Your Monthly URISA News & Updates

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Education in 2018


Attend URISA's GIS Leadership Academy in 2018 and turbo-charge your GIS professional development!  Take advantage of early registration discounts! 
(We may offer one more Academy late next year, depending on instructor availability and community interest.) 


Review the comprehensive educational program and start making your plans for the  2018 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference  in Houston

Early bird discounts for both registration and exhibit booth spaces are available until January 15!



Save the date for GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs!  Note that the dates were adjusted by one day (now starting October 9 instead of October 8) to avoid schedule conflicts with both Canadian Thanksgiving and Columbus Day holidays. 

We're joining forces with our four California URISA Chapters and the California Geographic Information Association to bring awesome education to the community!   The Call for Presentation Proposals will be announced soon. What will you present?

Our URISA Caribbean Chapter is re-energizing! Stay tuned for details on a late 2018 URISA Caribbean GIS Conference (likely Nov/Dec 2018).
Chapter Events
Be sure to check out the online Event Calendar for tons of information about chapter events and activities, including the Cumberland URISA Annual Meeting
 in January.

Call for Geospatial Professionals to Participate in a GTCM Update

In collaboration with the US Department of Labor, the National Geospatial Technology Center (GeoTech Center) is updating the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) so that it can remain relevant for the geospatial industry. Here is one article that discusses the value of the GTCM.

We are seeking geospatial professionals to complete a review of the GTCM via an online survey, and you will be invited to attend a webinar to discuss the survey results. Your efforts will be the first step in an update to the GTCM and are critical to its success.

Would you be willing to participate in this effort to update the GTCM? If so, please go to 2018 GTCM Update Participant Information and complete a contact information form by December 22. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Respectfully, Rodney Jackson 

Have you seen the inspiring URISA GISCorps video on Esri 360 yet?

There's still time to make a 2017 tax-deductible charitable donation to URISA's GISCorps. Support this amazing program!  
URISA Reading List

Have you read the recent issue of The GIS Professional or the final issue of the URISA Journal yet? 

The analysis of URISA 2017 GIS Salary Survey is nearly complete... stay tuned for the Executive Summary.

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Long sleeve, short sleeve, cardigans, and pullover fleece, check out the URISA Logo Store and stay warm this winter, in style! 

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