URISA Digest
November 22, 2011   
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Campaign for Geographic Literacy - Speak Up for Geography 


Gainesville State Student Inspires Maps for the Blind


FGDC Launches New Geospatial Website


Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Data Services Opens at University of Michigan  

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GIS-Pro 2011 - Great Conference!!


A huge thank you to the entire conference committee - led by Geney Terry, Claudia Paskauskas and Al Little - for a great conference in Indianapolis earlier this month. Thank you to all of the speakers, panelists and moderators. The education presented was second-to-none; the discussions and interactions were invaluable; and the energy level was off the charts!  


Sponsors and Exhibitors - Your commitment to the organization is greatly appreciated! Special thanks to our Diamond Conference Sponsor, Esri and also to Data Transfer Solutions for the social event entertainment and video sponsorship!


An interactive mobile conference app debuted at GIS-Pro and we live-streamed the closing keynote by Sean McGrath of Propylon.  


The opening keynote from Vincent Hoong was delivered virtually and can be viewed online along with some preliminary conference highlights. Take some time to check it out now and watch for many additions in the weeks to come! 


In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars for a very special event in 2012.  

URISA will celebrate its 50th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 1-4, 2012.  

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Call for Nominations - URISA Board of Directors

URISA's Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce a call for nominations to serve on the URISA International Board of Directors.


Nominations will be accepted until January 9, 2012 for President-Elect and three seats on the Board of Directors.  

For more information, click here.  

Young Professionals: 2012 Vanguard Cabinet Applications Now Being Accepted

URISA is accepting applications for its Vanguard Cabinet through December 5, 2011.  


For more information, click here.  

2011 Salary Survey: Get Your Copy


The latest version of URISA's GIS Salary Survey is now available. Find out average salary by job title; difference in salary according to region and certification status; and so much more. 


To order your copy and for more information, click here.  

Upcoming URISA Connect Webinar Events


Asset Management Analysis and Maintenance 

Presenter: Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP - Data Transfer Solutions

When: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Time: 1 PM Eastern/12 Noon Central/11 AM Mountain/10 AM Pacific 

URISA 2012 Event Calendar

16th Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference
March 12-15, 2012
San Antonio, Texas

  • Conference Program & Registration Discounts Now Available
  • Exhibit Opportunities Now Available 

URISA Leadership Academy
June 11-15, 2012
Savannah, Georgia

  • Register by December 31 for significant registration discounts! 

URISA/NENA 2012 Addressing Conference
August 6-9, 2012
Memphis, Tennessee  

  • Call for Presentations coming soon! 

GIS-Pro 2012: URISA's 50th Annual Conference for GIS Professionals
October 1-4, 2012
Portland, Oregon    


URISA's 2012 Caribbean GIS Conference
November 12-16, 2012
Montego Bay, Jamaica  

  • Call for Presentations coming soon! 
News & Announcements

CalGIS 2012 will take place April 11-13, 2012 in Sacramento.  Registration and sponsorship discounts are available through December 31. Don't delay! 

Thank You!

The URISA HQ office will be closed on Thursday and Friday so we can spend time with our families on Thanksgiving.  

This is a perfect opportunity to take a moment to say THANK YOU to our members, volunteers and friends.  

With warm appreciation from the URISA Staff.

Wendy Nelson
Executive Director