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Deadline to Submit Presentation Proposals for GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans - February 19

Help us celebrate exemplary applications of innovative GIS Technology; best practices for GIS Management and Leadership; Data Management and Analysis; Community Resiliency and Sustainability; Social Justice and Equity Implications of GIS; GIS Supporting Health and Human Services; and ideas focused on Inspiring the Future of GIS and Education. 

Click here to peruse a comprehensive list of presentation topics to consider and start thinking about success stories, lessons learned, and ideas to share in New Orleans. 

Proposals are due on or before February 19, 2019.
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!

Meet the New Members of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet 
Can't wait to start working with this dynamic group of young GIS professionals! 
  • Micah Babinski, GISP, PMP, GIS Project Manager for Elyon International, working with Bureau of Land Management, Portland, Oregon
  • Meredith DiMattina, Crime Analyst Supervisor, City of Burlington, North Carolina
  • Bryan Ferri, GIS Specialist II, Kjeldsen Sinnock and Neudeck Inc, West Sacramento, California
  • Caitlyn McNabb, GIS Coordinator/Project Manager, AzTec Consultants, Littleton, Colorado
  • Daniela Sabillon, Transportation Planner (GIS), Osceola County Board of County Commissioners, Kissimmee, Florida
  • Kevin Volz, GISP, Operations Lead, Evari GIS Consulting, Inc., San Diego, California
  • Haley J. Zehentbauer, GIS Analyst, Stark County, Canton, Ohio

In addition, retiring Vanguard Cabinet members selected Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst and Countywide Address Management System (CAMS) Coordinator for Los Angeles County to serve as VC Chair and Kristin Wooten, GIS Technician for the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, to serve as VC Secretary for 2019.

Ready for Census 2020? 

Have you kept up with URISA's Geospatial Fact Sheets? 

One was just completed on the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) for the 2020 Census: Read it hereThanks to the Professional Education Committee for their continued good work! 


Stay tuned for news about two new volunteer workgroups that have formed - one on Community Resilience and another on Social Equity and Justice. 


Expect valuable discussions and products coming out of both of these efforts!

Don't Miss Early Bird Discounts for CalGIS 2019  

Registration and sponsor discounts are available until February 15.
GIS/CAMA 2019 in Portland ... classes filling up!

One workshop has reached capacity (at 100) and the rest are filling quickly.
  • Review the detailed conference program, register and make your travel plans right away: GIS/CAMA 2019 
Note that the deadline to make hotel reservations is February 1 or until the block is filled, which will happen soon.
URISA GIS Leadership Academy - Heading to Raleigh, Toronto and Phoenix in 2019

For registration and venue information, click here
2019 Event Calendar
Have you had a chance to check out the online event calendar for all of the regional and chapter events taking place?   There are great events scheduled in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Idaho in February and March.  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
GISCorps logo

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? 
Take care of it  here  right away! 

If you've been furloughed, please don't worry about it until you're back on your feet (hopefully soon).  Just let us know .
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