URISA – The Association for GIS Professionals – is your direct connection to key decision makers in local government GIS; the individuals who drive the adoption of technology within their organizations; the past, current and future influencers in GIS.
2012 was truly a milestone year for URISA.
URISA developed a Geospatial Management Competency Model, which was accepted by the U.S. Department of Labor (a major endorsement of our efforts and standing in the community).
We announced a GIS Management Institute (GMI) to develop resources and services that focus on promoting the advancement of professional best practices and standards for the management of GIS operations.
GIS-Pro 2012 took place in Portland with the highest attendance numbers seen in many years (in fact, all URISA conferences exceeded expectations in 2012).
Dozens of industry luminaries collaborated on the publication, Foundations of Urban and Regional Information Systems and Geographic Information Systems and Science to celebrate URISA's contributions to the advancement of GIS. URISA's GISCorps surpassed 100 volunteer missions, and URISA's Vanguard Cabinet continues to make great strides involving young GIS professionals in the organization.
Instead of decreased interest and activity, URISA members are even coming together locally to support new chapters. 2012 saw newly-formed chapters in Texas and a Cumberland Chapter of URISA in Kentucky/Tennessee.
The 2013 conference calendar includes:
These cooperative relationships (including a developing relationship with the Property Records Industry Association) allow URISA to expose new and developing markets to the potential of GIS.
URISA invites your participation as a 2013 Corporate or Business Partner.
A partnership with URISA will raise your organization’s visibility, facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and build relationships with the Who’s Who in GIS. The partnership is much more than sponsoring a conference. You will have a seat at the table in shaping URISA’s agenda with a direct link to the Board of Directors. Network with URISA’s leadership and share valuable perspectives on industry issues. Capitalize on the opportunity to exchange ideas and propose programs that benefit both your organization and that of the URISA membership and GIS Community as a whole.
The opportunities for engagement are limitless and the levels of partnership were designed to accommodate a wide range of budgets and resources. Learn more below or contact Executive Director, Wendy Nelson (847-824-6300, firstname.lastname@example.org).
URISA Partnership provides distinct benefits: