Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
URISA Election Results 

A big thank you to all members who took the time to vote this year! The following individuals were elected and will join the Board at the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2019:

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

Board of Directors:

Thomas Fisher, AICP, GISP, GIS Applications Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio

Susan Kamei, Managing Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, California

John Nolte, GISP, GIS Manager, Denver Water, Denver, Colorado

Agenda for URISA's #CaribbeanGIS Conference Announced and Registration is Now Open

Take some time to review the detailed agenda for the 9th URISA Caribbean GIS Conference, taking place November 18-21, 2019 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. 
Start reviewing the workshop and training opportunities, featured speakers, professional development and networking events, and the abundance of concurrent breakout sessions.

We are honored to announce that Dr. June Soomer, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and Allen Carroll, Founder of Story Maps, are the featured keynote speakers. 

"Extreme" early bird registration and exhibit booth discounts are available until August 31. 

Congratulations to the 2019 Exemplary Systems in Government Award Recipients 

The 2019 Enterprise System Category Winners are:
  • "Land Information Management System (LIMS)". Submitted by Nadine Clah GISP, IT Analyst/GIS Coordinator, Navajo Housing Authority, Arizona.
  • "Streamlining a City-wide Process for Optimal Small Cell Site Locations: A Collaborative Approach". Submitted by Eva Cancino, GIS Coordinator, City of Naperville, Illinois.
Distinguished Enterprise System: "The City of Roswell GIS". Submitted by Patrick Baber, GIS Manager, City of Roswell, Georgia.

The 2019 Single Process System Category Winners are:
  • "The City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management Department Service District and Route Optimization System". Submitted by Chelsie McNicol and Team, City of San Antonio, Texas.
  • "Carriage Alerts Mapping Platform (CAMP): Real-Time GIS to Manage Tours & Equine Waste". Submitted by Emma Paz, GIS Developer, City of Charleston, South Carolina.
The accomplishments will be recognized during the Awards Luncheon at GIS-Pro 2019 on Monday September 30, 2019.  To review the winning submissions for this year's ESIG Awards, visit .
URISA GIS Leadership Academy in Toronto and Phoenix 

Looking forward to a great week in Toronto!  

For registration and venue information for Phoenix, 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 proposals are due on or by Monday, August 26! Presentation proposals due October 7.  Please check out the suggested topics and submission details here
Silent Auction to Support URISA's GISCorps During GIS-Pro
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Following last year's event in Palm Springs (which raised nearly $4,000), URISA is pleased to announce another silent auction to benefit URISA's GISCorps during GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans.

The Silent Auction to support URISA's GISCorps will take place on Monday and Tuesday, September 30 and October 1. If you would like to donate to the cause, please send an email to  or call (847) 824-6300 with a specific description of the item(s) and value. 

For information about the great work that URISA's GISCorps does and how to get involved, please visit:  
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? 

Check out all of the upcoming events  here

The four California URISA Chapters and the California Geographic Information Association have announced  CalGIS 2020 in Long Beach, February 9-11, 2020

Workshop and Presentation Proposals are invited. The submission deadline is September 23. Click here for details and online submission forms. 
Clearance: Grab a copy for your office library!

MGMT Handbook
URISA is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the  second edition of The GIS Management Handbook. This is a major revision of the 2009 book by author Peter Croswell. 

Read the overview of the 2nd edition and learn more during GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans where Pete is teaching the always-popular GIS Program Management full-day workshop.

Regular Price: $110 
Clearance price $25 plus shipping and handling 

GIS Certification News

GISCI recently released a revised blueprint for the Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam ® for the GISP certification.   

The next exam will be offered December 7-14, 2019. It and subsequent exams will be based on the revised blueprint.

(Take the full-day workshop at GIS-Pro 2019 to get prepared!)

NGAC Nominations

The FGDC and the Department of the Interior have announced the next call for nominations for appointment to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). Information about the nomination process is posted on the NGAC website at: 
Nominations are due by August 27, 2019.
URISA Logo Apparel

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

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