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Support URISA's GISCorps on GIS Day 

On GIS Day,  consider a tax-deductible donation to URISA's GISCorps to support volunteer GIS missions around the world. 

What a great way to recognize the impact of GIS! 

Donate here
See you in Port of Spain next week for the 2019 URISA Caribbean GIS Conference!


There is still time to join us for # CaribbeanGIS 2019 in Port of Spain. The program is stellar and the energy is off the charts!

Thanks to all of the sponsors, committee members and speakers for their dedication to our Ninth URISA Caribbean GIS Conference.

(And it's warm there!)
CalGIS 2020 is Heading to Long Beach



The four California URISA Chapters and the CGIA collaborate each year to present CalGIS. The program details are posted; registration is open; and sponsor opportunities are available!



Don't miss keynote speaker, Governor Martin O'Malley and an amazing lineup of workshops and sessions. 

Take the opportunity to purchase his new book from Esri Press, available at a discounted price when you register, and get it signed at CalGIS 2020.  

Make your plans today (early bird registration discounts expire on December 16). 

Participate in the CalGIS  poster & web app/map session. Submit your abstract by December 16. 

Attend a URISA GIS Leadership Academy in 2020




For registration and venue information,  click here
Registration is Now Open for #GISValTech2020 

Don't miss the 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.   Registration is open and early bird discounts are available until January 13, 2020.

Check out the detailed program with phenomenal workshops, breakout sessions and featured speakers. 

Review the  sponsor opportunities  and reserve your exhibit booth space early!



URISA's Texas Chapter has another great webinar in its popular Speaker Series.  Attend  5 Tips for Making Maps that Captivate and Communicate on Tuesday, November 19 (12:00 Noon Central time).   John Nelson from Esri is the presenter. Don't miss it. Register today!

URISA is hosting a free webinar NextGen 9-1-1: What GIS Professionals Need to Know for members on Wednesday, December 4 at 4:00 PM Eastern time.  Developed and presented by members of URISA's NextGen 9-1-1 Task Force, this webinar will discuss how GIS fits in NG9-1-1 and how GIS professionals can best support Public Safety. Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) is a nationwide, standards-based, secure emergency communications infrastructure. Current 911 systems were originally built using analog technology and focused on static land-line locations. NG9-1-1 is facilitating digital technologies and societal changes, by enabling mobile phone locations, capabilities of text and other multimedia communications between a 9-1-1 caller and a 911 center, and on to responders in the field. 

Presenters: Melissa Liebert, GIS Analyst, Comtech Telecommunication Corp, Astoria, OR and Rachel Rodriguez, GISP, Senior GIS Analyst, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA

Spots are limited so register early. 
On to Baltimore for #GISPro2020 


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!
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.
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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