Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
Deadline Approaching (June 4) for URISA's Exemplary Systems in Government Awards

Have you and your team improved the delivery and
quality of government services through the use of GIS?

Applications for 2018 URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Awards are due on or before June 4, 2018Submissions are invited in both Enterprise Systems and Single Process Systems categories. 

Check out the details and enjoy the great videos that were submitted by last year's winning systems  here .
Register Today for GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs

Visit  today!

Start reviewing the comprehensive workshop and training opportunities, keynote addresses (Jack Dangermond from Esri and Gregory Hanks from the U.S. Census Bureau), professional development and networking events, and the abundance of concurrent breakout sessions in these focused program tracks:
The workshop line-up is second-to-none this year. Attendance at one workshop is included with a full registration. Select from these opportunities:
  1. Asset Management Systems 201
  2. A Practical Introduction to Open Source GIS
  3. UAS Mapping Outputs: A Hands-on Course for Integrating UAS Data into GIS Workflows
  4. National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Applications Workshop
  5. Managing Addressing for the 21st Century
  6. GIS Program Management
  7. Health Applications of Geographic Information Science
  8. Preparing for GISP Certification
  9. NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow
Take some time to peruse the entire  GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 AGENDA with details about the presentations, speakers, and proposal submissions. 

Take note of the opportunities to connect with your fellow GIS professionals and even contribute during the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Mapathon. Spend some time in the Esri Hands-On Learning Lab; learn about new products in the Exhibition; and participate in a GIS Scavenger Hunt. 

Of course, attendance at GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 counts toward your GISP certification and renewal and we're submitting substantial content for AICP certification maintenance credit.

REGISTER by July 23 to take advantage of discounts.  

P.S.  We're looking into child care options to support our attendees with young children. If you're interested in learning more, please email Wendy.
GIS Leadership Academy in Salt Lake City - Nearly Full

There has been a lot of interest in the next URISA  GIS Leadership Academy which will be in Salt Lake City in late July.  If you would like to join us, or arrange for one of your superstar staff to attend, please register soon as there are not many seats left!

Have you taken the GIS Service Pledge? 

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Do good work and get a free ArcGIS personal use license! In partnership with Esri, GISCorps recently launched a new program called the "GIS Service Pledge". Esri has committed to donating personal use licenses of its ArcGIS software for each GISCorps volunteer who takes a "GIS Service Pledge" to volunteer for a good cause.

URISA's GISCorps volunteers can leverage this software donation to support any topic or organization they are passionate about that meets GISCorps' mission and its policies, whether local or abroad. Examples could include supporting a local food bank, land trust, or animal shelter. 
For details, click here
GIS/CAMA... Heading to Portland in 2019

Next February, Portland will be the site of the 2019 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference. 

Make plans to join us and share your good work with the attendees. The Call for Presentation and Workshop Proposals will be announced shortly. 

Is GISP in your Future? 
URISA's Professional Education Committee recently hosted a very well-attended two-part virtual event for URISA members. The first part of the program discussed the reasons that the GISP credential is worth pursuing as well as what is involved in completing each part of the application. The second part  explored the topics that you need to be familiar with for each of the knowledge areas covered by the GISP exam.  

If you missed the webinar, you can access the presentation and one day of the recorded webinar here at your convenience. 

The content will also be presented as a full-day workshop at GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs in October and will likely also be available following the conference as a stand-alone workshop.

Note that the next testing window for the  GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam®  as a part of the GISP Certification is scheduled for June 2-9, 2018.    Learn more
Industry & Chapter Events
Ohio URISA just hosted a one-day educational event in Columbus and we heard it went great! Both Washington URISA and MAC-URISA have events next week.

We'll have a booth again at the Esri UC in San Diego and would love for members to stop by and talk to potential members when you're not busy at sessions, etc. URISA will be in booth 2412 with GISCI right next door in booth 2410. URISA's GISCorps has a kiosk right across the aisle in the Sustainable Community area.

Be sure to check out the online  Event Calendar  for information about events and activities. 
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Long sleeve, short sleeve, cardigans, and pullover fleece, check out the URISA Logo Store and stay warm this winter, in style! 

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