information
Expo History