Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
Workshop and Presentation Proposals Invited for URISA's 2019 Caribbean GIS Conference in Trinidad 

The 2019 #CaribbeanGIS Conference Committee is now inviting both workshop and presentation proposals, due on or before May 8, 2019 All proposals received will be reviewed and considered for the educational program.

May 8 will be here before you know it, so check out the details and suggested topics right away: 
GIS Awards Season - Deadlines Approaching

Each year, URISA recognizes members for their contributions to the association and the community at large. 

URISA also recognizes Government agencies that have demonstrated extraordinary achievements in the use of geospatial information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services (Exemplary Systems in Government Awards) and the URISA GIS Hall of Fame recognizes and honors esteemed leaders of the geospatial community. 

Details for all awards are posted online here Review the criteria and history for each award and recognize the superstars in our midst!
Can't wait for the 25th Anniversary of CalGIS in Fresno next month in Fresno!  

Registration & Venue: One of the workshops has reached capacity, so don't delay your registration. Note that t he deadline to make  hotel reservation is March 24.  

Solutions Providers: Only a few exhibit booths remain. Grab your spot today to connect with this informed and enthusiastic community!
URISA GIS Leadership Academy - Heading to Raleigh, Toronto and Phoenix in 2019

For registration and venue information, click here
2019 Event Calendar: Connect Locally!

Have you had a chance to check out the online event calendar for all of the regional and URISA chapter events taking place?     Check out the events scheduled in Louisiana, Tennessee and Idaho in  March; California, Alabama, and Oregon in April; and Ontario, Ohio, and Washington in May.  

If you're involved with a local conference or event that is not yet listed, let us know about it.
GIS/CAMA 2020: Racing to Louisville  

GIS/CAMA 2019 in Portland was great! Thanks to all who participated!

Mark your calendars for next year's event in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Call for Workshop and Presentation Proposals will be announced shortly. 

Expiring 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!

Have you taken the GIS Service Pledge? 
GISCorps logo
In partnership with Esri, GISCorps launched a 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

Read and Write a Book Review
All at once, we have three books that publishers would like to offer as review copies to URISA members.  If one of these is 'up your alley', let us know and we'll send that title to you to read and write a review for inclusion in an upcoming issue of  THE GIS PROFESSIONAL .  
Membership Renewal - Last Call!

Have you renewed your URISA membership dues for 2019? 
If not, get up-to-date and renew  here  right away! 
GISP Summer Exam Dates Announced

The next testing window for the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam® as a part of the GISP Certification is scheduled for June 1-8, 2019.  Learn more .
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