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Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
We're sending an early URISA Digest this month with an important update on the Geospatial Data Act and a quick list of URISA happenings at the Esri UC in San Diego next week. 
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 quite a bit of dialogue recently about the Geospatial Data Act of 2017 (S.1253). URISA's Policy Advisory Committee has been actively debating and developed a position statement which the Board just approved. Take some time to read through the full text of the bill along with the URISA Board's position. 
There will certainly be more discussion. Stay engaged!
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URISA at the Esri User Conference

Will you be in San Diego for the Esri UC next week? 
Stop by the URISA Booth (215). Talk to current and future members about what URISA means to you. Rest your feet for a bit (and give Wendy a break!). 

Are you a GISP or interested in learning more about the application requirements and exam? It just so happens, we're right next to the GIS Certification Institute in Booth 213.

Be sure to also stop by the URISA GISCorps' kiosk in the  Sustainable World Community area of the exhibit hall. On Wednesday, July 12 from 12:00 noon-1:00 PM, drop by Room 28C for GISCorps' annual presentation. Learn about recent projects and support this great program. Giving back through GIS!

See you at the URISA Texas, URISA California Chapters, NWGIS/WaURISA and Women in GIS meet-ups!
GIS Salary Survey

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. 

Upcoming Events

URISA's GIS Leadership Academy is headed to Providence, Rhode Island, July 24-28, 2017.   A limited number of seats are still available. Hurry!

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 soon, solutions providers!
  • Continuing Education: The conference was approved for 46.5 AICP-CM credits and certainly counts toward GISP Education Points.
Have you checked out the program details for GIS-Pro 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida (October 23-26)? Important workshop offerings (included with full registration), 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 early...early bird registration discounts until August 1.
  • Details about this year's Student Competition and volunteer opportunities are also available! 
The 2018 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference we are presenting with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) will be next March in Houston, Texas . Note the deadline dates (August 1 and October 1) for  Workshop Proposals and the Call for Presentation Proposals
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.

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