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URISA Digest
March 17, 2017
  Job Postings

Welcome New Corporate Partner

Webinar Announcement
URISA Past President Allen Ibaugh, GISP, AICP, CEO of DTS, is presenting an FHWA-sponsored webinar on March 30. Learn about the  URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model (CMM): A Self-Assessment Tool for GIS Management   on March 30. It's free... register today!

Conferences Under Construction

The abstract submission deadline for both the GIS in Transit and GIS-Pro 2017 conferences has recently passed. So there are  a lot of volunteers busy reviewing proposals right now. We can't thank them enough for using their expertise toward this important task! 

The conference program details will be announced very shortly. Stay tuned!


2017 GIS in Transit Conference 
September 6-8, 2017
Washington, DC  


GIS-Pro 2017: URISA's 55th Annual Conference 
October 23-26, 2017 
Jacksonville, Florida

Several Awards Deadlines are Approaching 

May 1 Deadline:
  • Nominate a volunteer superstar for a URISA Leadership or Service award.
  • Nominate a GIS Legend for the URISA GIS Hall of Fame. 
June 1 Deadline: 
  • Have you improved government operations through the use of geospatial technology? Apply for a 2017 URISA Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG™) Award. 
All of the award descriptions and history of recipients are online. Take some time to review the details now!

Fantastic Numbers for the URISA Leadership Academy

URISA Leadership Academy
April 3-7, 2017
San Diego, California
We can squeeze a few more people in. If you'd like to attend in San Diego, register ASAP.

URISA Leadership Academy
July 24-28, 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
Significant early registration discounts until May 1. 
Great numbers so far! Grab your spot now.

GIS/CAMA in Chattanooga
Great conference last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It's h ard to imagine that URISA and IAAO have been partnering on this conference since 1997! 

You may have heard that the organizations are collaborating on a new GIS for Assessment Professionals publication. Have a case study to contribute? Submit your ideas here

Next year's conference will be in Houston. Hope to see you there!

Member Resource

Had a nice chat this morning with URISA Past President, Peirce Eichelberger, a longtime contributor to URISA's body of knowledge. Together, we located a paper in URISA's proceedings database that he presented way back in 1980 at a URISA conference, titled "Miami's Urban Atlas".  

Did you know that you have access to this valuable resource?  From the URISA home page , click on the Member Login button in the top left corner and go through the motions of logging in to your membership account. Once in the members-only area, click on the Member Resources item in the left-side menu and get access to an abundance of proceedings papers, journal articles and more. We're continuing to add content, and have some catching-up to do. (Thanks to Esri for hosting!)

You can also search the membership directory (by individual or organization) to expand your professional network. 

We've got lots of plans for this area of our member website, including uploading volunteered models and samples of documents that have worked for you. You'll be able to adapt these resources to your needs, saving time and energy. Why create an RFP for imagery acquisition from scratch when a fellow member has already created one that worked well? Were you able to recruit the perfect candidate for a GIS Analyst position? Share that job posting with your fellow members. 

Stay tuned... it's going to be a busy year!

Wendy Nelson
URISA Executive Director