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Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
GIS-Pro 2017 in Jax !


More than 400 GIS professionals - from 38 states, 4 Canadian provinces, and 10 countries - recently convened in Jacksonville, Florida for GIS-Pro 2017. From preconference workshops and a HOTOSM Mapathon, to a "sweet" social event and a keynote presentation about GIS at the "Rocket Ranch" (Kennedy Space Center), the conference exceeded all expectations. 

The photo at the top of this newsletter is a group shot of the high school student poster competition participants, who dazzled us with their work! (We'll be profiling their submissions in upcoming issues of The GIS Professional.)

Thanks to all of the participants!!

NextGen GIS Leaders

Are you a young professional in GIS? Do you have some future GIS leaders on your team? 
Applications for URISA 's Vanguard Cabinet will be accepted until December 6.  

Education in 2018

Attend URISA's GIS Leadership Academy in 2018 and turbo-charge your GIS professional development! Registration is now open for both events: 
(We may offer one more Academy late next year, depending on instructor availability and community interest.) 


The conference details for the  2018 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference  are posted. Review the comprehensive educational program and start making your plans. 

Registration is open and exhibit/sponsor details will be available very shortly.




Last but not least, save the date for GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018 in Palm Springs next October! 

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 before the end of the year. What will you present?
Read a book... write a review...earn GISP contribution points

We just received two new books from Esri Press. If you are interested in reading one and providing a review for an upcoming issue of The GIS Professional, send an email to Wendy and we'll send the book to you.  
These opportunities usually go quickly so don't delay!
Did you miss the recent webinar hosted by URISA Texas which covered the polio eradication project?  Learn how 280 URISA GISCorps volunteers from 20 countries assisted the World Health Organization in their efforts to eradicate polio in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

View the recorded webinar here.  
The NextGen 9-1-1 and Emergency Response workshops and sessions at GIS-Pro were incredibly popular and we'll be bringing you more education opportunities to learn about these important topics.

In the meantime: 

SoCal URISA is hosting our NextGen 9-1-1 and GIS Workflow workshop on November 28. Learn more.

Kathrine Cargo and Jeff Ledbetter authored the most recent URISA Managing GIS Column in Esri's ArcNews titled "Preparing for Next Generation 911 Now. Read it here.
Are you a Future GISP?

We offered a popular GISP Exam Prep track at GIS-Pro and are working on re-packaging and supplementing that information to help future GISPs get ready (details to come). If you're ready to take the exam now, you must apply by November 20 to take the exam in early December

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