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URISA Digest
November 29, 2016
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Congratulations to the Louisiana URISA Chapter - 2016 Outstanding Chapter of the Year!!

 Please  renew your 2017 membership dues online at your earliest convenience and help us minimize administrative and postage costs. Thanks!  

It's #GivingTuesday  
#GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. 
GISCorps logo  
Consider supporting URISA's GISCorps and m ake a tax-deductible contribution today.  URISA's GISCorps, founded in 2003, provides volunteer GIS support for underdeveloped countries and to support disaster recovery efforts. 
GISCorps supports humanitarian relief, emergency response, health and education, local capacity building, and community development. 
Donations to GISCorps support outreach efforts, clerical assistance, and technology support. For more information about GISCorps' missions and impact, visit www.giscorps.org

Contributions to URISA, a 501(c)3 organization, are also tax deductible. Donate to support the expansion and development of URISA programs here.

Another great way to give back:

URISA 2017 Professional Education Calendar
2017 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference
March 6-9, 2017
Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Check out the conference program including a full-day workshop on R statistical software. Registration discounts are available until January 16. Exhibit discounts are available until December 31.


Did you know: Chattanooga is within three hours of more than ten million people living in Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham and Huntsville. Check out this map of driving distances to Chattanooga:

URISA Leadership Academy
April 3-7, 2017
San Diego, California
Significant early registration discounts until December 31

URISA Leadership Academy
July 24-28, 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
Significant early registration discounts until December 31 

2017 GIS in Transit Conference 
September 6-8, 2017
Washington, DC 
The National Center for Transit Research, URISA and the Transportation Research Board are pleased to announce the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference, taking place September 6-8, 2017 in Washington, DC.  Abstract submissions are due by February 1.  Exhibit participation details coming soon.

GIS-Pro 2017: URISA's 55th Annual Conference 
October 23-26, 2017 
Jacksonville, Florida
Call for presentations coming soon!

Thanks Toronto!
What a great GIS-Pro 2016 in Toronto! From the educational sessions and keynote talks to the networking and meaningful discussions... the conference was fantastic!

We honored new GIS Hall of Fame Inductees, Exemplary Systems in Government Award winners, and numerous URISA super-volunteers! 

URISA committees and chapter leaders met to discuss 2017 workplans and new members of the URISA Board of Directors were welcomed. 

URISA leaders having a good time at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Westin pastry chefs surprised URISA staff with a Chicago Cubs cookie celebration.

Lots of good stuff happening at URISA! 2017 is going to be productive and exciting year!

Wendy Nelson
URISA Executive Director