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Presentation Proposals Invited for GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans - What will you share?

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.
Presentation Proposals for CalGIS 2019 due by January 9 
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 here.


Thanks to the Professional Education Committee for their continued good work! 

GIS/CAMA 2019 in Portland ... early bird discounts (for registration and exhibit booth purchases expire after January 2!

  • Take advantage of substantial savings on conference registration and exhibit booth space! 
  • Review the detailed conference program, register and make your travel plans: GIS/CAMA 2019 

GIS Leadership Academy - Heading to Raleigh and Toronto (and likely Phoenix) in 2019

Don't miss early-bird registration savings for the Raleigh program (January 22)!

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?  If you're involved with a local conference or event that is not yet listed, let us know about it.
Current Issue of The GIS Professional

Have you read the latest issue yet? 

Learn about the experiences of our inaugural young professional scholarship winners at GIS-Pro & CalGIS in Palm Springs; read  an article about food deserts in Orleans Parish; an piece about workplace culture and another on employee disengagement; updates from a couple of busy URISA committees; Kim McDonough's first column as URISA and more.

Click here to get started.  
Expiring Offer, Save $100 on the URISA GIS Salary Survey 

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 .
Give Back in the New Year by Being 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

GISCorps Gives Back
GISCorps logo

Consider supporting URISA's GISCorps as you organize your end-of-year charitable donations.   
Make a tax-deductible contribution to GISCorps or  donate specifically to the #Map4PR project here.

Membership Renewal

Have you renewed your membership dues for 2019? 
Take care of it  here  before the end of the year!

Introduce a Colleague or Staff Member to URISA Membership

We just announced a crazy-good introductory offer for 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 it's only good until March 31. Help us spread the news and grow this fantastic community!

URISA Logo Apparel

Long sleeve, short sleeve, cardigans, and pullover fleece, check out the URISA Logo Store! 

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