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URISA Digest
September 30, 2015

Conference approaching quickly!

GISCI Exam Sign-Up Period
The Inaugural GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam® for the GISP Certification has been scheduled, and the Exam application period ends on October 9. The Exam application form is available on the GISCI web site

Application Period: 
  • September 21 through October 9, 2015 (COB)
  • Exam Dates: Nov 12-17, 2015 (You will be authorized to schedule your specific Exam date and time after you have successfully applied with GISCI)
The exam will cover the following knowledge areas:
  • Conceptual Foundations
  • Cartography and Visualization
  • GIS Design Aspects and Data Modeling
  • GIS Analytical Methods
  • Data Manipulation
  • Geospatial Data
Visit GISCI for all of the details.

Professional Education
After GIS-Pro in Spokane, the conference calendar continues with an abundance of events and training. Consider sharing your experiences and ideas by presenting at a conference next year!

GIS/CAMA Conference
February 22-25, 2016 Savannah, Georgia

URISA Leadership Academy
August 1-5, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

URISA 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference 
September 5-8, 2016 
Abstracts due December 1

GIS-Pro 2016: URISA's 54th Annual Conference
October 31-November 3, 2016 
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Abstract submissions will open after Spokane 

Annual Gathering