mug2001clipWelcome to the Esri Mid-Atlantic User Group Web Page

Our goal is to provide timely and interesting news about Esri-MUG and its activities to our members and friends.  If you have a calendar item, GIS activity, or GIS news item that might be of interest to us all, please submit it to our secretary, Sue Hoegberg, at


2017 Public Sector GIS Conference

It’s time to start thinking about exhibiting or presenting at this year’s conference!  The conference will be held on December 5-7, 2017 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.  The call for papers and registration link are posted at Be sure to choose the Philadelphia location.


Abstracts are due by October 27th.


Early bird conference registration ends October 13. Also please notice that an additional discount on the registration fee is available if you reserve a hotel room, but you MUST reserve your room first to receive the discount.


GIS Day 

GIS Day is November 15, 2017!  GIS Day provides a forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. He wanted GIS Day to be a grassroots effort and open to everyone to participate.

GIS Day is celebrated the Wednesday of National Geography Awareness Week, which is itself celebrated the third week of November each year.  Hundreds of GIS Day events are planned this year across the globe on nearly every continent.  Many agencies and organizations throughout the Esri-MUG area observe GIS Day by hosting local events that highlight GIS and their efforts in using GIS.

Esri-MUG Officers






Brendan Ford


Vice President

Tom Schweitzer




Mario Field



Sue Hoegberg



Esri-MUG Board of Directors’ Meetings

Esri-MUG Board of Directors’ Meetings are held via conference call the second Thursday of each month.  Please join us and get involved!  Contact Sue Hoegberg at 703-849-0419 or for more information, dates and times, call-in number, etc.

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