URISA Digest
September 11, 2012 
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cama2013 Abstract submissions are due on or before October 5 for the 17th Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference in Albuquerque. Submit an abstract today...
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Of Interest
@jefflsiegel How smartphones make us superhuman (CNN)

@daviddibiase The 50th Anniversary of GIS - less than 500 words, but one of the trickiest writing assignments I've taken on recently. 

Corn Maze becomes world's largest QR Code (ABC News Tech)

Studies: Wind Potentially Could Power the World (ABC News Tech)

Here Comes the Data Economy (Slate.com)

Cellphone Medical Test Wins NPR's 'Big Idea' Contest

The emoticon celebrates its 30th birthday (Telegraph UK) 
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giscorpsNew GISCorps projects underway

Are you certified yet? Is your renewal due this year?

GIS-Pro 2012: Big Numbers

Foundations of Urban and Regional Information Systems and Geographic Information Systems and Science

  Asset Management Webinar Series     

A comprehensive three-part webinar series on focusing on Asset Management begins on Tuesday, September 18.
  • September 18 at 1 PM Eastern: Part 1 - Introduction to Asset Management
  • October 10 at 1 PM Eastern: Part 2 - Asset Management Data Collection
  • November 7 at 1 PM Eastern: Part 3 - Asset Management Analysis and Maintenance
The presenters for this series are Allen Ibaugh and Jason Amadori both of DTS. Did you know that URISA Webinars count towards the EDU-2 section of the application?

For more information, or to register, please visit http://www.urisa.org/assetmgmt1

  More books available to review 

Interested in reading and reviewing one of the new GIS books we've received at HQ for publication in a future issue of THE GIS PROFESSIONAL? Send an email to Wendy Nelson. 

URISA Workshop Calendar
  •  Central Cal URISA Chapter
    URISA Workshop: Asset Management: Strategy, Planning and Implementation
    September 24 - Merced
    September 26 - San Luis Obispo   
  • 2012 Kentucky GIS Conference
    September 26-28, 2012
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Two URISA Certified Workshops:
    • LIDAR Concepts, Principles and Applications
    • GIS Program Management  


  • GIS-Pro 2012: URISA's 50th Annual Conference for GIS Professionals
    October 1, 2012 - URISA Certified Workshops:

    • GIS Return on Investment - (New half-day AM workshop) 

    • Emergency Preparedness for GIS - (New half-day PM workshop) 

    • Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation 

    • An Overview of Open Source GIS Software 

    • Public Data, Public Access, Privacy and Security: US Law and Policy 

    • An Introduction to Public Participation GIS: Using GIS to Support Community Decision Making 

    • GIS Program Management  


  •  MAC URISA 2012
    October 22-24, 2012
    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    URISA Workshop: An Overview of Open Source GIS Software  

See you soon!
Really looking forward to GIS-Pro 2012 in Portland and then URISA's Caribbean GIS Conference in Montego Bay! Hope to visit with many of you during one or both events!


Wendy Nelson
Executive Director, URISA


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