2014 Conference

Black Hills Digital Mapping Association Conference
Nov 12-13, 2014

The Black Hills Digital Mapping Association will be holding its annual GIS conference on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov 12-13, 2014 at the West Outdoor Campus of the SD Game, Fish & Parks, located at 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City.

Conference Outline

12:30 Registration
1:00 - 5:00 pm Esri presentation (including updates on ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online)


7:30 - 8:00 Registration
8:00-8:30 BHDMA business meeting
8:00 -12:00 Oral presentations
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 5:00 Concurrent Training
- Open Source GIS Tools
- Introduction to Python and arcpy

As usual, there will be no charge for attendance. Lunch will be provided free of charge on Wednesday. 

Call for presentations

We're working on a great lineup of speakers for the day.  If you are interested in giving a presentation at the conference,please contact Curtis Price (cprice@bhdma.org). 

We are encouraging student presentations as well. (We also again have a student poster contest--please share the flyer with teachers and students of all levels.)

For more info contact James Sanovia: jsanovia@olc.edu

Sponsorship opportunities

As always, we depend on our sponsors to help make this such a traditionally excellent event. There are three levels of sponsorship:
Exhibitor ($150, includes a vendor table);
Sponsor ($100, includes special mention in conference materials); and
Non-Profit ($50, includes a vendor table). 

Contact  Curtis Price (cprice@bhdma.org) or download the Conference Sponsor Registration form.

2014 Conference Sponsors

Ferber Engineering


ND Dept. of Agriculture


Geographic Innovations




BHDMA Board nominations

The Black Hills Digital Mapping Association needs you - we are looking for nominations for the following positions on the board. Elections will be held at our brief business meeting on Wednesday morning for the following (terms are expiring for these officers).

  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • State Representative
  • Tribal Representative
  • Private Sector Representative

For a full list of board positions visit the "About BHDMA" section of this website.

Your nominations are greatly appreciated. You can nominate yourself. Please submit nominations to cprice@bhdma.org.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

Curtis Price
BHDMA President



The Black Hills Digital Mapping Association originated in the early 1990's because of a need for the development of digital data in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Geographic Information System base data layers were desired, and coordination and sharing of funds between local counties, the state, the US Forest Service, and the USGS enabled the creation of these digital products. The group continues to meet on a regular basis (one to two times per year) because there is a strong desire among members to learn about new technologies, learn how GIS projects are being implemented in this region, receive training, and learn about data sharing opportunities.

The organization registered with the State of South Dakota as a non-profit corporation in 2005. The membership base includes representatives from all levels of government (Federal, State, County, and City) and the private sector, and includes over 100 members.