The South Florida GIS Expo is an annual conference sponsored by the Palm Beach Countywide
GIS Forum. For 2018 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 2018 Expo will be our 25th year of organizing and facilitating this regional GIS conference. For 2017 we had over four 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.
The SF GIS Expo Committee is excited to announce that Jack Dangermond will be the Keynote Speaker for our 25th anniversary of the South Florida GIS Expo!
Jack Dangermond is an American billionaire businessman and environmental scientist. In 1969, he co-founded with his wife Laura the
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), a privately held geographic information systems (GIS) software company.
Dangermond is the company's president, and works at its headquarters in Redlands, California. Dangermond founded ESRI to perform land use analysis; however, its focus evolved into GIS software development, highlighted by the release of ARC/INFO in the early 1980s; the development and marketing of ARC/INFO positioned ESRI with the dominant market share among GIS software developers. Today ESRI is the largest GIS software developer in the world and its flagship product, ArcGIS, traces its heritage to Dangermond's initial efforts in developing ARC/INFO.
Ekaterina Fitos, Geographic Information Officer, has over 16 years' experience with Geographical Information System (GIS) analysis,
mapping, database development, administration, and management. She has worked on specific projects related to aerial mapping
(with focus on Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)) and imagery; GIS support of water utilities; business development for geospatial services
in the State of Florida; and GIS support for Long Range Transportation planning, environmental permitting, flood plain mapping, and digital elevation modeling.
She most recently served as the technical lead for CH2M HILL on projects related to design, development, implementation, and testing of complex GIS applications. Her previous experience includes work with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Ms. Fitos received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Arts in Geography - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the University of South Florida. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University.
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.
We have a full schedule and are no longer accepting abstracts for presentation. For those individuals that have submitted an abstract and
have not received a final approval for presenting at the Expo, continue to be patient as we are working to determine which sponsors are doing
To all attendees, we are working to finalize the schedule. Expect a draft of it to be released soon. Thank you for your patience!
In the meantime, please email the Abstract Committee for any question.
We invite all public sector employees and students to share your recent GIS projects. Please display your project poster during this year’s event.More Information
Online Registration is CLOSED. You can still register onsite.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org