"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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Membership Survey: Needs and Expectations

ORURISA Board of Directors is conducting 3 surveys this year to better understand member needs and expectations.

Thanks to all who have completed surveys so far. Your input is critical to the future of ORURISA. The Board is reviewing results and comments and using this information to expand and enhance ORURISA activities.

Learn about OneURISA

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. Find out more on the conference website

Please join the Young and Emerging Professionals event that will take place at the GIS/CAMA conference on Monday February 25, 2019. Please find a link to a discounted registration offer from URISA: GISPoffer.pdf and flyer with information about the Young and Emerging Professionals meetup: GIS CAMA YEP.png


Maximizing your GIS, next steps

This is a free, half-day presentation that will cover topics which could have a direct impact on your work.  Our visiting presenters will highlight new and upcoming features in the latest versions of ArcGIS, demonstrate use-cases for your industry, and share tips and tricks to help you get more from your investment.  This will also be a great opportunity for you to connect with other ArcGIS users in the area. 

To sign up, please follow the link: https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/events/arcgis-user-seminars/overview.

For seminar registration, please follow the link: https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/events/arcgis-user-seminars/dates-locations.

Please find attached the seminar agenda. 2019_arcGIS-user-seminars-agenda.pdf


2019 HotApps presentations now online!

Nearly 50 people attended this year's HotApps event in Bend, which showcased 18 presentations and included a networking lunch and social. This event was organized and sponsored by ORURISA.

Talented students and professionals from around the region demonstrated their geo-enabled tools, apps, and hacks with the goal of coming together to learn from each other and push the envelope even farther. Learn more and view the presentations on the Hot Apps page.

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Collaborate and Learn from the GIS experts

2019 GIS in Action conference

  • Technical innovations
  • GIS administration
  • Applied GIS techniques
  • GIS trends

Please follow the link for registration:https://www.gisinaction.org/content/conference-registration.

This year GIS in Action is introducing our first online/mobile program.  Stay tuned for information on how to download the app or link to the program.

Have questions about the conference? Please contact Rich L’Esperance, Conference Chair.

Start: April 22, 2019 8:00 AM

End: April 23, 2019 8:00 PM

Location: Portland State University

Have you heard about the Microsoft US Building Footprints data?

Have you heard about the Microsoft US Building Footprints data?

Organizations and government agencies are already examining and using the building footprints data released by Microsoft in June. To reduce potential duplication of efforts and to plot out a course for incorporating these data into processes across Oregon, the Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office is convening a coordination meeting on September 11 at 9:30 AM to explore the evaluation and use of these data. All are welcome to attend. Read more...


Oregon and SouthWest Washington

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2019 • Portland, OR
April 22, 2019 8:00 AM • Portland State University

Looking to get involved in ORURISA?

Please contact Molly or Dean if you are interested in nominating someone or being nominated to the ORURISA Board of Directors or just want to be more involved. The Board is developing a membership survey devoted to involvement. Look for the survey in the fall. 


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