NEWS

URISA Board Election Results Announced

Tripp Corbin to begin term as President-Elect at the conclusion of URISA's annual conference in Spokane.

2015 URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Award Recipients Announced

URISA's ESIG Awards recognize extraordinary achievements in the use of geospatial information technology that have improved the delivery and quality of government services.

Featured Keynote Speakers Announced for National GIS in Transit Conference

 Paige Fitzgerald, Connected Citizens Program Manager for Waze and FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan are the featured speakers.

EVENTS

GIS in Transit Conference

September 1 - 3, 2015

GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015

October 18 - 22, 2015

GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

February 22 - 25, 2016

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
Cyclomedia
DTSGIS
eGIS Associates, Inc.
ESRI
geographIT
GeoTech Vision
Hexagon Geospatial
MGP
North West Geomatics
Open Spatial
Pictometry
Planning Communities
Podio
Sani-International Technology Advisors
TGA inc.
Thomson Reuters
Vestra