Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
Feedback on GIS Management Practices Requested 

Please participate in a survey on GIS management practices sponsored by URISA's GIS Management Institute (GMI).  The purpose of the survey is to analyze current GIS program and project management practices, in order to gain insights and assess current trends.

The appropriate respondents to this survey are GIS program and project managers in all types of organizations. Please feel free to encourage your GIS manager colleagues in other organizations to take the survey.  

For more information and to access the survey, please click here Responses are requested by May 31, 2019.
Exemplary Systems in Government Awards
Applications due by May 29

Each year, URISA 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.

Recent winning submissions are online for your review, in addition to some pretty fantastic videos from winning agencies. Take some time to check them out. 

Review the criteria and history of the ESIG Award and complete your application by May 29. 

GIS for Government: Answering the Big Questions - Capacity reached

A free URISA webinar "GIS for Government: Answering the Big Questions" will be presented on May 29. We announced it to the membership on May 13 and 24 hours later, every single available seat was filled. Rest assured, we will be recording the webinar to view later, and we might have a repeat presentation. 

There are a number of additional webinars in development, including "GIS in the Coastal Zone", "GIS in Public Health", and another focused on Assessor Data. Stay tuned. 
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 URISA's 2019 #CaribbeanGIS Conference in Trinidad 
The deadline date to submit workshop and presentation proposals for our #CaribbeanGIS Conference in Trinidad just passed.

So the committee will soon be evaluating proposals and organizing the program. Exhibit and sponsor opportunities are also being developed. 
Start making your plans!
URISA GIS Leadership Academy - Heading to Raleigh, Toronto and Phoenix in 2019

SOLD OUT - See you next week!

Early bird discounts until July 15

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?   The Washington GIS Conference is next week and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter has their Spring Meeting in early June .

Texas URISA has another great webinar planned on May 21. Check it out here.  

If you're involved with a local conference or event that is not yet listed, let us know about it.
Geospatial Fact Sheet on Census 2020 
URISA's Professional Education Committee has been working on a series of Geospatial Fact Sheets (FAQs) to highlight relevant issues and policies and provide guidance on how you can obtain more information about these topics.

A 2020 Census Update FAQ was recently posted and a NextGen9-1-1 FAQ is coming soon. 
Check them all out here
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 in July? Learn more about this opportunity at the URISA GISCorps booth in the Sustainable World area of the exhibit hall. 
Speaking of the Esri UC in July ...
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).
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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