There's still time to join us next week in Baltimore for GIS-Pro 2021!

Important GIS education, training, professional development, and conversations are on tap at GIS-Pro 2021 in Baltimore. Full conference and one-day registration options to work with your schedule and budget, and substantial student and young professional discounts!

Safe. Welcoming. Impactful. Community.

Must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test to attend. Learn more.
URISA GIS Leadership Academy
Are you prepared for excellence in 2022?

Don't miss one of two remaining opportunities to attend the GLA this year, with limited capacity at each venue.

  • St. Petersburg, Florida - November 8-12, 2021 
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota - December 6-10, 2021

Click here to reserve your spot! Note that you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative COVID test in order to attend.

We will offer a virtual GIS Leadership Academy again, though likely not until late Spring 2022. Locations for two in-person GLAs in 2022 have yet to be determined.

And we will soon share news of GLA 2.0, which has been a long-time request from those who have attended this program previously. Can't get enough!
Redistricting: A Guide for the GIS Community

Only $25! Grab a copy of this new important publication today. For details, and an online order form, click here.

Written by Mark J. Salling, Ph.D., GISP, Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, with a supplement on software packages by Blake Esselstyn, GISP, AICP, Principal at FrontWater, LLC + Mapfigure Consulting, Asheville, North Carolina
More Conference News

Workshop and presentation proposals are now being accepted for the 25th GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference taking place in New Orleans, March 27-30, 2022.

Submit one or more proposals (by October 11) and share your good work at this milestone anniversary event!

Grab a seat!

URISA and the National Society for Professional Surveyors (NSPS) are co-hosting the 2021 Survey and GIS Summit. Take some time to review the program, get to know the speakers, and register today.


The event will be presented virtually, November 3-5, 2021 and is FREE for URISA and NSPS members to attend.

URISA has a long history of delivering resources and educational content focused on addressing and emergency response. 

Now, we're pleased to announce a new URISA Conference to collaborate on Location, Enterprise Addressing, and Public Safety (LEAP) taking place virtually in February. 

Submit your presentation proposals and mark your calendar.
URISA Announces 2021 Young Professional Scholarship Winners

URISA is pleased to announce that Josiah Burkett and Samantha Strang are the recipients of 2021 Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz Young Professional Scholarships. 

Josiah Burkett is a GIS Analyst for GeoTechVision in Kingston, Jamaica. He is an active member of URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet and serves as a volunteer on URISA’s Community Resilience Committee and the Climate Change & Climate Equity Working Group.

Samantha Strang is a GIS Technician for Chatham County in Savannah, Georgia. Her knowledge of coastal dynamics and processes along with knowledge of fundamentals of elevation, along with her ability to fly drones with her FAA 107 license and airspace awareness, brings an added dimension to GIS offerings at Chatham County. 

Learn more about the scholarship and this year's winners here.
URISA Announces Newest Members of the Vanguard Cabinet of Young GIS Professionals
URISA is pleased to announce the newest members of its Vanguard Cabinet. The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is a URISA initiative (which debuted in 2011) to engage young GIS practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community. 

Comprised entirely of passionate young members selected from different geospatial disciplines, the Cabinet aims to position URISA as the center of opportunities for ambitious young professionals who are committed to improving URISA and the geospatial profession via innovation, collaboration, networking, and professional development. Each will serve a three-year term. 

Meet the eight new members here. We're looking forward to supporting your leadership goals! Congratulations!
URISA's GISCorps: GIS for Good
Now in its fifth year of providing situational awareness to federal, state, and local emergency managers, the GISCorps PhotoMappers team is responding during this very active season.

Many aren’t aware, but GISCorps is also involved with the In America: COVID Lost Loved Ones project, validating COVID deaths. (Click on the partners tab on this landing site). 

We're looking forward to hearing an update from GISCorps during GIS-Pro 2021 and also raising lots of $$$ from our silent auction supporting this amazing program!
GIS Certification Exam Dates
The next testing window for the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam® as a part of the GISP Certification has been scheduled and will once again be administered by PSI Online through their worldwide testing facilities in a computer-based testing (CBT) format.

Exam Dates: December 4 - 11, 2021

Get the details here.

The GIS Professional

Have you had a chance to read the latest issue of The GIS Professional

Content is always appreciated. If you would like to write an article, please send a note. Remember that writing articles counts as GISP Contributions Points.
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