GIS-Pro 2017: THE Conference for GIS Professionals

 

URISA is hosting its 55th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida this October 23-26, 2017.

From workshops to keynotes to breakout sessions, we’re offering significant content on NextGen 9-1-1 and Emergency Preparedness, Drones/UAVs, Asset Management, and Emerging Technologies. The committee also developed a full program track to support GIS Leaders and Managers; another that will help prepare GIS professionals for GISP Certification; and another track focused on supporting young professionals and students in our community. 

There is something for GIS professionals at all stages of their careers at GIS-Pro 2017!


 

Get ready for JAX!

 

 


Comprehensive Program Tracks

Several topical themes emerged during the review of abstract submissions and ensuing program development meetings. URISA is pleased to present comprehensive program tracks at GIS-Pro 2017.

GIS Leadership & Management - Many of us may be managers in our career, but are we truly leaders in our profession? Is your organization utilizing GIS to its full potential? Are you working with the right people, the right data? Do you have a strategic plan in place? If you are in management, these questions are pivotal to your success as a leader. This track will help you emerge from middle management to stand above and lead the next generation of organizations and the people within them.

GISP Exam Fundamentals - What? I now have to take an exam to earn my GISP? How can I prepare for such a broad base of knowledge on a subject such as GIS? From appends to z-values, learn about the key subject areas in the Body of Knowledge, used to develop the GISCI Core Technical Knowledge Exam. Cover important ethical considerations, portfolio development and learn some tips to help you prepare to take the exam. This is a must attend track for anyone thinking about becoming certified.

NextGen 9-1-1 - The next generation of 9-1-1 is upon us and GIS is the future of finding those in need of assistance. As NextGen9-1-1 (NG911) technology is adopted by more emergency call centers, the need for precise, current GIS data, and the people who manage that data, is crucial for locating calls for service. But what does a GIS professional need to know to perform their job effectively in the NG911 environment? This track and the associated URISA workshops on NG911 will provide the digital details, the management methods, and the information you need to become an effective partner with the 9-1-1 professionals in your locale.

Emerging Technologies - As a GIS Professional we all wonder how new trends in technology will change our profession. From mitigating risk of infectious diseases to using 3D GIS to model facilities and future growth, this track will bring the new technology into focus, allowing us to make informed decisions and increase our understanding of the latest advancements in our field.

Transportation and Asset Management - The fundamentals of asset management are: What do you own? What condition is it in? Where is it located? Historically these questions were answered with paper and ink, see how GIS can improve your asset management systems. From an enterprise perspective to Intelligent Transportation Systems, this track will help you gain knowledge to improve or enhance your current asset technology.

Young Professionals: Inspiring the Future of GIS - URISA understands the importance of young professionals and to this end we have called upon our seasoned members, with the assistance of our Vanguard Cabinet, to help create a track with a focus on Generation Z. A generation that grew up only knowing internet-capable phones and social media, these are the future professionals of our industry. How will they shape the future? What tools or technologies will they be using? This track will help our next generation of professionals learn and prepare for working and succeeding in our industry and the future of GIS.

   

Call for Presentations The conference program was developed, in large part, through a peer review of the GIS community's submitted presentation proposals. The deadline for submissions was March 10, but it's always possible that late submissions will be considered.  Review suggested topics, presentation format options and more here.


 

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association: Founded in 1963, 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.


Conference History

GIS-Pro 2016 took place October 31-November 3 in Toronto, Ontario. To view the conference program brochure, click here.

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Thank you to our Canadian Chapters (URISA Ontario, URISA Alberta, and URISA British Columbia) for their support! 

Annual Conference Site History

URISA and the Northwest GIS User Group were proud to present GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015, October 18-22, 2015 in Spokane, Washington, in cooperation with the Northern Rockies and Washington URISA Chapters. Nearly 450 GIS professionals attended the conference. There was a lot of interaction and discussion and excellent reviews of the educational program. A very positive conference experience!  What a fabulous conference! See what you missed: Online Conference Program 

GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015
October 18-22, 2015
Spokane, Washington

GIS-Pro 2014: Leveraging Spatial Technology to Support Sustainable and Resilient Communities
September 8-11, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana

Check out the Video Re-cap of the Conference from GeoSpatial Stream

Click on the logo below for all of the details about GIS-Pro 2014:

Onsite Program Brochure (PDF)

GIS-Pro 2013: Videos... see what you missed!

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