"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 ........

New Leadership: At the annual Board of Director's retreat, Dean Anderson, IT Director at Polk County, took over the helm as President of ORURISA. Dean assumed the presidency from Amy Esnard who served admirably as President during the past two years.                                                     

Spring Section Meetings:  The Central Oregon, Willamette Valley, and Southern Oregon Sections are all holding Spring meetings.  Visit the Events Calendar to view meeting details and make plans to attend.

Survey Results:  And the results are in from our most recent Membership Survey. There is strong interest in additional meetings on a wide range of topics. Click here to view results.

Volunteer Opportunities: Do you have a little extra time available and interest in becoming more involved in the organization? If so, there are opportunities to contribute both at the local and state levels. A list of volunteer opportunities will be available shortly and in the meantime, contact your local section leader or Board member.

Oregon and Washington URISA Chapters to hold a combined Conference in 2015: Yes the rumor is true, the Oregon and Washington URISA chapters have committed to holding a joint Conference in 2015! The Conference is slated to be held in Vancouver and planning is already underway for what will be the largest GIS conference ever held in the Pacific Northwest. 




Mark Bosworth Scholarship for Young Professionals
Mark Bosworth - a selfless promoter of smart people and good ideas. To continue Mark’s tradition of mentoring GIS professionals beginning their careers,to honor Mark, the NW GIS User Conference and the Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of URISA are offering the Mark Bosworth Conference Scholarship for Young Professionals. This award covers the registration costs for the recipient to attend the 2014 GIS in Action Conference at Portland State University in April 2014. The recipient will also receive a small travel stipend, as well as the ability to meet either the ORURISA Board of Directors. For more information and to apply, please click here



Upcoming Events

12 May 2014 • Tacoma Convention Center

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