URISA Digest
May 21, 2013

Big Data, GIS Ethics and more!

Bits of Interest:

US Open Data Project

Many announcements reported from the Google I/O Conference including:
New Google Maps
Keynote 5 Cool Things

Largest Atlas in the World Created using ArcGIS

Magic Highways of the Future (@HilaryPerkins)

Geography of Hate Map Attracts International Attention

And an addictive geography game which has been all over social media:
GeoGuessr - test your skills!

More Events of Note: 


From GISuser: Free webinar on May 29 (1 PM EDT): Rebuilding After Sandy: Surveying the Aftermath      


Esri International User Conference 
July 8-12, 2013
San Diego, California
Visit URISA (booth 519), GISCI (booth 517) and GISCorps in the Map Gallery!  


Special one-day program at the PRIA Conference in Minneapolis (August 30) to discuss the URISA/PRIA GIS & Land Records Integration Initiative. 


GIS in Transit Conference
October 16-17, 2013
Washington, DC
The conference committee is reviewing abstract submissions and the program will be available next month for your review. Registration and sponsor packages are already available.


Take some time to visit our online calendar for dates and links to many more events.  
Did you know...2013 is GISCorps' TENTH Anniversary! A celebration will take place during GIS-Pro 2013!

Click here for the latest GISCorps newsletter and information about the amazing projects in process! 

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 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.   
Join URISA as a 2013 Corporate or Business Partner  
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!  

Meet The Candidates

Vanguard Cabinet Focuses on Increasing Student Engagement

Register for GIS in Public Health Today

NDGPS Input Requested  

Respond by May 31 - URISA Invites Comments on its GIS Capability Maturity Model

Register Early for GIS-Pro 2013

Marketing & Communications - Call for Volunteers 

Awards, Competitions & Deadlines

Thoughts and Prayers with Oklahoma 

Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted this week by the horrific tornadoes which ravaged Oklahoma.
Note that, at this time, URISA's GISCorps has not been contacted to support relief efforts, but when the request arrives, volunteers are ready, willing and able to assist.

Wendy Nelson

(847) 824-6300 

Executive Director, URISA  


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