Many of URISA's leaders got their first 'taste' of URISA at the chapter level. Their chapter experience was instrumental in developing leadership skills which have served them not only in their profession, but also as they have continued volunteering at the URISA International level. Many of URISA's Board members, Committee Chairs and Presidents joined URISA chapters when they began their careers. The connections they've made and the experience they have gained through their chapter volunteer work were so important in their development.
URISA has more than two dozen state, provincial, and regional chapters. Chapter meetings, workshops, conferences, and social events occur regularly throughout the United States and Canada, and also in the Caribbean and the United Arab Emirages. Chapters connect GIS professionals locally and the networking and education is invaluable.
BAAMA - Bay Area Automated Mapping Association
United Arab Emirates - organizing status
URISA has a sister association in Australia and cooperative relationships with a number of affiliated organizations.
Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute - Australia
Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA)
MidAmerica GIS Consortium, Ltd. (MAGIC)
MAGIC states include, but are not limited to: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma & South Dakota.
IMAGIN - Michigan