Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
Very best wishes to all who have been impacted by recent (or approaching) storms. 

As the 2018 hurricane season has picked up energy, URISA has been engaged in the gathering and sharing of information that can help communities prepare for and quickly recover from these disasters. Click the button below for more info.

One of the most important examples of our service has been the work of  URISA's GISCorps  which has been working with the  NAPSG Foundation  to crowdsource data for emergency preparedness and response related to Hurricanes Florence and Isaac. 
Check out the constantly-updated map  here
Only Three Weeks Until GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs 
Take advantage of the ideas and lessons learned from 163 speakers in 49 breakout sessions within 7 focused program tracks.
  • PLAN your agenda. Attend your preferred workshop (one included with full registration); 2 exciting keynote presentations (Jack Dangermond from Esri and Greg Hanks from the US Census Bureau); dozens of concurrent breakout sessions; a Mapathon, scavenger hunt, and networking events and meet-ups including opportunities to connect with Young Professionals and Women in GIS. 
  • ADD UP all of the GISP Education Points and AICP-CM credits you'll earn at GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018!
  • TAKE ADVANTAGE of extra training from Esri including the Get Out...with your GIS! Field Operations with ArcGIS Apps Workshop on Monday afternoon and the always-popular Hands-On Learning Lab for self-paced learning with onsite instructors.
  • PARTICIPATE in a Silent Auction fundraiser to support URISA's GISCorps.
  • GATHER specs for the solutions that will take your organization to the next level in the Exhibition.  
  • CONNECT with fellow GIS professionals from 7 countries, 5 provinces and 38+ states! Take advantage of the different and valuable perspectives that will be shared in Palm Springs next month!
Instead of two separate conferences this year, join us for one geospatial super-event!  
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Tomorrow, September 20, is the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria destroying Puerto Rico.  Recovery is difficult for hurricane survivors given the extent of destruction and the many obstacles to getting back to normalcy. Financial resources for the massive reconstruction are limited. 

The Problem: Local government agencies and other community organizations are experiencing a desperate need for current maps that show flood zones, landslide prone areas, transportation and other critical infrastructure which were heavily impacted throughout the island. 
The Solution : Updated mapping will help local communities rebuild and plan for future disasters, as well as make important decisions about the sustainability of their communities.

Please help these small communities recover and prepare for the future, by funding travel expenses for GISCorps volunteers that will provide them with maps to aid in recovery planning.
A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help make this vision a reality. Donations are tax-deductible. Every little bit helps. 
GIS Leadership Academy - Upcoming Programs in Austin, Raleigh and Toronto!

For registration and venue information for all three GLAs, click here
Event Calendar
Have you had a chance to check out the online event calendar for all of the regional and chapter events taking place?  From AGIC, GIS in the Rockies, the Ohio GIS Conference and OKSCAUG to the Georgia Geospatial Conference, MACURISA and GeoAlberta... there is a lot going on!
GIS/CAMA... Heading to Portland in 2019

We're excited to head to Portland, Oregon next February for the 2019 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference.  Make plans to join us and share your good work!

The deadline date to submit presentation proposals is October 15.  

Speaking of 2019
  • CalGIS 2019 will take place April 8-10 in Fresno, California. 
  • GIS-Pro 2019 will take place September 28-October 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
Watch for the Call for Presentation Proposals for each event!
Have plans to hire GIS staff? Make sure you are offering the right GIS compensation package to attract your next superstar!

URISA's GIS Salary Survey is an ideal resource for both 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! Click here .
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