Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
Feedback Requested for Two Important Projects 

  1. GIS Managers, please participate in a survey about GIS Management best practices by 5PM Eastern on Monday, June 17. (Solutions providers, please also encourage your customers to participate!) The survey link and details are posted here:
  2. Please also participate in a survey about how your  organization uses geospatial technologies to support Community Resilience by 5PM Eastern on Friday, June 21. Please access that survey here
Thanks in advance!
Announcing a GIS in the Coastal Zone Webinar on June 21

URISA members can take advantage of  the next free URISA webinar in our series, this one focused on "GIS in the Coastal Zone" on Friday, June 21 at 3 PM Eastern. 

Space is limited. For details, information about the speakers, and an online registration form, click here.  
URISA Election Slate Announced

URISA's Leadership Development Committee recently presented its recommended slate of candidates to the URISA Board of Directors. The Board unanimously approved the slate, listed below, for its 2019 election. 

For President-Elect: 
  • Kevin Mickey, GISP, Director Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana

For Board of Directors (to fill 3 positions):
  • Thomas Fisher, AICP, GISP, GIS Applications Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Joshua Greenberg, GISP, PhD, Senior GIS/RS Analyst, Skagit County GIS, Mount Vernon, Washington
  • Alex Hepp, Director, Assessment, CycloMedia Technology, Inc., Manahawkin, New Jersey
  • Susan Kamei, Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, California
  • Melisa Caric Lee, GISP, President, Compass Rose GIS, San Diego , California
  • John Nolte, GISP, GIS Manager, Denver Water, Denver, Colorado
The official ballots will be distributed to the entire URISA membership by the end of June. The deadline for URISA members to cast their votes is July 30. To help members decide for whom to vote, each candidate will provide a profile of their professional experience and a statement about their ideas for URISA's future. Thanks in advance to all of these leaders!
URISA Vanguard Cabinet News: GIS-Pro 2019 Activities and Mentoring

URISA's Young Professionals continue to influence and contribute in numerous ways.

They've been busy organizing local meet-ups, presenting at regional conferences, and volunteering on URISA committees and task forces. 

Check out what they have planned for GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans here
  • Are you a Young Professional? Join your peers and get involved! (Note that significant registration discounts are offered to YP members!
  • Do you have emerging YP leaders on your team? Encourage them to get involved! 
Mentors Invited
Sign up to become a mentor and provide valuable advice and insight to the next generation of GIS leaders. Mentors are needed for technical and professional skills and both short and long-term opportunities. 

Great GIS Leadership Academy in Raleigh last month!
Next Up: Toronto and Phoenix 

Hotel reservation deadline July 22

Early bird discounts until July 15

For registration and venue information, click here

Continuing Education: 
Of course attendance at the GLA provides ample Education Credits for GISP Certification and Renewal. 
It also was approved for a whopping 37 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits!
Workshop and Presentation Proposals Invited for #GISValTech2020 

URISA  and the International Association of Assessing Officers  (IAAO) are pleased to announce the 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Formerly known as GIS/CAMA, the event has been re-branded to take into account the abundance of technologies that, when integrated with GIS, make valuation and assessment more accurate, efficient and applicable for jurisdictions of all sizes.  

Workshop and presentation proposals are now invited! 
Please check out the suggested topics and submission details here
Program Coming Soon for Trinidad 

The #CaribbeanGIS Conference Committee is  evaluating proposals and organizing the program.

Exhibit and sponsor opportunities are also being developed.  Start making your plans!
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

Are you attending the Esri UC next month? 
URISA's GISCorps has a prominent spot in the Sustainable Community Pavilion and will provide amazing project updates during their lunch meeting on Tuesday, July 9 in Room 29 D. be sure to add it to your agenda!
Speaking of the Esri UC ...

If you're attending the Esri UC, please stop by the URISA booth (#214) to catch up with your fellow members and give Wendy a break! It's always a busy spot. 

We'll be right next to GISCI (in booth #212), so you can get your certification questions answered at the same time.
To GISP or Not?

In an article in Directions Magazine: 

"This geospatial credential is definitely not needed for everyone, but I feel even more strongly that if we care about this profession and want to promote it for the long haul... (it is a) worthwhile personal step to take." 

Give it a read here.  
2019 Event Calendar

Have you had a chance to check out the online event calendar for all of the regional and URISA chapter events taking place?  Both the Alabama and Mid-Atlantic Chapters just hosted meetings and  Texas URISA has another great webinar planned on June 18. Check it out here
U.S. NSDI Award Nominations Invited

The Federal Geographic Data Committee is accepting nominations for the Doug D. Nebert National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Champion of the Year Award until August 15. The award will recognize an individual or a team representing Federal, State, Tribal, regional, and (or) local government, academia, or nonprofit and professional organization that has developed an outstanding, innovative, and operational tool, application, or service capability used by multiple organizations that furthers the vision of the NSDI. 

Details and the nomination process are posted on the FGDC Web site at
URISA Logo Apparel

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

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