Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
U.S. NSDI Report Card Released

The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) - of which URISA is a member - is pleased to release a second Report Card from its ongoing review of the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). 

This Report Card serves as a periodic assessment of the condition of the nation's geospatial data infrastructure, which, like other forms of public works, is essential for our economy, health, safety, and activities of daily life. 

Celebrate Your GIS Accomplishments  

URISA is pleased to announce the Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards process for 2019. Since 1980, URISA's ESIG Awards have recognized extraordinary achievements in the use of geospatial information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services. The award competition is open to all public agencies at the national/federal, state/provincial, regional and local levels. Winners will be recognized during the Awards Luncheon on October 1 during GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans.

Submissions are invited in two categories:
  • Enterprise Systems: Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of using information systems technology in a multi-department environment as part of an integrated process. These systems exemplify effective use of technology yielding widespread improvements in the process(es) and/or service(s) involved and/or cost savings to the organization.
  • Single Process Systems: Systems in this category are outstanding and working examples of applying information system technology to automate a specific SINGLE process or operation involving one department or sub-unit of an agency. The system application results in extended and/or improved government services that are more efficient and/or save money.
Submissions are due on or before Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A detailed application requiring details about the Jurisdiction/Organization, System Design, Implementation, Organizational Impact and System Resources is available online along with recent winning submissions and celebratory videos.
Don't Miss Early Bird Discounts for CalGIS 2019  

Registration and sponsor discounts are available until Friday, February 15.
GIS/CAMA 2019 in Portland:  NextGen leaders paving the way!
There is still time to join us in Portland later this month!   We're thrilled with the educational content and preliminary attendee numbers.

And we're looking forward to the meet-up jointly organized by URISA's Vanguard Cabinet, the Emerging Professionals of the URISA Oregon Chapter, PLSO Young Surveyors,  and IAAO's U40 members. 

Review the detailed conference program, register and make your travel plans right away:  GIS/CAMA 2019  
URISA GIS Leadership Academy - Heading to Raleigh, Toronto and Phoenix in 2019

For registration and venue information, click here
It's Official!

The contract to host the 2019 URISA Caribbean GIS Conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad, November 18-21, 2019 has just been signed. 

Stay tuned for the Call for Presentation Proposals and additional information.
2019 Event Calendar: Connect Locally!
Have you had a chance to check out the online event calendar for all of the regional and chapter events taking place?   

Check out the events scheduled in North Carolina, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Idaho in February and March; California, Alabama, and Oregon in April; and Ontario, Ohio, and Washington in May. 

If you're involved with a local conference or event that is not yet listed, let us know about it.
Become a Mentor 
"One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead 
what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their 
destination."  - John C. Maxwell

Are you an experienced GIS Professional who is interested in helping a young professional navigate his/her new career?  Join the URISA Mentoring Network!   Our new program features:
  • Short and long-term mentoring opportunities
  • Email, telephone, or in-person meetings
  • Flexible to fit your schedule
  • Matches made base on YOUR expertise!
Start here Have questions? Contact us at

URISA's GISCorps Gives Back
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Consider supporting URISA's GISCorps as you make your financial plans for 2019.  Make a tax-deductible contribution to GISCorps or  donate specifically to the #Map4PR project here.

Membership Renewal

Have you renewed your URISA membership dues for 2019? 
If not, get up-to-date and renew  here  right away! 
Special Offer: Introduce a Colleague or Staff Member to URISA Membership

For a limited time, new members can join URISA for $100 (normally $195/year) or take advantage of even greater savings and join for only $150 for two years! 

All of the details are online and the offer is only good until March 31. Help us spread the news and grow this fantastic community!

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