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

2021 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne is an Associate Professor of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Department of Sociology at University of Central Florida and serves as co-lead of the UCF College of Sciences GIS Cluster.  He earned his Ph.D. in Geography in 2010 from The Ohio State University.  Dr. Hawthorne and his team are set to unveil the nation’s first GeoBus in 2020. GeoBus is a 42 foot city bus with a mobile geospatial technology education lab that will visit K-12 schools across Florida. He is an associate editor for Journal of Geography and The International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research. Dr. Hawthorne’s collaborative work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Geographic, IBM and Verizon.

Learn More About Dr. Tim Hawthorne

The Venue

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

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GeoBus solar panel installation with local solar partner, 15lightyears Foundation.GeoBus solar panel installation with local solar partner, 15lightyears Foundation.
Keynote Address: GeoBus: Driving Science’s Next Generation Across Florida
Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne
Associate Professor of GIS at University of Central Florida & 2021-2022 National Geographic Explorer

The nation’s first GeoBus at University of Central Florida (UCF) aims to drive science’s next generation by partnering with Florida K-12 schools, industry, and community change-makers to deliver a high-tech mobile STEAM education lab on a 40-foot reclaimed city bus powered by the sun. GeoBus is an imaginative and forward-thinking innovation in Florida that builds children’s knowledge and life skills to empower their future success and the success of their communities, especially in high-need Title 1 schools and communities. GeoBus serves multiple community needs that no other mobile STEAM education program in the country has yet tapped and is 100 percent committed to inspiring the next generation of geospatial technology professionals. In this presentation, we’ll outline the vision of GeoBus from Citizen Science GIS at UCF, and discuss how industry and community partners can engage with us as we launch the nation’s first GeoBus this school year.

More information about GeoBus from Citizen Science GIS at UCF at: https://www.citizensciencegis.org/outreach#geobusanchor

Donate to GeoBus/Citizen Science GIS through the UCF Foundation at:



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.

Submit Your Abstract
EXPO Activities

The Secret of Success

The South Florida GIS EXPO has something for everyone!

Poster Contest

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


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

Village of Wellington 
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