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Standards & Professional Practices


URISA is well-known for its active involvement over the years in providing input, and sometimes leading, standards development. 

In particular, URISA is recognized as a leader for addressing-related topics.

  • Addressing ResourcesFrom development of the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard, to hosting a focused conference on addressing for several years, URISA leaders also participate in national conversations and present a URISA workshop regularly to meet professional education needs of the community.

Professional Practices

URISA  strives to define and develop the GIS profession. It creates professional practice guides and FAQs, proposes and possibly issues professional practice standards, crafts recommended practice guidelines, and creates new URISA workshops.

A number of initiatives are underway within these workgroups.



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