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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.

Survey #2 is about the benefits you receive as a member of ORURISA. It should take about five minutes to complete.

Before you begin, you might want to review some frequently asked questions about OneURISA, the proposal to unify local chapters with international URISA.

The survey will close on October 31st, so please provide your input today.

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. Look for the call for presentations in April or May 2018!

Find out more on the conference website


2018 GIS Day Event announcements coming soon!


2018 Symposium by the Sea

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2018 Symposim by the Sea to be held in Charleston, Oregon, September 28.

August 15, 2018. The South Coast User Group will host the annual Symposium by the Sea at the beautiful South Slough Visitor Center this year. Read more...

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. 

Take advantage of Innovations and Integration

 ArcGIS Pro One-Day Workshop held near you at Ashland, Eugene, Bend and Portland, Oregon in November 2018.

 ArcGIS Pro features innovations and new geoprocessing tools including views of 2D maps, 3D scenes, and tables that synchronize and reflect real-time changes. 

 Join the workshop to learn about the new features of ArcGIS Pro, discuss your experience of this new GIS environment with your trainer Eric Pimpler, a GeoSpatial training specialist, and network with other GIS professionals from your region.

The Oregon and SW Washington URISA will host four Esri ArcGIS Pro workshops during the last week of November 2018. ORURISA has provided a $2,000 subsidy to manage the cost of training.  The workshop fee per student is $80. Please click here for dates and registration


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

November 26, 2018 8:30 AM • Southern Oregon University, Taylor Hall, GIS Lab, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR
November 27, 2018 8:30 AM • Lane Council of Governments, Buford Conference Room, 859 Willamette Street, Suite 500, Eugene, OR
November 29, 2018 8:30 AM • Deschutes Services Building, DeArmond Room, 1300 NW Wall St, Bend, OR
November 30, 2018 8:30 AM • Metro (Room 270), 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR
February 25, 2019 • Portland, OR

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