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Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
URISA volunteers have been busy putting together programs to meet the GIS Community's professional development needs at all stages of their careers.  
GIS Salary Survey - Please participate by August 15

How do you stack up? Is your organization offering a competitive salary package for potential hires? Participate in URISA's GIS Salary Survey for valuable information about GIS salaries by job title, experience, certification, geography, and much more. As in the past, an Executive Summary will be available on the URISA website for FREE and a comprehensive analysis of the results will be available for purchase (planned publication October 2017).
Click here to begin the survey. 

Have you voted in the URISA Board of Directors' Election yet?

URISA members were sent a personalized email with voting instructions on July 25. Be sure to vote by August 24 to help determine Board leadership and organizational direction! 

(If you cannot locate that email, please let us know right away.)
Geospatial Data Act of 2017 (S.1253)

Part of URISA's mandate is to protect, promote and grow the GIS profession. And that includes monitoring and reacting to any possible negative impacts to our members' livelihood. 

There has been a lot  dialogue about the Geospatial Data Act of 2017 (S.1253). URISA's Policy Advisory Committee debated and developed a position statement about a month ago. If you haven't had a chance to familiarize yourself with the details yet, take some time to read through the full text of the bill along with the URISA Board's position. 
During a meeting at the Esri UC, a Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) subcommittee was formed to recommend language changes in the bill that many of the COGO members objected to (not just URISA). The URISA representative to COGO is on the subcommittee which has met once and is scheduled to meet again August 15. Stay tuned!
Upcoming Events

URISA's GIS Leadership Academy took place in  Providence, Rhode Island, July 24-28, 2017. Thanks to New England URISA for their great hospitality! The week was a great success. So much so, that we're thinking about adding another Academy to the calendar during the first week of December. Stay tuned! 

The 10th National GIS in Transit Conference  will take place September 6-8 in Washington DC. Check out the workshop offerings and abundant breakout sessions.  There are just a few exhibit spaces available at the conference. So grab your booth today, solutions providers!    The conference was approved for 46.5 AICP-CM credits and certainly counts toward GISP Education Points.

Have you selected your workshop for GIS-Pro 2017  in Jacksonville, Florida (October 23-26)? Some of the courses are nearly full so don't delay much longer. Join us in JAX to take advantage of the comprehensive program tracks on GIS Leadership & Management; Career Development for Young Professionals and Students; GISP Exam Preparation; NextGen 9-1-1 and Disaster Response;  and much more.
Register soon!

We are presenting the  2018 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference  with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) next March in Houston, Texas . Note the deadline date (October 1) for  Presentation Proposals

Upcoming Chapter Events
Publication Spotlight

Have you read the latest issue of The GIS Professional yet?
Good overview of GIS-Pro 2017 and the second article in a series about the GIS Management Institute.

Proceed to online URISA GIS Professional
Book Reviewer Needed

Esri Press just sent us a new book for review. Click on the cover image below to read the description. If it's 'up your alley', let us know and we'll send it to you to read and write a review for inclusion in an upcoming issue of THE GIS PROFESSIONAL (there was a book review in the last issue).  
URISA Logo Apparel

Long sleeve, short sleeve, cardigans, and pullover fleece (for those chilly meeting rooms), check out the URISA Logo Store and represent your association at upcoming events and meetings! 

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