URISA Digest
April 30, 2012 
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The 2012 Washington GIS Conference will take place May 7-9 in Tacoma. Check out the conference details today!


The 10th Annual GeoAlberta Conference, co-hosted by URISA's Alberta Chapter, is taking place May 7-9 in Calgary.  


Also on May 9, URISA's Ontario Chapter is hosting its Be Spatial 2012 conference. For details,click here


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Last Call to Submit an Abstract for URISA's 2012 Caribbean GIS Conference
The Call for Presentations has been posted for a few months and the last day to submit an abstract is today, April 30. The conference will take place November 12-16 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and is themed Spatial Technologies - Critical Thinking for Critical Times. Submit an abstract today! Preliminary sponsorship information is also online. http://www.urisa.org/carib2012 
People News

The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science is pleased to announce that Professor William Huxhold has been selected to receive the 2012 Education Award. This award recognizes Dr. Huxhold's many years of contributions to GIS education, the GIScience community, and to UCGIS in particular. The award will be officially presented at the UCGIS 2012 Symposium in Washington, D.C. on May 30th.  


Dr. Huxhold was inducted into the URISA GIS Hall of Fame in 2011 and he is Past-President of URISA. Please join the URISA community in congratulating Bill on another remarkable achievement in service to GIScience!

Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP
was recently named URISA's Young Professional of the Year in recognition of her outstanding efforts as part of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet. Congratulations Ashley!    

URISA/NENA 2012 Addressing Conference Program Now Available

Join us in Memphis, August 6-9!

Take some time to review the preconference courses, breakout sessions, exhibit opportunities and special events. Early registration discounts are available until July 9. Continue to conference details.

Upcoming URISA Connect Webinar Events

Have you attended a URISA Connect Webinar yet? Check out the lineup and register for one or more today! Earn Education Points toward your GISP Certification or Renewal. 


May 23 - LiDAR Webinar Series - Project Planning
Presenter: Mark Stucky, GISP - Merrick & Company  


September 18 - Asset Management Webinar Series - Part 1 

Presenters: Allen Ibaugh, GISP and Jason Amadori of Data Transfer Solutions 


Archived Webinars Now Available

If you've missed one of our live webinars, you can find most of these events archived at www.urisa.org/urisaconnectarchives.

Free webinars and reduced fees are available for URISA International Members. To register for an upcoming live webinar, please visit www.urisa.org/urisaconnect.


URISA Certified Workshops
Check out the online training calendar for a list of upcoming workshops on the schedule, including the Addressing workshop in in Austin, Texas(June 5) and Open Source GIS at URISA HQ in Chicago (June 21).

Attend and earn GISP points... also the first step in the path to becoming a certified workshop instructor!  

Don't Miss

 ULA2012 Pre-registration numbers are well ahead of last year for the URISA Leadership Academy (June 11-15, 2012 in Savannah, Georgia). If you're considering attending this year, you are strongly encouraged to register soon as classroom size is limited for this event.  


Check out the pre-conference training and workshop descriptions and the overall Conference-at-a-Glance for GIS-Pro 2012 in Portland. The program and event details and interactive schedule app are in development. Good stuff coming soon!  

Other Events of Interest

8-Hr Workshop, May 24, 2012, Atlanta GA


Spatial Plexus '12:
"Inspecting "Wicked Problems" with Geospatial Goggles"
May 21 - 23, 2012,
Atlanta GA  


Wendy Nelson
Executive Director, URISA


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