Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
URISA's GISCorps Supporting #HurricaneDorian 

Have you seen the 2019 Hurricanes Crowdsourced Photos Map for #Dorian ? GISCorps Volunteers have been uploading photos from various sources to create situational awareness for emergency managers and first responders. Explore the dashboard.  

Joining us in New Orleans for GIS-Pro 2019? Here are two ways that you can give back:
  1. Participate in the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Mapathon on Monday evening. 
  2. Contribute to the Silent Auction supporting URISA's GISCorps. We raised nearly $4,000 for GISCorps in Palm Springs last year. Let's surpass that amount in New Orleans! If you or your organization would like to donate to the cause, please send an email to or call (847) 824-6300 with a specific description of the item(s) you wish to donate to the auction and approximate value. 

Explore the Agenda for URISA's #CaribbeanGIS Conference and Register Today

This past week has shown us yet again how important  #GIS  is for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Join the important discussions in November at the  URISA 2019  Caribbean GIS  Conference.

Take some time to review the detailed agenda for details about the preconference workshops, breakout sessions, and opportunities to connect and expand your professional network. 

We are honored  that Dr. June Soomer, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and Allen Carroll, Founder of Story Maps, are the featured keynote speakers. 
Dr. June Soomer
Allen Carroll
Early bird registration discounts are available until September 30. 

One more URISA GIS Leadership Academy in 2019

For registration and venue information, click here

Continuing Education: Attendance at the GLA earns ample Education Credits for GISP Certification and Renewal.  It also was approved for 37 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits.

Registration Opens Soon for 3 GLAs in 2020

Deadline for Presentation Proposals for #GISValTech2020 is October 7

Don't miss the 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Formerly known as GIS/CAMA, the event has been 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.  

Presentation proposals are due October 7.  Please check out the suggested topics and submission details here
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

Workshop and Presentation Proposals are invited. The submission deadline is September 23. Click here for details and online submission forms. 
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. It and subsequent exams will be based on the revised blueprint.

(Take the full-day workshop at GIS-Pro 2019 to get prepared!)

Book Reviewers Wanted

We have two new Esri Press books in the office. If you would like to volunteer to read one of them and write a book review for The GIS Professional, send an email right away and we'll ship the book out to you to read, review and keep. 
Let us know which one is of most interest:
  • Focus on Geodatabases in ArcGIS Pro
  • Green Infrastructure: Map and Plan the Natural World with GIS
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