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Louisiana Chapter


Congratulations to LA URISA -
2016 URISA Outstanding Chapter of the Year!!!!


LAURISA president Andrew Milanes (center, green plaid shirt) signed the OneURISA Affiliation Agreement with the URISA Board during GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018.

The Louisiana Chapter of URISA was established in 1993. LA URISA is open to anyone with an interest in networking and GIS education within the state of Louisiana. Students and young professionals, academics, veteran practitioners...you're all welcome at LA URISA!

LA URISA Chapter Board 

  • 2019 Board Members
    Email: louisianachapterurisa@gmail.com 

    • Andrew Milanes – Past President
    • Leslie Couvillion - President
    • Maggie Cloos - Vice President
    • Jacqueline Woodward – Treasurer
    • Alison Maulhardt –Secretary
    • Maegan Smith – Marketing
    • Liz Lowe – Events Coordinator
    • Zach Leto Young Professional Liaison

Chapter Membership

Congratulations to LA URISA, one of the early adopters of OneURISA! Through this relationship, members of URISA International who reside in Louisiana are now also members of the chapter, at no additional fee.   Join URISA today ! Click here to join! 

Upcoming Events 

LA URISA Lunch & Learn: 

Port NOLA's Transition to GISLearn about how the Port is transitioning from hand-drawn maps to web GIS.


  • Kevin Colburn, Technical Services Manager
  • Maggie Cloos, GIS Manager
  • Jackie Woodward, Planning & Permitting Coordinator 

Date & Time:  Wednesday, June 12, 11:30am to 1pm
Address: 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
Visitor parking is located in front of the building. Attendees will need to check in at the front desk.  The presentation room is on the 4th floor.


Cost: $15 for members and students/ $20 for non-members


On-line Registration  


We're so pleased that URISA is heading to New Orleans for GIS-Pro 2019!

LA URISA Workshop:

Check back soon for next workshop announcement! 



 LA URISA Newsletters 

2019 Newsletters

2018 Newsletters:

 2017 Newsletters: 2016 Newsletters: 


Recent Events 

Scroll down to review recent Lunch & Learn Meetings and Workshops sponsored by LA URISA!

LA URISA Event Attendance (for documenting GISP points) 2017

LA URISA Event Attendance (for documenting GISP points)

Lunch & Learn Meetings:


May 20th - An Introduction and Overview of ESRI Story Maps Flyer

May 29th - ArcGIS Applications for Recreation and Water Quality on the Bayou Vermilion Flyer

April 30th - A Demonstration on How to Create ESRI Story Maps Flyer








  • Louisiana Remote Sensing & GIS Workshop March 18-20, 2019 
  •  Comprehensive Overview of the Functionality & Uses of ArcGIS Online - Thursday October 18 Flyer

  • Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro - August 21 & 22, 2018Flyer
  • GIS for the Busy Professional Part II: Geoprocessing tools, Joining and Relating Data - May 18, 2018
    Instructor: Lynn Dupont, ASLA, APA, GISP - Flyer

  • Workshop: GIS Fundamentals for the Busy Professional  - March 25, 2016
    Instructor: Lynn Dupont, ASLA, APA, GISP - Flyer

  • Workshop: GIS Fundamentals for the Busy Professional (AIA, APA, ASCE, ASLA) - October 16, 2015
    Instructor: Lynn Dupont, ASLA, APA, GISP - Flyer 

  • Workshop: NG9-1-1 and the GIS Workflow - October 14, 2015
    Instructors: Sandi Stroud , ENP & Jonathan Soulen, GISP, Michael Baker Jr. IncFlyer
  • “Our Workflows Make You More Efficient,” presented by NEI - March 19, 2015

  • GISCI Certification Program Workshop
    Baton Rouge:
    January 16, 2015
    New Orleans:
    January 23, 2015
    Post-GISP Workshop Happy Hour on January 23

  • OpenStreetMap - January 2015
  • OpenStreetMap - February 2014

LA URISA was the co-host of GIS-Pro 2014... September 8-11, 2014 in New Orleans!

GIS Day 2014


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