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URISA Chesapeake Chapter


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Area served: Maryland, DC, and Virginia

Chesapeake URISA Chapter Board:

President: Dave Grolling
Vice-President: Pravin Mathur
Secretary: Margaret Montgomery
Treasurer: Maria Leasure
Membership Coordinator: Sara Hummell


Chapter Email Address: info@chesapeakeurisa.org 

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Upcoming Events

GIS Program Management Workshop

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019

Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm EST

Location: Fairfax, Virginia

Instructor: Rebecca Somers, GISP, Somers St Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA

This URISA Certified Workshop is designed to provide insights and guidelines for public agency GIS programs. It will examine the various organizational and management issues that program managers must address in order to develop and manage a successful GIS program. The course material will cover all aspects of GIS project and on-going program management including such areas as:

  • strategic and implementation planning
  • budgeting and financial management
  • business case development and cost-benefit evaluation
  • team building and human resources
  • product/service procurement and vendor/contract management
  • key technical management concerns and
  • important legal and policy issues for GIS project and program management

The workshop will focus on practical issues and challenges faced by GIS managers. It includes examples from actual GIS implementations and students will receive access to a variety of supplemental digital references and templates useful for GIS planning and management. The workshop will include a number of short demonstrations and group exercises focusing on GIS management challenges. The workshop is structured to encourage interaction and provide opportunities for attendees to share their ideas and experiences.

This workshop is most appropriate for the following types of people:

  • current GIS management personnel seeking to polish their skills and examine approaches to management challenges,
  • GIS or IT users and technical staff who are moving into management roles,
  • IT management personnel who are becoming more involved with GIS program management or oversight.

Contact info@chesapeakeurisa.org for further details

Next member meeting:

Mark your Calendar! Chesapeake URISA Virtual Chapter Meeting 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST. 

RSVP to info@chesapeakeurisa.org for dial-in instructions 








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