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  • 31 Mar 2014 11:46 AM | Association Administrator (Administrator)

    You’re the first to know….


    We just published all of the conference details for GIS-Pro 2014: URISA’s 52nd Annual Conference in New Orleans, September 8-11.





    Visit the conference website today and review the conference program with an abundance of educational offerings, from workshops and sessions to keynote addresses and panel discussions. Review the list of speakers and instructors, and check out this year’s Community Project where we’re collecting important data in the Black Pearl neighborhood to support redevelopment and revitalization.


    Some of the networking events are already detailed and we’re working on optional events (ghost tours in the Quarter, group dining outings, etc.) to help you make the most of your time in New Orleans! Download the GIS-Pro 2014 mobile Sched app and start networking with your fellow attendees and speakers.  


    Exhibitors and Sponsors … you can now reserve your spot in a busy exhibit hall and start planning your conference.


    Register for the conference and make your hotel reservations at the Sheraton New Orleans early. (For those of you who attended URISA’s 2008 annual conference, the venue is the same Sheraton on Canal Street, ideally situated and recently renovated. Perfect location to take advantage of all NOLA has to offer. )


    Access all of the information about GIS-Pro 2014 online. Looking forward to seeing you in September!

  • 26 Apr 2012 10:19 AM | Association Administrator (Administrator)

    URISA Leadership Academy

    Mark Your Calendar - ULA 2012 will take place in Savannah, Georgia, June 11-15, 2012.

    Five Days of Targeted GIS LEADERSHIP TRAINING…taught by GIS Leaders!

    Attendance is limited. Register early to reserve your place in the 2012 ULA Class.

    In today's work environment, it doesn't pay to sit still. Keeping your skills sharp and current can make the difference between moving ahead and becoming stale or even obsolete.  Learn from the best minds in the profession and take your skills to the next level by attending the URISA Leadership Academy!

  • 23 Feb 2012 9:48 AM | Association Administrator (Administrator)

    February 22, 2012 (Des Plaines, IL) - URISA invites experienced geospatial professionals of all kinds – particularly those with management experience – to review and comment on a draft Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM). Reviews by GIS professionals, professional surveyors, photogrammetrists and remote sensing scientists, programmers and application developers who specialize in geospatial applications, educators with specialized expertise in Geographic Information Science and Technology, and others whose work relies on geospatial technologies and data analysis are all welcome to participate.

    A URISA Task Force prepared the draft for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA). Reviews will be reported to the Task Force and DOLETA, and will used to refine and validate the GMCM. Reviewers who share contact information will also receive results of the public review as well as copies of the revised GMCM.

    Links to the draft GMCM and an online questionnaire for reviewers are available at The questionnaire will remain open through March 31, 2012.

    The Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM) specifies 74 essential competencies and 17 competency areas that characterize the work of most successful managers in the geospatial industry.

    The GMCM builds upon DOLETA’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model, which specifies the foundational, industry-wide, and industry sector-specific expertise characteristic of the various occupations that comprise the geospatial industry (

    URISA convened a task force composed of ten experienced geospatial managers and one facilitator at the 2011 GIS-Pro Conference in Indianapolis to produce the GMCM for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA).

    URISA’s qualifications to organize the GMCM effort include its nearly 50-year history as one of the founding organizations of the GIS profession, its successful organization of the GIS Certification Institute and the URISA Leadership Academy, and its healthy working relationships with other professional and scientific associations in the geospatial field through the Coalition on Geospatial Organizations (COGO).

  • 30 Jan 2011 2:45 PM | Association Administrator (Administrator)
    An Offer You Shouldn't Refuse!

    Your Opportunity to Experience URISA International Membership and URISA Alaska.

    The URISA Board of Directors has announced a new Introductory Membership Initiative!

    This Introductory Membership offer is extended to URISA Chapter members, GISPs, and GISCorps volunteers who are not currently a member of URISA International.

    The intent is to provide a targeted group of potential members the opportunity to experience URISA  membership for a pre-defined period, at a significantly discounted rate.

    This offer is available now for $20 (regular dues rate is $175) and provides membership benefits through December 31, 2011

  • 14 Oct 2010 8:53 PM | Luke Boggess (Administrator)
    After seeing a great presentation at GIS-Pro 2010 Chapter Leaders Forum (thanks Bob!) URISA Alaska took the plunge and implemented the Wild Apricot CMS interface. 

    Specially designed for Membership Organizations, Wild Apricot includes many of the most useful tools for managing all the activities of URISA Alaska.

    Stay tuned as we work to incorporate additional Wild Apricot capabilities to make this a website that truly serves the need of the URISA Alaska community!
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