|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!
Executive Director, URISA