"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 ........

Upcoming Cartography Workshops

Stuart Allan, the preeminent cartographer behind the beautiful state wall maps known as Raven maps, has agreed to provide our Chapter with one or more workshops focusing on improving an individual's cartographic skills.

Southern Oregon GIS Users Group: On Friday March 20th, 2015, the Southern Oregon GIS Users Group met to discuss various web apps and mobile mapping applications local users have been working on.  There were five local users who volunteered to give presentations to the group. Links for available applications are included.

Lea Richards, GISP from the City of Ashland presented a Story Map called Historic Lithia Park Tour.

Rickey Fite from the City of Ashland presented two Web Apps called  City of Ashland Cemetery Map and Ashland Trails Map which is an unpublished map still in testing.

Karim Naguib from Jackson County presented the Web App called Survey Index Map.

Brady Smith, GISP  from Jackson County presented a Collector App called Watermaster Field Collection which is available on a secured site and not publicly available.

Desraye Assali from the BLM presented three field Collection Apps called  Dump Sites, Field Operations, and Culvert Failures which are available on a secured site and not publicly available. 

GIS In Action - 2016 Conference

Scheduled for Monday - Wednesday, April 4 - 6 at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland.  On Monday and Tuesday we will have two keynoters and numerous GIS focused sessions, and then on Wednesday, attendees will have the opportunity to attend affordable GIS workshops.

More information is available on the GIS In Action web site.

To submit an abstract or propose a panel discussion, please email the Program Chair, Rich L'Esperance at rlesperance@campbellgroup.com

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