"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"


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URISA International is interested in updating its membership structure. ORURISA will be seeking input on the proposed changes this summer. Learn more about the proposed process on the OneURISA web page.  

URISA and IAAO to hold GIS/CAMA 2019 in Portland, Oregon

The GIS/CAMA conference will be held in Portland, Oregon next year, February 25 - 28, 2019. The organizers are seeking strong participation from the local and regional GIS community. Look for the call for presentations in April or May 2018!

Find out more on the conference website


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2017 GIS Day a Success!

Check out the detailed summary by Christina Friedle: 

GIS Rules in Portland during the 6th Annual International GIS Day celebration


Many thanks to all who attended the 2018 conference at Portland State University! The 2019 GIS in Action conference will be held April 22 - 23, 2019. 

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ORURISA annual meeting and elections held

May 11, 2018. ORURISA held its annual chapter meeting at this year's GIS in Action conference. Attendees voiced actions they would like to see ORURISA take. Elections for two At Large positions were also held. Please welcome Alexa Todd into her new role as an At Large Board member. Matt Fried's At Large position was also up for re-election. Matt was unanimously re-elected for another two years.

President Molly Vogt and Past President Dean Anderson are leading a nomination committee for several open positions on the ORURISA Board: Young Professionals, Umpqua Basin Users Group, and President Elect. If you are looking for a way to get more involved in the GIS community, being part of the Board of Directors is a great way to do it! Please contact Molly or Dean if you are interested in nominating someone or being nominated. 

More and more people are using GIS in their work but may not be aware of ORURISA and its many activities and events. If you know of people interested in connecting with the GIS community, please contact John Bragg, New Audiences Committee lead. 

Oregon and SouthWest Washington

Upcoming Events

September 28, 2018 8:30 AM • South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve – Visitors’ Center, Charleston, OR
October 09, 2018 • Palm Springs, CA
October 15, 2018 9:00 AM • Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry, Salem, OR
February 25, 2019 • Portland, OR

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