NEWS

URISA GISCorps Activities During the Esri User Conference

Learn more about this impactful volunteer program in San Diego, July 20-24. 

2015 GIS in Transit Conference Features More than Sixty Presentations

Improving public transit using GIS to be discussed in Washington DC this September. Participate  in the GIS Transit Tools Exchange!

URISA Board Candidates Announced

Members will have the opportunity to choose URISA leaders later this summer.

EVENTS

GIS in Transit Conference

September 1 - 3, 2015
The National Center for Transit Research, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Transportation Research

GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015

October 18 - 22, 2015
In cooperation with the Northern Rockies and Washington URISA Chapters. The conference will take place at the brand

GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

February 22 - 25, 2016
Annual Conference for Professionals in Property Assessment, Tax Administration, Mapping and Information Technology Join

Geospatial Management Competency Model

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The Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM) specifies 74 essential competencies and 18 competency areas that characterize the work of most successful managers in the geospatial industry. The GMCM is an element of the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration’s (DOLETA’s) Competency Modeling Initiative.

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In 2010, DOLETA issued a Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) that specifies the foundational (Tiers 1-3), industry-wide (Tier 4), and industry sector-specific (Tier 5) expertise characteristic of the various occupations that comprise the geospatial industry (http://www.careeronestop.org/competencymodel/competency-models/geospatial-technology.aspx). Descriptions of individual geospatial occupations, including occupation-specific competencies and job requirements (Tiers 6-8), are published in DOLETA’s O*NET occupation database (http://www.onetonline.org/). The GMCM corresponds to Tier 9 of the GTCM (highlighted in green above).

Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM) - Final PDF

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association’s (URISA’s) qualifications to organize the GMCM effort include its 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).

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