URISA Digest
December 13, 2011   
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Important URISA 2012 Deadlines to Note

2012 Exemplary Systems in Government Awards - submissions due by May 7, 2012
2012 URISA Student Competition - poster and paper submissions due by May 21, 2012

Featuring articles on Mobile GIS; a GIS-Pro 2011 conference review; Greg Babinski 'being disruptive' and more!

URISA Journal - Volume 23, Number 1
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MGMT Handbook 

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Use your remaining 2011 budgeted training dollars before you lose them!



The 16th Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference will take place March 12-15, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Early registration and exhibitor discounts are available now!



Focus on professional development in 2012! Register for the URISA Leadership Academy by December 31, and save $400. The ULA program will take place in Savannah, Georgia in June. 


Calgis2012The 2012 CalGIS Conference is taking place in Sacramento, April 11-13, 2012. Save $100 on registrations received by December 31! And sponsorships are also discounted up to $200 by December 31. Don't delay!

Upcoming URISA Connect Webinar Events


Asset Management Analysis and Maintenance 

Presenters: Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP & Jason Amadori, GISP - Data Transfer Solutions

When: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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


Tools for Developing Good Addresses
Presenter: Martha Lombard, GISP - Spatial Focus
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Time: 1 PM Eastern/12 Noon Central/11 AM Mountain/10 AM Pacific  

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.  

URISA 2012 Event Calendar

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

  • Early registration and exhibitor discounts expire soon!

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

  • Register by December 31 for significant registration discounts! 
The Call for Presentations will soon be issued for these three URISA conferences in 2012: 

URISA/NENA 2012 Addressing Conference   

August 6-9, 2012
Memphis, Tennessee  


GIS-Pro 2012: URISA's 50th Annual Conference for GIS Professionals  

September 30 - October 4, 2012
Portland, Oregon    


URISA's 2012 Caribbean GIS Conference   

November 12-16, 2012
Montego Bay, Jamaica  


Start thinking about your presentation ideas now!
Book Reviewers Needed

THE GIS PROFESSIONAL frequently includes book reviews written by URISA members. We have a number of books awaiting reviews. Interested? Email Wendy Nelson to volunteer. We'll send you the book to keep in return for your thoughtful review! 

Texas Chapter Activities

A group of URISA members in Texas are interested in revitalizing our Texas Chapter. Interested in the discussions? Click here to get involved! 

Happy Holidays!

Best wishes to URISA members and friends for a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!


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