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Giving Tuesday - GIS Gives Back
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Consider supporting URISA's GISCorps on this #GivingTuesday.
URISA's GISCorps, founded in 2003, provides volunteer GIS support  for underdeveloped countries and supports disaster recovery efforts. GISCorps supports humanitarian relief, emergency response, health and education, local capacity building, and community development. Donations support outreach efforts, clerical assistance, and technology support. For more information about GISCorps' missions and global impact, visit 

Make a tax-deductible contribution   and/or complete the application to become a  volunteer  today.

If you would like to donate specifically to the important #Map4PR project, please do so here: 
Contributions to URISA, a 501(c)3 organization, are also tax deductible. Donate to support the expansion and development of URISA programs  here .

Substantial Savings on the URISA GIS Salary Survey 
Save $100

Have plans to hire GIS staff in the new year? Make sure you are offering the right compensation package to attract your next superstar! URISA's GIS Salary Survey is a must for job seekers and for those who hire GIS staff. An Executive Summary is available for FREE and a comprehensive analysis of the results is available for purchase. 

Check out the Quick Hits, download the Summary and/or purchase your copy today! Save $100 with this discount code 2017 Salary-Survey only through December 31:  
Click here .
Calling all Young GIS Professionals! 
Submit your application to URISA's Vanguard Cabinet by December 12

URISA members who are  35 years old or younger are encouraged to apply for membership to the VC. Each year, 5-6 young professionals will be selected by the Steering Committee to serve a 2-year term. Not only is membership in the Vanguard Cabinet a way to develop leadership skills, it also provides direct access to leaders in the field and abundant opportunities to contribute and get noticed. 

In recognition of their service, each VC member is offered a free GIS-Pro conference registration during their term. Additionally, one VC member will be chosen as the URISA Young Professional of the Year and will be awarded free tuition to the  URISA GIS Leadership Academy.

The Vanguard Cabinet is an active group. Are you able to commit 10-20 hours per month (2+ hours/week) to VC activities? If you're ready to step up and contribute as a part of this dynamic group of young GIS professionals, submit  an application today.  

The deadline for submissions is December 12, 2018. Details and an application are available here.
GIS/CAMA 2019 in Portland
... Registration is now open!

Start reviewing the comprehensive workshop opportunities, the keynote addresses, and networking events, and the abundance of concurrent breakout sessions in these focused program tracks:
  • GIS Technologies
  • Modeling & Valuation
  • Planning, Administration & Leadership
  • Technology Showcase

New this year : One full or half-day workshop is included with your registration (previously a $200 additional fee). Register early and select your preferred workshop as seats are limited:
  • Improving Appraisal Performance: Intuitively Understanding and Enhancing Sales Ratio Studies with GIS
  • Introduction to GIS for Assessment Professionals
  • Preparing for GISP Certification
  • Parcel Fabric (half-day)

Start here to review the conference program, register and make your travel plans: 
GIS/CAMA 2019    (Exhibit and sponsor details are being fine-tuned and will be published shortly.)
GIS Professional Education in 2019 
- For you and the rising stars on your team

 Workshop Proposals are due December 3, 2018
Presentation Proposals are due January 9, 2019

Stay tuned for the Call for Presentations announcement!
GIS Leadership Academy - Heading to Raleigh and Toronto after another full house in Austin next week!

For registration and venue information for all three GLAs, click here
Don't miss early-bird registration savings!
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?  If you're involved with a local conference or event that is not yet listed, let us know about it.
Call for Information
URISA Past President Barry Wellar is working on a paper and is interested in speaking with anyone who knows about a jurisdiction in which citizens have free, easy, timely and direct online access to  public records. Please contact Professor Wellar at to discuss. Thanks!

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