URISA Connect Webinars & Virtual Education

 Archived Webinars

"URISA webinars really are uniquely fantastic!" — Jay Clark, City of Shoreline, WA (URISA Connect attendee)

URISA Connect is the virtual component of URISA’s educational offerings.  Webinars that connect you to the cutting edge in technology and management lessons for the GIS industry are at your fingertips. From single presentations to multi-part workshop offerings, URISA Connect webinars offer the opportunity to:

  • Learn about GIS best practices from trusted experts.
  • Delve deep into topics important to your professional development.
  • See the latest technical and management advancements.
  • Ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate on today’s big issues.

Are you trying to find ways to increase your industry knowledge and learn new skills without a budget for travel? URISA Connect is an effective way to develop your professional skills and even work towards GISCI Certification Education Hours. (URISA Webinars count towards the EDU-2 section of the application.)

Upcoming Virtual Education:

NCHHSTP Atlas - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
1:00-2:00 PM Eastern

Join URISA & CDC for a webinar on the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) NCHHSTP Atlas, an online, interactive application that is designed to provide access to HIV, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB surveillance data using Geographic Information Systems technology. The NCHHSTP Atlas won the 2014 Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) award from the Urban Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).
During this webinar, participants will see a presentation of surveillance data for HIV, AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, TB, and acute viral hepatitis. Participants will also get a preview on the coming launch of an advanced query component as well as other upcoming innovations!


  • Danielle Ayan, GISP, PMP, ICP, Contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, Geospatial Project Coordinator, Geospatial, Research Analysis and Services Program (GRASP), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), CDC
  • Kim Elmore, Ph. D., Medical Geographer/ Geospatial Scientist, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, & TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), CDC
  • Rob Nelson, MPH, Health Scientist, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health, CDC
  • Gustavo Aquino, Associate Director for Program Integration, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, & TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), CDC

Free for URISA Members ($15 for nonmembers) - Register today as space is limited


CycloMedia 3-Part Webinar Series

CycloMedia captures detailed images of the world from a street level perspective. These panoramic images, called HD-Cycloramas, are geometrically accurate, high in resolution and are regularly updated. HD-Cycloramas are available as a Content-as-a-Service subscription from a secure hosted environment, and can be accessed through a Web-based viewer, as an add-in for ArcGIS Desktop or as a customized web application.

We provide professional users in government and private industry accurate and reliable solutions to help manage assets and monitor the existing conditions of the real world more efficiently.  We integrate our data and software into customers’ workflows without having to make major modification to their existing IT infrastructure.

The CycloMedia webinar will be divided into 3 separate sessions.

Part One: The first presentation on January 26th focused on the technology being used for capturing, processing, hosting and employment of the data. Topics presented:

  • data capturing
  • image and metric quality
  • quality control
  • measuring principals and techniques
  • mobile 3D mapping comparisons

Part Two: The second presentation on March 24th discussed working  with CycloMedia’s precision panos inside Esri's ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online without making modifications to your existing infrastructure. The session focused on a live demo of the panoramic imagery, working seamlessly inside of Esri's ArcGIS Desktop. 

Attendees learned how to:

  • Overlay GIS layers directly inside street imagery  
  • See GIS data from a new perspective and edit features accordingly
  • Learn tips and tricks to improve your existing datasets while saving time in the field

Great presentation! View the recorded version here.

The third presentation will take place in April and will showcase customer experiences with detailed uses in transportation, asset management, property assessment, and general government applications.

Free for URISA Members


Recent URISA Webinars:

October 2013: Expanding Broadband Mapping in Economic Development and Planning Initiatives
Ashley Hitt, GISP, Connected Nation, Louisville, Kentucky

November 2013: The GIS Management Institute and the GIS Capability Maturity Model (GISCMM): updates, overviews and implementations.
Greg Babinski, GISP, King County GIS Center , Seattle, Washington

November 2013 The Proper Care and Feeding of Metadata
Ryan Bowe, Photo Science , Lexington, Kentucky 

February 2014 - Exemplary Systems in Government Award Winner Showcase
"Show Me My House" for Snow Ordinance Searches
Anna Whipple - City of Des Moines, IA

March 2014 - Deploying Mobile Solutions: What to Consider - URISA Certified Workshop
Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP, eGIS Associates, Atlanta, GA

June 2014 - Introduction to GNSS- URISA Certified Workshop
Keri Brennan, GISP - URISA, Des Plaines, IL

August 2014 - Building an Address Repository using the FGDC Standard: Implementing Quality and Data Sharing- URISA Certified Workshop
Martha Wells, GISP, Spatial Focus, University Park, MD

September 2014 - GIS Capability Maturity Model (GISCMM) - URISA Certified Workshop
Greg Babinski, GISP, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA

October 2014: An Overview of Open Source GIS Software - URISA Certified Workshop
Sara Yurman, GISP, Spatial Focus, LLC

November 2014: Asset Management: Planning, Strategy, and Implementation - URISA Certified Workshop
Jason Amadori, GISP, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL

Link to On Demand Content


Benefits of sponsorship of a URISA Connect webinar include direct marketing of your webinar to the entire URISA Membership and beyond.  As well, URISA will promote your workshops online, in the URISA Digest and in other online publications.  As an added benefit, your webinar will be hosted by URISA, for future viewing for 12 months following the webinar.

Working directly with you and your team, URISA staff will ensure a professionally presented online experience.  

Understanding that marketing is a valuable component to your business, and that the costs of marketing is ever increasing, the need to get your message to as many people with the best return on investment, the URISA Connects sponsored webinar series will help to attain these goals.

If you are interested in hosting a sponsored workshop please contact Wendy Nelson.

URISA Connect Cancellation and Refund Policy:
All cancellations must be received in writing (via fax, email or regular mail) at URISA Headquarters no later than 72 hours before the event in order to receive a refund, minus a $10 processing fee. After that time period, cancelled registrations will not be refunded nor applied to future events. URISA is not responsible for any technical issues caused by Adobe Connect that may prevent or limit access, recorded or live, to the webinar by attendees, and will not be able to offer refunds should these issues occur.

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