URISA Digest
April 25, 2013
Last Chance -2013 Dues Renewal 
If you have not yet renewed your 2013 membership, you can easily renew online or print an invoice. 
Join URISA as a 2013 Corporate or Business Partner  
The opportunities for engagement are limitless and the levels of partnership were designed to accommodate a wide range of budgets and resources (from global software companies to one-person consulting firms). Partnership details are posted online, along with a directory of current URISA partners.  

A special welcome to Somers St.Claire GIS Management Consultants as a new Business Partner!  

Diana Maties (CDMSmith, Boston) was recently named URISA's Young Professional of the Year in recognition of her outstanding efforts as part of URISA's Vanguard Cabinet.

Congratulations Diana!

Big Data, GIS Ethics and more!

More Events of Note: 


April 30-May 1: GIS in Action (Portland, Oregon)    



May 4-8: GIS-T Symposium 2013 (Boise, Idaho)  
URISA Certified Workshop: Business Intelligence & Data Integration



May 6-7: URISA OC: Be Spatial '13 (Stoney Creek/Hamilton, Ontario Canada)
Featuring a preconference GISP Workshop        


May 6-8: 2013 Washington GIS Conference (Lynwood, Washington)     


May 20-23: UCGIS 2013 Symposium
Collaboration Across Communities: GIScience 2.0 and Beyond
George Mason University, Washington, D.C.  

Take some time to visit our online calendar for dates and links to many more events.

Check out Florida URISA's lineup of upcoming webinars:
(click on the eflurisa tab) 
Click here for the latest GISCorps newsletter and information about the amazing projects in process! 
URISA Connect Webinars
Have an idea or best practice you'd like to share? Consider developing and presenting a webinar. Earn GISP points and get peer feedback. View proposal details here and connect with Keri Brennan.

Are you a certified GIS Professional yet? Learn more. 
 Contributions to URISA - a 501(c) (3) organization - are tax deductible in the U.S. All contributions will be used to further the mission of URISA through the delivery of existing programs and the development of new programs.   

URISA Invites Comments on its GIS Capability Maturity Model

Awards, Competitions & Deadlines

URISA Election

URISA Leadership Academy Discounts for Members & GISPs

Register for GIS in Public Health 2013

Register Early for GIS-Pro 2013

 Has Spring Sprung? 

Temps are still much too chilly in Chicago but we recently had massive spring rains and flooding in the area. The Des Plaines River is pretty close to the URISA office and had record-breaking flood levels. About 800 buildings and 2,200 land parcels were impacted by the flooding in Des Plaines, according to initial estimates and some major roads are still closed a week later. (Our office was not impacted.) Here is a link to some photos from the area.

Drought last year... floods this year. Take care everyone!
Wendy Nelson

Executive Director, URISA  


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