Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
One more URISA GIS Leadership Academy in 2019


We'll have a packed house in Phoenix next week for the final GLA in 2019. Looking forward to a great event!

Registration Now Open for Three GLAs in 2020




For registration and venue information,  click here
GIS and Public Health Webinar - November 6 

Presenter: Bernadette de Leon, PhD, GISP

Overview: As spatial analysis software increased in sophistication while hardware costs decreased in the 1980s and 90s, GIS spread into many industries. Health and emergency services fields were no exception, and the last part of the 1990s saw the first publication of health GIS texts and epidemiological software.

Though this talk will provide a brief history of mapping disease and major technological improvements over time, the primary focus will be on the current and predicted use of GIS and other data analysis tools to identify health threats, track the spread of diseases and monitor conditions across the globe. Though prediction of future improvements can be both challenging and embarrassing, an examination of trends in artificial intelligence and machine learning provide clues to the direction that spatial analysis for public health and other sectors is heading.

Free opportunity for URISA Members, but seats are limited. Register today.

On to Baltimore for #GISPro2020 
GIS-Pro 2019 in New Orleans was spectacular! There were a lot of individuals and organizations who contributed to the success of the conference. Thanks to all!   (The next issue of THE GIS PROFESSIONAL will have a comprehensive overview.)

We'll be in Baltimore for next year's conference and we're already starting to work on the Call for Presentations. Make plans to join us!
Program Coming Soon for #GISValTech2020 

Don't miss the 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Formerly known as GIS/CAMA, the event was re-branded to take into account the abundance of technologies that, when integrated with GIS, make valuation and assessment more accurate, efficient and applicable for jurisdictions of all sizes.  

The conference planning committee is meeting later this week in Louisville to review and discuss proposals and organize the agenda. Program details, registration and sponsorship opportunities will be posted shortly. 
Event Calendar

Have you had a chance to check out the online event calendar for all of the regional and URISA chapter events taking place? 

Check out all of the upcoming events  here

The four California URISA Chapters and the California Geographic Information Association have announced  CalGIS 2020 in Long Beach, February 9-11, 2020

Proposals were reviewed and t he program has been drafted. The agenda will be posted, registration will open, and sponsor opportunities will be available very soon! 
Second Edition of THE GIS MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK Now Available

Already popular, this edition is a major update of Pete Croswell's 2009 edition.   Who should read this book?
  • Current GIS program and project managers
  • GIS users and technical staff who are transitioning into a management role or are planning to do so
  • IT managers and support personnel with a requirement to understand more about GIS programs
  • Consultants and contractors providing products and services to organizations using GIS
  • Academicians and students in upper-level undergraduate and graduate GIS courses and certificate programs
Check out the details and order your copy today.
Book Reviewer Wanted

We have a new Esri Press book that is certain to be popular!  If you would like to volunteer to read it and write a book review for The GIS Professional, send an email right away and we'll ship it out to you to read, review and keep.  
GIS Certification News

GISCI recently released a revised blueprint for the Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam ® for the GISP certification.   

The next exam will be offered December 7-14, 2019. Are you ready?
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