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.
GIS In Action Conference: Plans are being finalized for the Conference -- which amazingly has been held annually for the past 22 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. Results will be posted within the next few weeks.
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.
GIS In Action Conference
Register now for the 22nd Annual GIS In Action Conference, hosted by the Columbia River Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). This year, we are back at Portland State University! Join us for what will surely be another successful opportunity to meet with colleagues in the geospatial industries and organizations, to learn about emerging topics and recent advances in GIS applications, and to discuss our problems and solutions together.