About Us
The Central Florida GIS Workshop, Inc. is a volunteer effort arising from the work of a number of dedicated GIS professionals in the Central Florida region who have acted as the Workshop Committee since the Workshop's original inception in 2005 and is a nonprofit organization qualifying under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Its purpose is to provide educational opportunities, encourage data sharing, promote training opportunities and present information on current events to governmental, non-profit and private sector users of geographic information systems within Central Florida and throughout the State of Florida.

For Articles of Incorporation, please contact Mira Bourova

Currently, The CFGIS Workshop, Inc. has a seven member Board. The Board proposes to meet once every quarter.

The meeting dates and times are
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 5:30 p.m. Venue - TBD
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Unless otherwise stated: North Branch Library, 150 N. Palmetto Avenue, Sanford.

Board Members
Albert Hill, GISP, President
Nancy Riley Church, GISP, Treasurer
Michael Schmedt, GISP, Secretary
Lakshmi Sankaran, GISP, Member
Mira Bourova, GISP, Member
Patrick Phillips, GISP, Member
Tammi Rhodes, GISP, Member

Mission Statement
The CFGIS Workshop, Inc. will facilitate and promote cooperation, communication, education and data sharing and will improve the status and level of effectiveness of Geographic Information System use in Central Florida.
Vision
Through the conduct of an annual Workshop and presenting other training opportunities to GIS professionals, governmental decision makers and other potential beneficiaries, the organization will encourage and facilitate the advancement of regional GIS education and provide a forum for cooperation and the exchange of ideas, resources, technology, and data.
Values
  • Provide a professional forum through the regional annual workshop
  • Conduct meetings, seminars, conferences and the like for discussion and communication of mapping issues, knowledge, activities, and ideas
  • Establish and maintain a CFGIS Workshop web site
  • Inform the participants about recognized benefits and costs of various GIS applications, projects, and programs
  • Support and communicate technically sound standards, practices, and procedures for sharing geographic information among governmental agencies and private sector
  • Inform participants about: the status of federal and state mapping programs; the availability and effectiveness of data, software, and hardware; and the status of local and regional projects and GIS issues
  • Identify new and existing public and private revenue sources available for GIS implementation. improvements and expansion
  • Identify concerns and issues related to GIS initiatives
  • Assist in the promotion of education, research, and outreach to promote the modernization of GIS technical skills, software and hardware