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Organizational Membership

To streamline multiple individual memberships from one agency or organization, URISA offers both a Government Agency and an Educational Institution membership, each detailed below. 

Government Agency Membership 

We are pleased to introduce a new simplified membership for government agencies at any level — national/federal, tribal, state/provincial, regional, county, city and town. The all- inclusive membership is designed specifically for jurisdictions with at least two GIS staff, whether in the same department or across a number of departments (assessor’s office, public health, planning, etc). It is an opportunity to streamline an agency’s URISA membership, while taking advantage of cost savings and efficiencies. 

The price for a Government Agency membership is $350 and includes membership for two individual members. Dues for two individual members from one jurisdiction would otherwise cost $390 ($195 each). Additional members may be added at a reduced fee of $150 (the regular annual dues fee for an individual member is $195) or $125 for young professionals. 

When I approached the other individual URISA members from my county about the new government agency membership, there was no hesitation in agreeing for us to realize this amazing opportunity. Not only will we get a modest discount on our memberships but our organization will be represented in the greater GIS community through URISA. We all feel representing our organization in the larger URISA community is our responsibility as GIS Professionals and hopefully through our leadership other organizations will join in as well.”   — Doug Adams, GISP, GIS Program Manager, Department of Public Works, Baltimore County, Maryland

Government Agency members may also take advantage of an annual license for a URISA Certified Workshop for $250 (regularly priced at $1,000) to efficiently conduct on-site training (instructor, facility and material expenses not included). Perhaps your team would benefit from a full-day workshop covering GIS Strategic Planning or a half-day workshop on NG911 and the GIS Workflow

A primary contact must be named with each government agency membership. That individual will receive annual dues notices and notify URISA of changes to staff included on the agency’s membership.

All individual members receive:

  • Significant discounts on registration fees for URISA-sponsored conferences, the URISA GIS Leadership Academy, and workshops.
  • Free webinars.
  • Subscriptions to The GIS Professional and URISA Digest.
  • Access to the vast electronic URISA Library of conference proceedings, Journal articles, and other resources.
  • Advocacy efforts to support and protect the profession.
  • Ample opportunities to contribute on URISA Committees and Task Forces (and earn GISP points).
  • A 365 day online community, through URISA Connect, to discuss areas of interest, explore solutions and talk over challenges with your peers and leaders in the profession.
  • An experienced and welcoming network of professionals. 
  • ....and so much more!

Join Today: Government Agency Application 


Educational Institution Membership

 URISA has long valued its relationships with the academic community. In fact, most of URISA’s founding members were esteemed faculty within urban planning departments.  Outreach to future GIS professionals at community colleges and universities is one of our most important responsibilities.

An Educational Institution Membership is available to faculty and staff at colleges and universities at a single location. This option includes individual membership benefits for two faculty members and up to ten (10) students for $400 (value of $550), with additional dues for an unlimited number of student members at only $10 each.

Individual members receive:

  • Significant discounts on registration fees for URISA-sponsored conferences, the URISA GIS Leadership Academy, and workshops.
  • Free webinars.
  • Subscriptions to The GIS Professional and URISA Digest.
  • Access to the vast electronic URISA Library of conference proceedings, Journal articles, and other resources.
  • Advocacy efforts to support and protect the profession.
  • Ample opportunities to contribute on URISA Committees and Task Forces (and earn GISP points).
  • A 365 day online community, through URISA Connect, to discuss areas of interest, explore solutions and talk over challenges with your peers and leaders in the profession.
  • An experienced and welcoming network of professionals. 
  • ....and so much more!

Another perk for Educational Institution members is access to the member mailing list to promote your degree program and an online promotional presence.

Join Today: Educational Institution Application


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