"The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of URISA is the place where GIS professionals can learn, share experiences and connect with others to enhance personal GIS skills and improve our GIS community"

In the NEWS ........

Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI): The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) announces the release of its Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) that depicts the condition and performance of the nation’s geospatial “infrastructure” which includes surveyed, mapped and remotely-sensed information. The NSDI Report Card is in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades that are based on physical condition and needed investments for improvement.

2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition: The GeoTech Center and URISA are pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition! The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create a project that utilizes geospatial technology to address a real-world problem.

ESRI Parcel Fabric Workshop: On December 10th, 2014 ORURISA, in partnership with ORMAP and ESRI, sponsored a one day workshop to review how Parcel Fabric tools can be used to support control mapping of county taxmaps in Oregon. The workshop was hosted by Marion County at their public works office and was attended by 25 cartography, GIS, assessment, and survey professionals from nine counties and the Oregon Department of Revenue.  Tim Hodson from ESRI made several presentations that reviewed entry of control points and survey plats, annotating plats, and applying spatial adjustments to the parcel fabric.  In a variety of work sessions attendees had hands-on experience applying the procedures presented. Christi Pontier from Polk County and John Sharrard from ESRI provided work session technical assistance.  Dean Anderson from Polk County and Jon McDowell from Clackamas demonstrated how the parcel fabric features can be converted to the ORMAP ArcMap taxlot mapping environment.  In January the parcel fabric will be discussed in a session at the winter OSACA conference and we are planning a second work shop in March of 2015. 

GIS in Action 2015

Registration is now open

The Washington and Oregon chapters of URISA and the Columbia River Region of the ASPRS invite you to join your colleagues at our combined 2015 Oregon and Washington GIS conference.  Workshops will be May 4 and the conference will be May 5 - 6 at the Hilton Vancouver Hotel and Conference Center in Vancouver, Washington. This will be a joint conference, combining the annual GIS in Action Conference (sponsored by Oregon URISA and the Columbia River Region of ASPRS) with the annual Washington GIS Conference (sponsored by Washington URISA). Our three organizations have joined together this year to host a single, combined conference that includes the best elements of these well-established conferences!


Upcoming Events

April 08, 2015 1:00 PM • Deschutes Service Center, Bend
May 04, 2015 • Hilton Vancouver Hotel and Conference Center
May 20, 2015 10:00 AM • Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry, 626 High St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
October 18, 2015 • Spokane, Washington

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