Your Monthly News & Updates
Support #GISforGood
Typically, we host a Silent Auction to raise funds to support URISA's GISCorps during the annual GIS-Pro conference. This year, the conference was virtual and we did not have enough capacity to pull off a virtual silent auction. So, like everything else this year, we've pivoted!

From GIS Day 2020 (November 18) through Giving Tuesday (December 1), individuals who make a tax deductible donation of $30 or more to support GISCorps will receive a mask to promote your health and safety and show your support for #GISforGood.

Find out more here.
URISA GIS Leadership Academy - Virtual Edition
Our second virtual GIS Leadership Academy during the week of November 9-13 was spectacular! Some of the comments from attendees:

"Very beneficial for my role and development!"
"Wow! Lots of great information. I'm fried :-)"
"Honestly, this has been one of, if not the best, leadership course I have ever had."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the GLA! The instructors/speakers were professional and well spoken. Excellent material covered as well as challenges to being GIS leaders/managers (or both!)!"

Grab your spot at one of three in-person Academies on the calendar in 2021:
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota - June 7-11, 2021
  • Portland, Oregon - August 16-20, 2021
  • St. Petersburg, Florida - November 8-12, 2021 


We will likely host another virtual GLA in February. Stay tuned while we check faculty schedules and availability.
GIS Day and Beyond
Help us showcase your innovative geospatial accomplishments. From winners of the prestigious Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) award, to groundbreaking web applications, to exciting open source projects, the URISA GIS Showcase will present the world-class solutions produced by our industry on a regular basis. The web-based application showcase will serve as a repository of geospatial excellence available year-round to inspire the next generation, spur collaboration, and share cutting-edge techniques. 

Check it out and submit your project here.
Other Events
URISA's Corporate and Educational Institution Partners are actively developing virtual events and webinars to help you stay connected with trends and technology advances. Those events, in our Industry Calendar, are noted with URISA Partner tags. Both Datamark and New Light Technologies have recently introduced regularly-scheduled events.

Chapter educational opportunities are also regularly added to the calendar. The New England URISA Chapter recently hosted their NEURISA Day 2020.

URISA Texas has a robust virtual program of speakers and activities. Ohio URISA's next online workshop is scheduled on December 9.
More News
Podcasts
Are you caught up with the podcasts co-hosted by URISA's Vanguard Cabinet and Directions Magazine?

The latest is a conversation with Black Girls MAPP about Community Mapping and Social Justice. Check them out here.
Stay Safe and Connected
It's so important to have a professional network during this stressful time. Be sure to reach out to your fellow members to ask for help or recommendations, share ideas and lessons learned via our online community, URISA Connect.

Members have recently requested new communities in Connect including: Open Source Solutions, Women in URISA, and Remote Sensing. Join the conversation!
Renew your 2021 Membership
Renew your 2021 membership now before the busy holiday season begins. Easy to do online! Click here.
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