URISA Members Recognized for Exceptional Volunteer Service

During GIS-Pro 2014, URISA’s 52nd Annual Conference in New Orleans last week, a number of individuals were recognized for their exceptional volunteer service to the association.

URISA Announces GIS-Pro 2014 Virtual Conference Agenda

For those unable to travel to New Orleans for the conference due to budget or time constraints, there is a unique opportunity to participate remotely. 


URISA Leadership Academy

October 13 - 17, 2014
The first offering of the URISA Leadership Academy in Louisville. Take advantage of GIS leadership training!

URISA 2014 Caribbean GIS Conference

October 26 - 30, 2014
The 7th URISA Caribbean GIS Conference will take place this October in Curacao. Keynote speakers, workshops, training

2015 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

March 2 - 5, 2015
The 19th annual specialty conference co-sponsored by URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

URISA's 7th Caribbean GIS Conference

October 26-30, 2014
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort - Curacao

Spatial Technologies: Fueling Economic Growth and Development

Online Conference Program & Mobile App

Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration & Venue - be sure to reserve your hotel room by October 1!

Excellent Value – Important Education – Unmatched Connections

URISA is an international geospatial organization that provides geographic information system (GIS) education and training, advocacy for the profession, and essential resources to foster excellence in GIS. URISA has presented several successful conferences focused on the effective application and management of GIS and other information technologies within the Caribbean. Previous conferences have taken place in Jamaica (2001), Barbados (2004), the Bahamas (2006), the Cayman Islands (2008), Trinidad and Tobago (2010) and Jamaica (2012). We are pleased to host the 2014 conference in the Dutch Caribbean!


Objectives of URISA's Caribbean GIS Conference

  • To inform broad cross-section of Caribbean users about GIS technology and applications
  • To share experiences regarding GIS implementation and management issues
  • To establish new relationships with the vendor/consultant community
  • To provide workshops and sessions that are application driven, and are relevant to the Caribbean community of GIS users
  • To foster a Caribbean GIS network
  • To assess the state of readiness of national and regional Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • To act on directives from the High Level Meetings held over the past several years, fostering executive support for GIS


Conference Program

New for 2014! The URISA Caribbean GIS Conference is utilizing an online app for the conference program. Easy-to-navigate and downloadable to your smartphone or tablet. A great way to network with speakers, instructors and fellow attendees.

Link to our Program App using the QR Code:

The Conference Program was developed through a Call for Presentations. The deadline for abstract submissions has passed, however, you can still submit your abstract to Pat Francis,  for the committee's consideration.

Exhibits & Sponsorships

Opportunities to exhibit at and sponsor the conference are detailed in the Exhibitor & Sponsor Prospectus. Don't miss the opportunity to market your solutions to this informed and innovative market!


Sponsor Promotion

Gold Sponsors:

  • Spatial Innovision
  • Esri
  • GIS4C


Bronze Sponsors:

  • GeoOrbis
  • GeoTechVision 
  • HERE 
  • West Indies Aerial Survey


Reserved Booths:

Spatial Innovision Booths #9,10/12,13
GeoOrbis Booths #16/17
GeoTechVision Booth #18
HERE Booth #11
Milsoft Utility Solutiions Booth #15
West Indies Aerial Survey Booth #14
Washington College GIS Program Booth #8
Esri & GIS4C Booths #3,4,5
Sani International Technology Advisors Inc Booth #7

Registration & Venue

Full Registration includes Proceedings, Networking Reception, Luncheons on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Conference Social Event.

Fee Schedule

  Regular Rate
(September 2-October 17, 2014)
Full Conference Registration $425 US
Full-time Student Registration $125 US
One Day Registration $225 US
  • Note that registrations received after October 17 will incur an additional $50 US.
  • Attendance at a preconference workshop requires an additional fee. Refer to registration form and the program schedule for fees
  • The registration fee for a single day registration includes the Conference Proceedings, attendance at the educational sessions and social events for that day only.

Downloadable Registration Form

Online Registration Form

Payment: Payment may be made via check (US dollars), credit card or via wire transfer (If paying through wire transfer, please refer to accompanying instructions. Wire transfer payments MUST include an additional US$15 for fee.)

To assist with supervisor approval of your attendance, consider this attendance justification letter we developed. Personalize it to address your organization's particular needs.

All participants must read and abide by the URISA Event Code of Conduct to promote a respectful experience for all.


The Conference will take place at the beautiful Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort. We have arranged for very attractive sleeping room rates at the hotel. URISA Conference attendees may take advantage of $129 single/double discounted rates which include in-room internet access.

Make your hotel reservations via this simple online form by OCTOBER 1! After that date, the room rate increases substantially.

What You Should Know About Curacao (climate, time zone, currency and much more):

Handy tips from the Curacao Tourist Board

The conference will be organizing affordable airport transfer for conference attendees.

Conference History

Map of Conference Locations

Blue Marble
Connected Nation
eGIS Associates, Inc.
Geo Planning Services
GeoTech Vision
North River
Open Spatial
Planning Communities
Spatial Focus
TGA inc.
Thomson Reuters
Valtus Imagery Services