West Palm Beach, FL

Welcome to the South Florida GIS EXPO


About the EXPO

2022 EXPO Dates!
August 25th & 26th

The South Florida GIS Expo is a FREE, annual conference sponsored by the Palm Beach Countywide GIS Forum and many amazing vendors. We are happy to be back in-person in 2022 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The Expo provides a venue for Geographic Information System (GIS) coordination, collaboration, networking, education, and training to the rapidly expanding professional GIS Community in South Florida. All are welcome to join us for this amazing event!

EXPO Committee & Volunteers

The South Florida GIS Expo is run completely by volunteers. Each year the Expo Committee and volunteers spend their time to make this event possible.

Volunteer Sign-up

2022 Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce that Katia Tymofyeyeva, from the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in California, will be our Keynote address this year. She will be presenting on the Home – NASA-ISRO SAR Mission (NISAR).

The Venue

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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2022 SF GIS Expo Agenda


Katia Tymofyeyeva

Katia Tymofyeyeva is working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a NISAR Deputy Program Applications Lead, helping individuals, agencies, and organizations incorporate NISAR data into their research, workflows, and decision-making. She received her PhD in geophysics from the University of California San Diego, focusing on using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar and GPS data to study the deformation of the Earth’s surface relating to tectonic motions and earthquake hazard.

Presentation Title: NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) Mission: Exploring the dynamics, hazards, environment, and ecosystems of our planet.

Abstract: The NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite is scheduled to launch in the early winter of 2024. Offering an unprecedented view of the Earth’s changing surface, this new mission is optimized for a number of scientific research goals, as well as many applications that can be used for societal benefit. The extensive global geospatial dataset collected by the NISAR satellite every 12 days will be free and available to the public, and will include capabilities such as measuring motions of the Earth’s surface down to a centimeter, observing changes in ecosystems, and studying ice masses. NISAR observations can be used to study natural resources, earthquake hazard and damage, volcanic eruptions, sea level rise, ice dynamics, agricultural activity, deforestation, flooding, and fire damage, among many other applications. In this presentation, I will introduce the NISAR mission, provide more details about the SAR data and its many uses, and offer ideas for how the community can get involved in exploring and interpreting Synthetic Aperture Radar data as we prepare for the upcoming NISAR launch.

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Ryan Lanclos

Ryan Lanclos is the director of Public Safety Solutions and Disaster Response at Esri, where he is responsible for strategic initiatives across public safety and emergency management. He serves as Esri’s subject matter expert on GIS for emergency management and humanitarian response and is a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC). He leads Esri’s Disaster Response Program (DRP), which provides 24/7 GIS support to organizations during crises and disasters. In this role, Ryan led Esri’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing support to more than 6,000 organizations around the world.

Previously, Ryan served as Missouri’s first state Geographic Information Officer (GIO) and GIS adviser for the governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council and as the director of state and local government at the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation, and he has participated as an innovation team and expert group member for the United Nations on various initiatives. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts in geology from Centenary College of Louisiana, and a Master of Science in cartography and GIS from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Presentation Title: Public Safety Products and Solutions – keeping our communities safe


Anthony A. Spicci, GISP CGMP

Tony Spicci has been active in the geospatial community for over 30 years. He began his professional career with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in 1992 where he built the geospatial program from a one-person shop to an enterprise program. During his career with the Department Tony’s role evolved into building a team of research specialists that included technology, geospatial, biometrics and social science professionals to support science within the Department. He recently retired and became the Executive Director of the GIS Certification Institute.

Presentation Title:
‘The Benefits of Certification in the Geospatial Profession’


Learn what others in your industry are doing with GIS

The South Florida GIS EXPO hosts a variety of presentations from both private and public sector subject matter experts. One of the outstanding things about GIS in South Florida is that the Palm Beach County GIS Forum promotes sharing and collaboration of diverse knowledge. Submit your Abstract and share your GIS accomplishments!
Please Note: Abstract Submission Deadline is 7/15/22. Any Abstracts Submitted After This Date Will Be Waitlisted.

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EXPO Activities

The Secret of Success

The South Florida GIS EXPO has something for everyone!

Story Map Contest

Bring your “A” game and join a friendly competition at the EXPO Story Map Contest! 

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Share and evolve your GIS knowledge by participating in our amazing presentations!

Free Raffle Tickets

Join our amazing vendors in the Exhibition Hall during break for a chance to win!

Exhibition Hall

Join us in thanking our Sponsors in the Exhibition Hall! Check out what they have to offer!

Patron Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our attendees say:

The South Florida GIS EXPO is the premier GIS networking event for FLURISA in South Florida! 

Sam Palmer

Past FLURISA President

The EXPO is an excellent opportunity to share knowledge with your peers.

Nicole McPherson, GISP

City of Delray Beach
GIS Manager

Presenting at the EXPO is always exciting, networking with surrounding agencies is a must.

Joe Head, GISP

City of Lake Worth Beach
Network Administrator