You’ll get the most out of your URISA membership when you get connected to the people, programs, information, and resources that can help take your organization and career to the next level.
Connect with other members. It’s easy to connect with your peers in URISA's many online social spaces. Here are a few highlights:
- URISA Connect: Participate in our 365 day online community, URISA Connect, to discuss areas of interest, explore solutions and talk over challenges with your peers and leaders in the profession.
- Directory: Get started by completing your member profile, indicating your areas of interest and expertise, inviting other members to join your network.
- LinkedIn: Join and connect with your peers, participate in timely discussions, and build your network by joining URISA on LinkedIn.
- Facebook: Like and follow URISA's Facebook page and interact and share stories on the URISA Member page.
- Twitter: Follow @URISA and @GISCorps. Keep up with young professional happenings with the Vanguard Cabinet @URISAVC. Use the hashtags #URISA , #TransitGIS, #GISHealth and others to keep up with hot topics in our community.
- Be an Ambassador: Purchase a fleece pullover, shirt or sweater with the URISA logo to wear when you attend your next GIS event - a certain conversation starter: Shop now!
Explore tools and resources. As a member, you have 24/7 access to URISA's full collection of content, publications, and other resources to help you do your job better and help your organization succeed. Peruse the archives of the URISA Journal, the URISA Digest and THE GIS PROFESSIONAL.
Models & Samples: Adopt or adapt these sample documents shared by your colleagues.
Discover education and networking programs. Mark your calendar. The education options from URISA include something for every stage of your career. Each event includes opportunities to meet and greet your colleagues.
Add your voice on legislative issues. Learn about the ways URISA protects and supports the GIS profession. Stay on top of legislative and regulatory activity that may affect your career.
Visit the URISA career center. Find a job, post a job and find your next great hire.
Take the next step.
Whether you choose to get involved to gain leadership opportunities, build your resume, increase your organization’s exposure in the industry, or give back to the profession, you’ll find a meaningful way to participate in the URISA community.
Volunteering is just as easy as it is rewarding.
As a volunteer, you can:
- Contribute to solving industry issues
- Enhance leadership, team-building and communication skills
- Network with industry experts and thought leaders
- Engage fellow members in meaningful dialogue
- Design and facilitate programming
- Work collaboratively in order to foster a spirit of innovation and creativity
- Learn from diverse people and viewpoints
We fulfill our promise to provide exceptional experiences, a vibrant community, and essential tools—only as a result of the time and knowledge volunteered by members like you, who serve your colleagues and further the geospatial profession. We need your skills, passion, and perspectives to build a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse corps of volunteer leaders. We realize that work and family responsibilities come first, so volunteer time commitments vary widely. Volunteer to write an article for the newsletter (2 hours); participate with a team to develop a best practice (an hour or two a month for six months); or serve as a committee leader for a program you are passionate about (3 years). Some committees may meet via teleconference monthly and most of the work is done electronically via an online collaborative tool.
Contribute. Our resources draw heavily on the knowledge and experience of our members. You can contribute in a variety of ways:
- Share a sample document. Add a document that works well for your organization to our ever-growing Models & Samples collection.
- Become a presenter. Submit your idea for a presentation topic for any of URISA's many education programs.
- Volunteer to write for the association's newsletter or share ideas for future articles.
- Volunteer your GIS expertise on a URISA GISCorps project.
- Influence public policy. Learn about legislative activities and become an advocate for the community.
Lend your support:
- Influence your peers. How has URISA membership benefited you? Share your story with colleagues. Send us your testimonial.
Invest. Contribute to the future of the organization by supporting URISA and/or URISA's GISCorps with a tax-deductible donation.
Industry partner opportunities. URISA's industry partners support us in a variety of ways.
- Sponsorships and exhibiting. Find out all the ways you can increase your visibility and your company’s business by exhibiting at and sponsoring URISA events.
- Corporate Partnership Program. Gain even more exposure and support the industry by becoming a an annual partner.
Don't hesitate to contact any of the URISA staff via the contact form below or individually.