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The BAAMA Journal is a biannual publication that serves to highlight San Francisco Bay Area geospatial businesses, agencies, people, technology, applications, projects, and maps.


CALL FOR MAP & ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS. DUE MAY 15TH, 2015. Review our Guidelines.


Fall 2013 - Volume 7, Issue 2

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In this issue:

  • Geospatial Data for California's Coastal and Marine Environments, By Clare Waldmann, California Ocean Protection Council
  • Building an "Open" Geospatial Platform: Why GIS Professionals Should be First in the Open Government Revolution, By Garrett Dunwoody, San Mateo County
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Submission deadlines for all articles, maps, graphics and advertisements:
  Spring Issue – March 1 | Fall Issue – October 1


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The BAAMA Journal Guiding Principles:

1. To highlight innovative Bay Area-centric geospatial projects and practitioners.
2. To serve the professional geospatial community of the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
3. To provide timely, informative and relevant content of a moderately-technical nature; and
4. To engage and entertain the readership with lively, well-written and well-edited content.

Article Submission Guidelines:

1. Articles must be about a Bay Area project, entity, person, or experience.
2. Technical articles should present a creative or innovative use of geospatial data or technology.

3. Articles that present a business problem must clearly identify the role and value derived from geospatial data/technology.
4. Articles should be between 500-2000 words.
5. While unsolicited articles are welcome, we encourage the submittal of an abstract of the article for editorial review before submitting a final draft.
6. Greyscale or color graphics are acceptable. Files can be submitted in the following formats: Native Adobe Application Files in PC format, High Resolution (recommended 300 dpi) .JPG, .TIF, .EPS, or .PDF. File color must be CMYK.
7. Neither Project award announcements, nor new product announcements will be accepted.
8. Jobs/promotional announcements will not be accepted.

Map Gallery Submission Guidelines:

1. Maps must be authored by a Bay Area resident, feature a Bay Area location or project.
2. Maps may be larger than 8.5x11 inches but will most likely be scaled down.  Outstanding maps may be published at approximately 11x17 inches.
Greyscale or color graphics are acceptable. File color must be CMYK.
Files can be submitted in the following formats: Native Adobe Application Files in PC format, High Resolution (recommended 300 dpi) .JPG, .TIF, .EPS, or .PDF
5. File size should be under 5 MB (
exceptions are possible on a case-by-case basis)

The BAAMA Journal Archives

Volume 6, Issue 1 - Spring 2013

Volume 6, Issue 2 - FALL 2012

Spring 2012 - Volume 6, Issue 1

Fall 2011 - Volume 5, Issue 2 

Volume 5, Issue 1 - Spring 2011

Volume 4, Issue 2 - Fall 2010

Volume 4, Issue 1 - Spring 2010

Volume 3, Issue 2 - No publication

Volume 3, Issue 1 - Spring 2009

Volume 2, Issue 2 - Fall 2008

Volume 2, Issue 1 - April 2008

Volume 1, Issue 2 - November 2007

Volume 1, Issue 1 - APRIL 2007

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