URISA Webinars & Virtual Education
Free opportunity for URISA International Members
FEMA and GIS: The Role of Technology and Data in Disaster Management
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
In 2017 the United States experienced some of the most significant disasters in its history. FEMA is the key federal agency tasked with addressing disasters. In recent years they have made it a strategic priority to develop GIS data and cutting edge technologies that now enable them to more effectively support communities before, during and after disasters. In this presentation, you will see demonstrations of the tools and resources currently available from FEMA and learn how they are being used around the nation. You will also learn about several exciting initiatives that are currently underway to develop GIS resources that quantify hazard risk and impact to support rapid and accurate decision making. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.
Chris Vaughan – Chris Vaughan serves as the FEMA Geospatial Information Officer where he champions and coordinates geospatial technologies across multiple response and recovery programs. In order to meet strategic goals and priorities, Chris works effectively across federal, military, state, local, and tribal communities to promote geospatial programs, technology, and institutional structures and share best practices. In addition, he is committed to identifying, mentoring, and developing the next generation of geospatial leaders. Mr. Vaughan has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Lee University and is a graduate of American University’s Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program.
Thank you for the fantastic presentation! Download Mr. Vaughan's slides here.
Learn about URISA's GISCorps Webinar
We're all extremely proud of this URISA program, founded in 2003, which connects GIS expertise with underserved communities an in response to emergencies around the globe.
Take some time to learn about the amazing missions that GISCorps volunteers have contributed to and learn how you can participate. #GISgivesback
Preparing for GISP Certification Webinar
April 3 & 4, 2018
The GISP has become a respected and in-demand indication of your skills as a GIS professional. If you are pursuing the GISP credential, or are thinking of doing so, join us on April 3 and 4, 2018 for a six-hour, two day virtual event, as a group of talented GIS experts share valuable information that can increase your chance of success.
Information presented in this webinar was designed to help professionals who have extensive GIS education and experience, but need to know what topics to review prior to taking the exam. It also helped individuals with some GIS experience that may be lacking in one or more areas covered by the exam and that need to know where to find additional resources to study.
Earning the GISP credential requires successfully completing an exam as well as a number of other application requirements.
- Day one (Tuesday, April 3) explored the reasons that the GISP credential is worth pursuing as well as what is involved in completing each part of the application.
- Day two (Wednesday, April 4) explored the topics that you need to be familiar with for each of the knowledge areas covered by the GISP exam.
URISA webinars really are uniquely fantastic!" — Jay Clark, City of Shoreline, WA (URISA webinar attendee)
URISA Connect is the virtual component of URISA’s educational offerings. With a revitalized Professional Education Committee, watch this space for additional activity and offerings.
Webinars that connect you to the cutting edge in technology and management lessons for the GIS industry are at your fingertips. From single presentations to multi-part workshop offerings, URISA Connect webinars offer the opportunity to:
- Learn about GIS best practices from trusted experts.
- Delve deep into topics important to your professional development.
- See the latest technical and management advancements.
- Ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate on today’s big issues.
Are you trying to find ways to increase your industry knowledge and learn new skills without a budget for travel? URISA Connect is an effective way to develop your professional skills and even work towards GISCI Certification Education Hours. (URISA Webinars count towards the EDU-2 section of the application.)
Previous URISA Webinars:
November 2014: Asset Management: Planning, Strategy, and Implementation - URISA Certified Workshop
Jason Amadori, GISP, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL
October 2014: An Overview of Open Source GIS Software - URISA Certified Workshop
Sara Yurman, GISP, Spatial Focus, LLC
September 2014 - GIS Capability Maturity Model (GISCMM) - URISA Certified Workshop
Greg Babinski, GISP, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
August 2014 - Building an Address Repository using the FGDC Standard: Implementing Quality and Data Sharing- URISA Certified Workshop
Martha Wells, GISP, Spatial Focus, University Park, MD
June 2014 - Introduction to GNSS- URISA Certified Workshop
Keri Brennan, GISP - URISA, Des Plaines, IL
March 2014 - Deploying Mobile Solutions: What to Consider - URISA Certified Workshop
Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP, eGIS Associates, Atlanta, GA
February 2014 - Exemplary Systems in Government Award Winner Showcase
"Show Me My House" for Snow Ordinance Searches - Anna Whipple - City of Des Moines, IA
November 2013 The Proper Care and Feeding of Metadata
Ryan Bowe, Photo Science , Lexington, Kentucky
November 2013: The GIS Management Institute and the GIS Capability Maturity Model (GISCMM): updates, overviews and implementations.
Greg Babinski, GISP, King County GIS Center , Seattle, Washington
October 2013: Expanding Broadband Mapping in Economic Development and Planning Initiatives
Ashley Hitt, GISP, Connected Nation, Louisville, Kentucky
Benefits of sponsorship of a URISA Connect webinar include direct marketing of your webinar to the entire URISA Membership and beyond. As well, URISA will promote your workshops online, in the URISA Digest and in other online publications. As an added benefit, your webinar will be hosted by URISA, for future viewing for 12 months following the webinar.
Working directly with you and your team, URISA staff will ensure a professionally presented online experience.
Understanding that marketing is a valuable component to your business, and that the costs of marketing is ever increasing, the need to get your message to as many people with the best return on investment, the URISA Connects sponsored webinar series will help to attain these goals.
If you are interested in hosting a sponsored workshop please contact Wendy Nelson.
URISA Connect Cancellation and Refund Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing (via fax, email or regular mail) at URISA Headquarters no later than 72 hours before the event in order to receive a refund, minus a $10 processing fee. After that time period, cancelled registrations will not be refunded nor applied to future events. URISA is not responsible for any technical issues caused by Adobe Connect that may prevent or limit access, recorded or live, to the webinar by attendees, and will not be able to offer refunds should these issues occur.