Mapping Conference

Mapping Together, Learning Together

Save The Date

25th Annual Fall Mapping Conference
September 16-18, 2020
Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, MI

An educational and networking opportunity for GIS professionals, elected officals, students, vendors, and everyone in-between.


Attend breakout sessions to hear about new technologies, techniques, workflows, and ideas from those that use GIS at all levels of government and the private sector.


Attend Wednesday’s Kick-Off Session, Thursday Morning’s Plenary, or Friday’s State of Michigan Update to get updates about new products, services, and data.

Network & Enjoy

Use one of the breaks or mixers to catch up with fellow mappers and vendors to discuss ideas and projects.
See old friends or make new acquaintances around the bonfire, at the Trophy Room, or at the Snowflake Lounge.

Demo Theater

Sit in MiCAMP’s new Vendor Demo Theater, where vendors showcase their products and services and discuss how they can help with your GIS.

Plenary Speaker

William F. Johnson
Carpe Geo Evangelist, Applied Geographics, Inc.

Bill is a seasoned GIS professional with more than 35 years of experience. Upon completion of his MA in Geography at Michigan State University in 1984, he started his career at the New York State Department of Transportation, which at that time was the home of the statewide mapping program. His initial work involved converting the mapping program from photo-mechanical to state-of-the-art digital production, in preparation for color printing, publication, and sale of 1:24,000 scale quadrangles, county base maps, the NYS atlas, and other maps. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, he and his team also led one of the largest civilian GIS deployments of that era, serving more than 1,000 users in 11 regional DOT offices. Since then, he rose through the GIS ranks in New York State government, culminating in being named New York’s first Geographic Information Officer in 2013. He retired from state service in 2016 and spent two years leading GIS program development in Washington, DC for the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which is responsible for nationwide broadband support programs on behalf of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In April of 2018, Bill joined Applied Geographics, Inc where he is applying his carpe geo philosophy of building trust through collaboration, of effecting fundamental change through thoughtful investment, and of consistent attention to excellence, as AppGeo’s carpe geo evangelist.