South Dakota View

South Dakota View (SDView) is a consortium of educational institutions, government agencies, and private sector organizations in South Dakota with a common goal of building partnerships and infrastructure to facilitate the availability, timely distribution, and utilization of remotely sensed data.SDView is a charter member of AmericaView (AV), a nationwide program that focuses on satellite remote sensing data and technologies in support of applied research, K-16 education, workforce development, and technology transfer. AV is administered through a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and the AmericaView Consortium.

South Dakota Statewide Geospatial Conference
October 14-15, 2014
Career & Technical Education Academy
Mitchell, SD  

A South Dakota Statewide Geospatial Conference is scheduled for October 14-15, 2014, at the Career and Technical Education Academy in Mitchell, SD. The general purpose of the conference is to share information related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). If you would like to:

  • learn about projects and programs involving geospatial technologies in South Dakota and beyond
  • learn about the latest advances in geospatial technologies
  • meet folks from around the state and region who use the technologies
  • identify opportunities for collaboration
  • find out how geospatial technologies can be used to enhance K-12 and higher education classroom activities
  • learn where to find geospatial datasets


Online Registration (Attendees, Presenters, Vendors & Students)

Vendor Information

It has been five years since South Dakota last had a statewide geospatial conference. Many things have changed in the geospatial world since then. The South Dakota Statewide Geospatial Conference is your chance to showcase the new and improved products and services that your organization now offers.

Vendor fees are:

  • Commercial - $100 (includes registration for one person)
  • Non-profit - free ($50 registration fee required to attend sessions) 

Each vendor will be provided with a table and access to electricity and the Internet.

For additional information, contact Steve Shivers at or 605-394-3216.

Call for Presentations and Posters

Presentation/Poster Submission Form

Topics of interest for presentations and posters unclude, but are not limited to:
  • Utilization of geospatial technologies in: 
    Local, state and federal agencies and governments 
    Public utilities 
    Parcel mapping 
    Emergency management 
    Natural resource management 
    Precision agriculture 
    K-16 education 
    Career and technical education 
    Higher education 
    Research projects 
  • Next Generation 911
  • LiDAR and topography
  • Basics of GIS
  • Remote sensing, including unmanned aerial systems (UAS)
  • Mobile apps
  • Web mapping