Plan Your Trip

AutoCarto 2020 will take place on the Esri Campus in Redlands, California, from Wednesday, November 18, through Friday, November 20, with workshops on Tuesday, November 17.

For information about on-site services, please see this web page.


Stay in neighboring hotels for the best value and convenience. To arrange your accommodation:

  1. Register for AutoCarto 2020.
  2. Book your stay with one of Esri’s partner hotels.
  3. Get a discounted rate by calling the hotel directly and mentioning “Esri.”

Esri’s three partner hotels


Transportation is not provided. Directions to and from the venue, including parking locations and hotels, are shown on the map below.

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Air travel

Local travel

Uber, Lyft, and taxis are available in the area. For discounted local travel, use Hertz Car Rental for easy transportation to and from the venue.
Discount Code: CV016S0021
Phone: 1-909-792-1244 or 1-800-654-2240 (US and Canada) 


Parking at Esri is located on the campus in the parking lot near the venue (colored in orange on page two of the map below). Overflow will be on the streets nearby. If you drive, plan to arrive 30 minutes early to secure a parking space.

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Justify your trip

Attending AutoCarto 2020 will help ensure that you stay informed about the latest developments and research in cartography, geographic information system (GIS), and GIScience through a rich and comprehensive scientific program of paper and poster presentations, keynotes, and panel discussions. A variety of preconference workshops are also being offered.

Get the justification letter

Invitation letter

CaGIS is able to provide a formal invitation letter to help with the visa submission process. Click on the form on the right to open a PDF that you can fill out with your contact information, then save or print a copy for your records. If you have already registered and would like your abstract and/or session title included in your invitation letter, please download this version. Please direct any additional requests or questions to the conference chair.

Get the invitation letter

What to do in Redlands

Nestled just below the San Bernardino National Forest, Redlands exudes a welcoming small town charm with its traditional downtown, quaint shops, variety of American and international restaurants, local museums and tourist sites, and community gatherings.

For example, Thursday, November 19, is Redlands Market Night, featuring a free, open-air market from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on E. State St. in downtown Redlands. Established in 1988, this Redlands tradition features a farmers market, food, vendors, entertainment, and fun for the whole family. It takes place every Thursday, weather permitting. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. There are over 50 food and merchandise booths in addition to the downtown shopkeepers.

Learn more about Redlands on this web site.

Dining for large parties

Many local restaurants are able to accommodate larger parties without advance notice, but a quick call ahead or an online reservation will ensure that your wait will be minimal, and the staff will be prepared for your visit.

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