The Alabama Chapter of URISA developed in the Birmingham regional area as a consortium of GIS professionals, agencies, and corporations driven to help build GIS programs and standards in Alabama, and to provide the best geospatial information and services.
URISA-AL is organized to help develop the Alabama geospatial community and improve professional development and certification.
- Visit the Chapter Website: gisaa.org for membership and upcoming events!
The GIS Association of Alabama (URISA's Alabama Chapter) Named 2020 Outstanding Chapter of the Year!!
- "During this pandemic, many regular GIS functions across Alabama were affected. GISAA provided a framework and platform to preserve, promote, and grow networking and educational opportunities in our profession. Partnerships and collaborations went virtual, and the good work continued. When we do meet again in person, we will be even more dedicated to our mission to provide and facilitate professional GIS growth in Alabama." - Jeannette Byrd, 2020 Treasurer
- "GISAA, comparable to many organizations, has met the challenges of the past year with determination. Our GIS community has repeatedly sought out opportunities to fill needs and provided methods of answering questions for decision makers across the spectrum. The people that make up this initiative have shown themselves ready, willing, able and agile." - Bryan Price, 2020 Central Region Director
- "I am proud of our 2020 Board of Directors for switching gears and continuing to make the Alabamian GIS community a priority. We had big plans for 2020, and were incredibly disappointed as most of them were put on hold. Like many other organizations, once it was clear that the current state of things wasn't going to change for a long time, we started to adapt. It was important to us to continue serving the users in our state. This pandemic has been difficult for all of us, but the lessons learned have been invaluable. We are already beginning to apply those lessons for 2021!" - Alex Lopez-Rogina, 2020 President
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