Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
December 16 is an Important Deadline for CalGIS 2020 

Join the California GIS Community in Long Beach, February 9-11, 2020. 

T he program features  an amazing lineup of workshops and sessions

We are honored to announce Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore, as the opening keynote speaker.  An important follow-up lunch session was just added: 

Visualizing Smarter Government for the Information Age, leveraging geospatial capacity to improve decision-making

A Fireside Chat with:
  • Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore
  • Michael Wilkening, Special Advisor on Innovation and Digital Services to Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Amy Tong, Chief Information Officer (CIO), State of California
The discussion will be moderated by Terri Carbaugh, Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs, Brandman University.

This special event will bring together the unique perspectives of three current and former State executives to discuss how geospatial governance, data and methods can be most effectively structured and leveraged to more effectively support integrated, data driven decisions in State and local government to support better decision-making. Don't miss it!

Make your plans today (Early bird registration and sponsorship discounts expire on December 16). 

December 16 is also the last day to submit an abstract for the  CalGIS poster & web app/map session. 
Listen to the Latest URISA Vanguard/Directions Magazine Podcast

The most recent discussion focuses on Mentoring - Advantages and Challenges

It features Vanguard Cabinet members Micah Babinski and Rachel Stevenson, along with young professionals,  Dru Sexton and Shivon Van Allen.

While you're there, catch up with any podcasts you may have missed! 
Attend a URISA GIS Leadership Academy in 2020

For registration and venue information,  click here
Registration Discounts will Soon Expire 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 today! (Exhibit booth discounts are available until January 2.)

On to Baltimore for #GISPro2020 

We'll be in Baltimore for GIS-Pro 2020 and the Call for Presentation Proposals will be announced next week. 

Presentation proposals will be due on or before February 13, 2020. What will you share? 

Catch up with URISA's GISCorps 

Read the latest URISA GISCorps newsletter and catch up with recent projects and the incredible impact that GISCorps volunteers are having across the globe! 

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.
URISA Logo Apparel

Long sleeve, short sleeve, cardigans, and pullover fleece, check out the URISA Logo Store! 

Holiday Wishes

Wishing you and yours a safe, peaceful, and very happy holiday season!

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