NEWS

URISA Caribbean GIS Conference to Feature Influential Keynote Speakers

NSDI strategy and the importance of open geospatial standards to be discussed in Curacao.

URISA Certified Workshops to be Presented Virtually

Don't miss: An Overview of Open Source GIS Software and Asset Management.

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.

EVENTS

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).

GIS-Pro Annual Conference

Mark Your Calendar!

URISA and the Northwest GIS User Group Proudly Present:

GIS-Pro 2015: Geography at the Nexus of Collaboration
October 18-22, 2015
Spokane, Washington

In cooperation with the Northern Rockies and Washington URISA Chapters.

The conference will take place at the brand new Grand Hotel Spokane (opening summer 2015).

  


Conference Program

Watch for the announcement of the Call for Presentations! Abstract submissions will be due by February 2, 2015.

Why should you present at GIS-Pro?

  • Get recognized for your achievements and enhance your professional profile.
  • Increase the visibility of your organization. 
  • Help somebody else who is facing similar challenges.  
  • Receive valuable points toward your GISP certification or renewal.
  • Practice your presentation skills … discuss your work in a meaningful way to a variety of individuals.
  • Receive valuable feedback from your peers. Are you on the right track?

Proposals for individual presentations, lightning talks, panel discussions and interactive session formats will be welcome.

Conference Committee: The conference is developed through the dedication of the conference committee, representing URISA and Northwest GIS User Group members. We rely on their expertise and guidance to review abstract submissions submitted by the GIS community, monitor the profession to make certain the most important topics are included in the program, and ensure an overall valuable educational experience.

Important Note for Planners: In recent years, URISA was approved for well over 40 AICP-CM credits (including  law credit) by the American Planning Association for the GIS-Pro Conference. Click here for details.


Exhibitors & Sponsors

GIS-Pro Exhibitors and Sponsors are a vitally important part of the conference. Stay tuned for details about participation in Spokane!

Review the Exhibitor Directory in the 2014 Conference Program for company profiles and contact information:  Onsite Program Brochure (PDF)


"For me, it is the opportunity to network with people who use GIS in a wide range of industries and disciplines, and to discover unique applications of GIS in this range of disciplines that I might not have known about otherwise. Not only does GIS-Pro host GIS practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, but it's also home to a healthy discussion of open-source GIS alternatives and how they're used to assist with natural resource management, urban planning, environmental science, and everything in between. Not to mention, geographers know where it's at and know how to have a good time. These are good people, and that's a reason to go in its own right!" - Andy Hayslip, Environmental Specialist/GIS Analyst, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

 


Registration & Venue

For budgeting purposes...

Full Conference Registration: includes one URISA workshop, access to all educational sessions, proceedings, networking reception, luncheon, Breakfast, and evening social event. Northwest GIS User Group members are also offering preconference classes as part of the conference. Those one and two-day offerings will require an additional fee. 

If registering by the early cutoff date (early July) and staying at the Grand Hotel Spokane: $400 for URISA and NWGIS members/$475 for nonmembers (also applies for local attendees, residing within 50 miles of Spokane).

Note that one-day and student registration options will be available.

Venue

The conference will take place at the brand new Grand Hotel Spokane (opening summer 2015).

The URISA conference has arranged for a very economical sleeping room rate for GIS-Pro attendees: $139 single/double with a limited number of government per diem rooms for those who qualify ($88 single/$98 double. Note that all rooms booked in the GIS-Pro block also included complimentary internet access! Reservations must be made by September 14, 2015.

We will have an online form and a reservations phone number to use for reservations.


About Spokane

    

Take some time to start exploring this vibrant city, a roaring river, a gateway to the American west. Since its first days as a rail hub, Spokane has stood as a destination city immersed in natural beauty. Plan a whitewater adventure, shred fresh powder, bike the beautiful Centennial Trail or hike through countless nature preserves. But it’s not just about the outdoors! Taste Washington’s renowned grapes and hops at any number of local wineries and craft breweries. Or tour the arts with Broadway shows, live music and stunning exhibits. 

Visit Spokane Website

Getting to Spokane is easier than you think. There are direct flights into the Spokane International Airport from around the country and one-stop service to destinations globally. Even better than that, it’s only seven minutes from the airport to downtown Spokane.

 

Photos courtesy of Visit Spokane.


Conference History

GIS-Pro 2015 will be the 53rd annual conference hosted by URISA.

Annual Conference Site History

GIS-Pro 2014 in New Orleans: Leveraging Spatial Technology to Support Sustainable and Resilient Communities

September 8-11, 2014

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!

Blue Marble
Connected Nation
Cyclomedia
DTSGIS
eGIS Associates, Inc.
ESRI
gDBMS
Geo Planning Services
geographIT
GeoTech Vision
here
Loqate
MGP
North River
Open Spatial
Pictometry
Planning Communities
Podio
Sani-International Technology Advisors
Spatial Focus
TGA inc.
Thomson Reuters
Valtus Imagery Services