URISA Digest
November 29, 2012 
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2013 Dues Renewal 
Memberships expire on December 31. You can easily renew online or print an invoice via the membership management system. 
Conference Program Announced - details are now available for the 17th Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference taking place March 4-7, 2013 in Albuquerque.
Early registration discounts are available until January 14.
Exhibit discounts are available until December 31.
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CalGIS 2013
April 15-17, 2013

Long Beach, California

Last call for abstract submissions! Submit today!
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URISA's 2012 Successes ... Active 2013
2012 was a milestone year for URISA. Members developed a Geospatial Management Competency Model, which was accepted by the U.S. Department of Labor. URISA announced a GIS Management Institute (GMI) to develop resources and services that focus on promoting the advancement of professional best practices and standards for the management of GIS operations. GIS-Pro 2012 took place in Portland with the highest attendance numbers seen in many years (in fact, all URISA conferences exceeded expectations in 2012). Dozens of industry luminaries collaborated on the publication, Foundations of Urban and Regional Information Systems and Geographic Information Systems and Science. URISA's GISCorps surpassed 100 volunteer missions, and URISA's Vanguard Cabinet continues to make great strides for young GIS professionals.

2013 will no doubt be even more productive with working groups and committees actively working on the GMI, international outreach, standards development, and a full calendar of URISA conferences and events! Looking forward to it!


Wendy Nelson
Executive Director, URISA


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