Houston Regional GIS Expo

More Than Just a Pretty Map

The 2016 Houston Regional GIS Expo was held on March 31, 2016. Thanks to all those who supported the event and all those who came out to take part. Stay tuned for more details on the 2017 event soon.

Click Here to view photos from the 2016 event.

The Houston Regional GIS Expo is presented by the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Geographic Data Workgroup together with Houston TranStar. The event represents GIS technologies across a 13 county area of Southeast Texas. As customary in Houston Regional GIS events, the Expo will bring together academics, government officials, engineers, not for profit organizations and other practitioners who are engaged in GIS and related technologies to network and showcase their work.


Click Here to download the 2016 Program.

There is no cost to attend this event (thanks to our sponsors!). There will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills, find out the latest about GIS and it's applications in the Houston area and network with your peers.

Houston TranStar will be offering complimentary tours of their facilities. The Houston TranStar consortium is a partnership of four government agencies that are responsible for providing Transportation Management and Emergency Management services to the Greater Houston Region.

  • Exhibit Hall
  • Presentations
  • Hi-Tech Vehicles and Drones
  • Map Gallery and Contest

Exhibitors / Sponsors

Participating as a sponsor and/or exhibitor will enable your company to showcase its products and/or services, and position it as a leader in the rapidly growing geospatial industry. The tax deductible proceeds go to provide meals for the kids attending the annual GIS Day. The GIS Day event occurs every year in November and we sponsor between 250-300 kids each year (Click Here to see photos from GIS Day 2015). The organizing committee encourages your company to take an active part in the GIS Expo and secure your place as a sponsor and/or exhibitor.

Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors


Our 2016 Keynote Speaker was Jack Hill, Ph.D

Jack Hill, Ph.D., Director, Innovative Collaborative Programs, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Sam Houston State University (SHSU), Huntsville, Texas, joined SHSU in 2011. Dr. Hill is nationally and internationally recognized for his work in the integration and application of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) technology generated data to help analyze and solve natural resource, environmental, sustainable development, and most recently public health care problems. . He is also a Fellow in the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of “advances in the research, development, integration, and operational application of remote sensing, spatial analysis, and bioinformatics technologies and for fostering the adoption of information technologies in the quantitative assessment of the status and trends of natural ecosystems.”

He previously served as Vice President and Director of the Environmental Program at the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC). He also served on the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering at Louisiana State University where he was Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Remote Sensing and Image Processing Laboratory.

Map Gallery

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2016 Map Gallery Competition!

Click Here to download the 2016 Map Gallery Results.


Thanks to all of our 2016 Presenters!

Contact Us

For more information contact
Vince Hamilton at Houston Airports
Email: vince.hamilton@houstontx.gov
Phone: 281-233-1930