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March 17, 2011   
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Be sure to put GIS-Pro 2011 on your calendar and in your budget!
November 1-4, 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana

Help us grow the URISA Member Community through this limited special offer!

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 URISA is collecting data for its 2010-2011 Salary Survey. Be a part of this important publication and resource for hiring managers and GIS professionals. Take the survey today!  


Volume 22, Number 2 of the URISA Journal is posted online. 

GISCorps Responds to Japan Crisis
URISA's GISCorps volunteers are actively working on two projects in response to the crisis in Japan. Keep up with the projects online.

GISCorps is volunteer-driven. To support GISCorps efforts with a tax-deductible donation, please do so here.


Deadlines & Reminders
March 25 - Deadline to submit nominations for the URISA Board of Directors.

March 28
- We extended the deadline a few days! Abstract submissions are due for GIS-Pro 2011: URISA's 49th Annual Conference for GIS Professionals taking place in Indianapolis, November 1-4, 2011. Details and the online submission form are posted here.

April 4 - Abstract submissions are due for the 2011 URISA/NENA Addressing Conference (August 15-18 in New Orleans). Details and the online submission form are available here.

May 1 - Deadline to submit nominations for the URISA GIS Hall of Fame.
Call for Papers & Articles
The URISA Journal is accepting abstract submissions for a special issue on PPGIS (public participation GIS) until May 2. Check out the details and submission guidelines here.

We are always happy to consider your articles, case studies, and opinion pieces for The GIS Professional. Share lessons learned, chapter news, technology trends... whatever you have an interest in writing about... while earning points toward GIS Professional Certification. Email Wendy with your idea.
Featured Job Postings
Advertise your opportunities, or check out what's available, URISA Marketplace.
2011 URISA Awards
The application for the 2011 ESIG Awards is available. Applications will be accepted until June 6, 2011. 

The 2011 Student Competition, featuring categories for Papers and Posters, has opened. Submissions are also being accepted until June 6, 2011.
2011 Conference News
2011 CalGIS Conference
Fresno, CA - March 28-31, 2011

URISA Leadership Academy
St Louis, MO - June 13-17, 2011

2011 GIS in Public Health Conference 
Atlanta, GA -June 27-30, 2011


2011 URISA/NENA Addressing Conference
New Orleans, LA - August 15-18, 2011

2011 GIS in Public Transportation Conference
St Petersburg, FL - September 13-15, 2011

GIS-Pro 2011: URISA's 49th Annual Conference for GIS Professionals
Indianapolis, IN - November 1-4, 2011
The URISA Board of Directors appoints its member representatives to the GISCI Board of Directors. Kim McDonough, GISP is completing his term on the GISCI Board and we thank him for his dedication and involvement!

David Hansen, GISP will continue to represent URISA on the GISCI Board and will soon be joined by Rebecca Somers, GISP. Thank you both!
URISA Advocacy Agenda
The outline of URISA's first advocacy agenda, developed from the Chapter Roll Call and other discussions at GIS-Pro 2010, has been posted and is awaiting your input. Get involved and 

check out the details today. 

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