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    • July 12, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • July 15, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sunriver, OR

    MAPPS, the only national association exclusively comprised of private firms in the remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States, today announced its annual Summer Conference will be held July 12-15 in Sunriver, Oregon.

     The conference of the leading geospatial firms in the United States features continuing education, business information and intelligence, networking, and collaboration, featuring principals, owners, partners, and senior executive professionals in firms engaged in surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, LiDAR, hydrography, satellite and airborne remote sensing, bathymetry, charting, mobile mapping, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services. MAPPS also includes Associate Member Firms, which are companies that provide hardware, software, products and services to the geospatial profession in the United States and other firms from around the world. Independent Consultant Members are sole proprietors engaged in consulting in or to the geospatial profession, or provide a consulting service of interest to the geospatial profession.

     Sessions at the Sunriver conference will include underground infrastructure and utility location, next generation LiDAR, CFedS, a national license for photogrammetrists and other geospatial professionals, data sharing, the POB top 100 market study, and UAS.

     The keynote address will be presented by James Anspach, a recognized leader in the field of subsurface utility engineering. He is an authority on standard of care issues for the utility damage prevention and the practice of subsurface utility engineering. He serves on numerous national and international committees regarding utility detection, mapping, damage prevention, and standards, is a frequent lecturer at universities on utility issues and has served in management positions on thousands of utility mapping and/or coordination projects. Mr. Anspach is Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Utility Engineering Committee and is Chair of ASCE 38, Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data.

     "MAPPS conferences are known as a forum for the development of business-to-business relationships," said Executive Director John Palatiello. "The Sunriver conference will feature an outstanding business and technical program, opportunities for continuing education and professional development, and meeting principals of other firms for teaming on future projects."

     MAPPS has posted the program of sessions on its website (

     MAPPS provides member firms opportunities for networking and developing business-to-business relationships, information sharing, education, public policy advocacy, market growth, and professional development and image enhancement. For more information on MAPPS, including membership, please visit

    • October 18, 2015
    • October 22, 2015
    • Spokane, Washington

    URISA will hold GIS-Pro 2015, URISA’s 53rd annual conference, in Spokane, Washington, October 18th-22nd. The conference will be held at the brand new Grand Hotel Spokane (opening 2015).

    Explore best practices and techniques to put your organization on the map. Participate in thought-provoking keynotes, intense workshops, important breakout sessions and invaluable discussions. Earn continuing education points (GISP)  and credit (AICP) toward professional designations and credentialing. Build and nurture business relationships and discover solutions being offered by exhibitors and sponsors.  Find your answers in a collaborative and exciting environment

Past events

June 09, 2015 COCC - capstone project
May 20, 2015 18th Oregon GIS Framework Forum
May 04, 2015 GIS in Action 2015 - Oregon and Washington URISA GIS Conference
April 08, 2015 AGOL from all Angles
March 20, 2015 SOURISA GIS User Group Meeting
October 13, 2014 Northwest GIS Users Conference
September 19, 2014 2014 Symposium by the Sea - Mobile GIS
September 08, 2014 FOSS4G PDX 2014
June 25, 2014 The TriMet Hackathon
June 10, 2014 COCC Capstone Presentation
May 21, 2014 Willamette Valley GIS Users Group meeting
May 12, 2014 2014 Washington GIS Conference
April 18, 2014 Open Source UnConference
April 16, 2014 2014 GIS In Action Conference
April 15, 2014 GIS in Action Workshops
April 09, 2014 GIS and Infrastructure Providers
March 14, 2014 Southern Oregon GIS User Group March Meeting
February 05, 2014 GEO GIS Framework Forum
December 11, 2013 COGIS Meeting - Community Mapping
November 14, 2013 LANDFIRE Presentation
October 30, 2013 WVGISUG Fall Quarterly Meeting
October 16, 2013 Esri Dev Meet Up - It's Always Sunny in Sunriver!
October 14, 2013 NWGIS User Conference
September 27, 2013 WhereCampPDX 6
September 16, 2013 2013 URISA GIS-Pro Conference
September 04, 2013 COGIS Meeting - Cartography Outside of ESRI
August 21, 2013 Willamette Valley GIS Users Group (WVGISUG) Summer Meeting
June 12, 2013 API User Group Meeting
May 06, 2013 2013 Washington URISA GIS Conference
May 01, 2013 OR URISA YP Social @ GIS in Action
April 30, 2013 2013 GIS In Action Conference
April 10, 2013 COGIS Meeting: Web Mapping – Local Examples & Discussion
January 23, 2013 COGIS - Meeting and ArcGIS Online Work-Shop
January 10, 2013 ODOT Web Mapping Applications, Chad Brady and Ryan Johnson
December 03, 2012 Review of Web Mapping Applications
November 15, 2012 PAGIS - Hosted by Port of Portland
November 14, 2012 GIS Day Celebration with the OR-URISA Young Professionals
November 07, 2012 Web Map Design
October 13, 2012 Crash course on OpenStreetMap
September 30, 2012 Northwest GIS User Conference
September 30, 2012 URISA International GIS-Pro 2012
September 20, 2012 MEETING CANCELLED! - ORAPI SIG: Understanding MVVM and ESRI's Direction on APPS
September 13, 2012 ORURISA Young Professionals Social
August 29, 2012 Willamette Valley GIS Users Group Summer Quarterly Meeting
July 31, 2012 ORAPI Meeting
June 13, 2012 PAGIS Revival Kickoff Meeting
May 16, 2012 Willamette Valley GIS Users Group (WVUG) Spring Meeting
May 16, 2012 Web-Mapping Meeting: Central Coast GIS User Group
May 07, 2012 2012 Washington GIS Conference
March 13, 2012 GIS In Action 2012
February 23, 2012 2012 ORURISA Board Meeting & Retreat
January 24, 2012 ACEC Oregon Qualifications Based Selection Training
November 17, 2011 Maps in the Cloud - Oregon and Washington URISA Workshop
November 01, 2011 URISA GIS-Pro 2011
October 17, 2011 NW GIS Users Group Conference
October 07, 2011 ASPRS Annual Technical Exchange
October 07, 2011 WhereCampPDX
September 28, 2011 Redistricting in Ohio - Public Participation GIS
May 09, 2011 WAURISA Conference: Mapping Washington's Future!
March 31, 2011 Open Source Geo Unconference
March 30, 2011 OR-URISA Board of Directors Meeting
March 29, 2011 OR-URISA General Membership Meeting
March 29, 2011 GIS In Action - 2011
March 21, 2011 2011 Intermountain GIS Users' Conference
March 04, 2011 OR-URISA Leadership Retreat & Board Meeting
February 28, 2011 Willamette Valley GIS Users Group Quarterly Meeting
November 23, 2010 OR-URISA Board Meeting
November 17, 2010 OR-URISA Board Meeting
October 29, 2010 ASPRS Technical Exchange
September 28, 2010 GIS-Pro: URISA's Annual Conference for GIS Professionals
September 24, 2010 WhereCamp PDX
September 24, 2010 Kool Apps - Open Source and Open Data
September 15, 2010 NW GIS Users Group Conference - GIS: Networking Communities
September 01, 2010 COGIS Meeting - ArcGIS 10
September 01, 2010 OR-URISA Board Meeting
August 25, 2010 Willamette Valley GIS Users Group Summer Meeting
June 24, 2010 Central Oregon GIS Meet-Up
June 22, 2010 Iron GIS Workshop – Portland
June 03, 2010 Willamette Valley GIS Users Group - Spring Meeting
June 02, 2010 OR-URISA Board Meeting
April 14, 2010 GIS In Action Conference
March 12, 2010 Introduction to Agile: Project Management and Development
January 22, 2010 PAGIS Meeting
January 21, 2010 Board Meeting
December 03, 2009 OR-URISA Board of Directors Meeting
December 02, 2009 Women in GIS Meeting
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