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  • 15 Apr 2019 3:18 PM | Marketing WAURISA (Administrator)

    The Conference schedule is available on our website

    Standard registration ends April 17th. Save yourself money and register before rates increase!

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    Upcoming Deadlines

    Standard Registration deadline – April 17

    Workshop registration deadline – May 9

    Poster / Map Contest deadline – May 17

    Pre-Conference Workshops – May 20 – 21

    2019 Washington GIS Conference – May 22 – 23



  • 4 Apr 2019 12:11 PM | Marketing WAURISA (Administrator)

    Changes to Pre-Conference Workshops

    There have been a number of changes to the Pre-Conference Workshops.

    Added to the list of workshops is a new offering from Geocortex –

    Working Smarter with Geocortex and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS presented by Ryan Cooney. This is a half day workshop presented in the morning of Monday, May 21.

    Unfortunately, the following workshops were cancelled:

    Improved 9-1-1 Indoor Location Accuracy for mobile devices

          - This was moved to a regular session during the conference.

    Customize ArcMap Tools with Python Add-ins

    Click here for a full list of workshops (PDF). Last day to register for workshops is Thursday, May 9.



    Call for Nominations to The Summit Award


    Picture credit:  Hotel Murano

    Nominations are now being accepted for Washington URISA’s Summit Award, aka GIS Person of the Year. The Summit Award recognizes the "highest contribution to the Washington GIS Community". It is presented during the annual Washington GIS Conference for highest contributions by an individual to the Washington State GIS Community.

    Everyone that has earned The Summit Award exuded professionalism, grace, and a get-it-done-with-a-smile attitude.  This is your chance to nominate a person that exemplifies these qualities.

    Criteria for The Summit Award:

    • ¨      The nominee has changed the GIS profession in some "significant way."
    • ¨      The person shall have practiced the profession for at least 10 years within Washington State.
    • ¨      The nominee shall have made a significant contribution to the GIS profession and community in Washington State.
    • ¨      The person should be known for their excellent work and successful projects in the GIS field.
    • ¨      The nominee should have volunteered significant time for the GIS profession and community in Washington State.
    • ¨      The nominee should not be a current WAURISA board member.

    For inspiration, you can see a list of past Summit Award winners

    To submit a nomination, please email your submittal to nominations@waurisa.org. Nominations are due Wednesday, April 10.


    Upcoming deadlines:

    The Summit Award Nominations deadline - April 10

    Standard Registration deadline – April 17

    Workshop registration deadline – May 9

    Poster / Map Contest deadline – May 17

    Pre-Conference Workshops May 20 – 21

    2019 Washington GIS Conference May 22 – 23


    Coming up next week - Schedule Overview and more!


  • 26 Mar 2019 12:23 PM | Marketing WAURISA (Administrator)


    Last chance! Call for Presentations due March 27th

    The deadline is just around the corner for abstract submissions for the 2019 Washington GIS Conference. 

    Submit your abstract for a 30, 60, or 90-minute presentation, panel discussion, or lightning talk by March 27th.   Check out the webpage for more information on presenter benefits, as well as, the submission details and requirements.

    Questions? Please send all questions to presentations@waurisa.org.

    Call for Volunteers

    The conference is a labor of love! 

    We have all kinds of opportunities for volunteering behind the scenes on a Conference Sub-Committee or during the Conference at the Registration Desk or as a moderator in one of our outstanding sessions.

    Join us for the 2019 Washington GIS Conference! We would love your help and your dedication to the profession. 

    Did you know participating on a conference committee could earn you GISP points?!

    Contact our Volunteer Lead at volunteer@waurisa.org to discuss ways in which you can participate or fill out the Volunteer Form on the Conference website.

    Upcoming deadlines:

    Standard Registration deadline – April 17

    Hotel Murano group rate registration deadline – April 28

    Workshop registration deadline – May 9

    Exhibitor sign-up deadline – May 15

    Poster / Map Contest deadline – May 17

    Pre-Conference Workshops May 20 – 21

    2019 Washington GIS Conference May 22 – 23




    More about the 2019 Washington GIS Conference

    Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!


  • 26 Mar 2019 12:20 PM | Marketing WAURISA (Administrator)

    You can download/view the latest version of the Summit

    https://waurisa.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/TheSummit/TheSummitNewsletterIssue48.pdf

    Articles in this issue include:

    • WAURISA President’s Message
    • Behind the Scenes in Sinking Cities: New York
    • Will We Make It Out Alive Podcast
    • WA Women in GIS & Technology
    • WA State Supports K-12 AGOL Contest
    • WA State Imagery Consortium
    • Volunteering At the WA GIS Conference


  • 5 Mar 2019 3:21 PM | Marketing WAURISA (Administrator)

    Calling All Students!

    The deadline for abstract submissions extended to March 15th!

    Students! Here is your chance to share your original work related to GIS, geography, or geographic research by entering the Dick Thomas Student Presentation Competition and Award, the DTA. The DTA Committee has extended submission due date to March 15.

    If you are chosen to present, this is your opportunity to attend the Washington GIS Conference for free, gain recognition in the professional community, raise awareness of critical issues, and be eligible to win cash prizes.

    The DTA Student Presentation Competition will occur on Thursday, May 23rd during the 2019 Washington GIS Conference at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.

    For more information on the DTA and to enter, check out the DTA Submission Form and Additional Guidelines and FAQs posted on the DTA Competition page

    Questions? Please contact the DTA Coordinator at dta@waurisa.org.


    Call for Presentation Speakers, Panelists, & Lightning Presenters

    The deadline is fast approaching for abstract submissions for the 2019 Washington GIS.  Submit your 30 to 90 minute presentation, lightning talk or panel discussion by March 27, 2019.  Please refer to the presentations informational page on the conference website for details!

    Individuals chosen to present will receive a discount to Conference registration, gain recognition by their peers, raise awareness of critical issues, and identify current trends in the industry.

    Abstract submission deadline: March 27, 2019

    For information on presenter/panelist benefits, abstract submission guidelines, and abstract submissions, visit the Presentations webpage.

    Questions? Please send all questions to presentations@waurisa.org.

    Register for the 2019 Washington GIS Conference, May 20 - 23



  • 11 Feb 2019 12:16 PM | Marketing WAURISA (Administrator)

    WAURISA is pleased to announce that Conference registration is now open to register for workshops and the conference. This year WAURISA is proud to have two full days of high caliber workshops along with two days of the conference. The workshops range from ½ day sessions to 1-day classes. For a full list of this year’s workshops and information on the Washington Government GIS Leaders meeting, check out the Workshops webpage. We are again returning to the Hotel Murano Tacoma for the conference hotel and workshops. More information can be found on the conference webpage.

    Check out the conference webpage for more information about this year’s keynote (William ‘Bill’ Johnson - @MappingGuy), the Call for Presentations, Call for Submissions to the Richard ‘Dick’ Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition & Award, Call for Posters, Maps, Web Applications, or Scripts, and the Call for Exhibitors.

    The hashtag for this year’s conference is #wagis19.


  • 30 Jan 2019 12:46 PM | Marketing WAURISA (Administrator)

    Call for Maps, Posters, Scripts and Web Applications

     The Washington State Chapter of URISA (WAURISA) invites you to share your best poster, map, web applications or script with the broader community at the 2019 Washington GIS Conference.

    This year’s poster presentation showcase will provide the opportunity to share and exhibit your creative talents, inspire your peers and potentially earn some cash in the process!

    Categories

           Best Cartographic Design

           Best Analytic Presentation

           Best Data Integration

           Best Online Interactive (Web) Map

           Best Student Map

           Best Innovative Scripting or Geoprocessing Tool

           Best Mobile App


    Contest Details

    Submissions may include:

            Online interactive map / app

            Mobile Apps

            Scripts

            Maps and posters to display in our gallery

    o   Poster size dimensions will need to be no larger than 48” x 96”.


    Entrees must be submitted through our online form and must meet guidelines outlined on our website.  Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will not be displayed at the conference.

    Fellow conference attendees will cast votes for their favorite entry for each category. The winners will receive Amazon gift card prizes.  Posters are not allowed to be removed prior to 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 23. Posters left behind will not be returned. Entrants do not have to attend the conference; however, there is no guarantee their map or poster will be displayed in their absence.

    Submit Abstracts at: https://waurisa.org/Poster-Contest

    Submission DEADLINE: May 17, 2019

    Questions? Email  mapcontest@waurisa.org

    Additional information at: https://waurisa.org/

    Calling All Students! 

    WAURISA invites you to share your original work related to GIS, geography, or geographic research by entering the Dick Thomas Student 

     Presentation Competition and Award, the DTA.

    The DTA Student Presentation Competition will occur on Thursday, May 23rd during the 2019 Washington GIS Conference at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in Tacoma, WA.

    Individuals chosen to present will gain recognition in the professional community, raise awareness of critical issues, and be eligible to win cash prizes.

    Competition FAQs

            Prizes

    o   1st Place $500

    o   2nd Place $250

    o   3rd Place $125

            The DTA Student Presentation Competition is open to all currently enrolled students, and students who have graduated or completed classes within the last year

            Projects presented need to have occurred while students were still attending school

            Presentation abstracts will be accepted from February 1st through March 8th.

            The DTA Submission Form and Additional Guidelines and FAQs are posted on the DTA Competition page of the 2019 Washington GIS Conference website. 

            Please contact the DTA Coordinator at dta@waurisa.org with any questions.


  • 17 Jan 2019 12:15 PM | Marketing WAURISA (Administrator)

    Call for Presentations & Panels for the 2019 Washington GIS Conference

    The Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (WAURISA) invites you to share your experience, expertise, and knowledge with colleagues and offer solutions for success by presenting at our 2019 annual conference.

    Individuals chosen to present will gain recognition by their peers, raise awareness of critical issues, and identify current trends in the industry.

    The Presentations Sub-Committee is seeking presenters to share a wide range of GIS topics and will select presentations, panel discussions, and lightning talks to reflect an array of interests and levels of expertise. Selection will be based on the value of the proposed topic to the audience and the clarity of the abstract.

    Please submit an abstract for presenting any of the following:

    • Project Presentations - 30 to 90 minutes long, or
    • Lightning Talks - no longer than 15 minutes, or
    • Panels - participant list must be formed prior to abstract submittal

    Abstract Submission DEADLINE: March 27, 2019

    For information on presenter/panelist benefits and abstract submission requests, visit the Presentations webpage.

    Abstracts can be submitted to the WAURISA Presentations Google form. 

    Questions? Please send all questions to presentations@waurisa.org. For information on deadlines and other important dates check the Important Dates page.

    Call for Exhibitors

    Would you like to show off your geospatial business to ~300 GIS professionals?   The Washington State Chapter of URISA (WAURISA) is pleased to invite you to exhibit at the 2019 Washington GIS Conference, May 22 – 23, in Tacoma, WA at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

    You'll have booth space, a chance to present about your business in the exhibitor technology presentation track, access to all the sessions at the conference, and opportunities to make your logo visible at the conference and all year long in the quarterly Summit Newsletter.   

    Showcase your products and services to the hundreds of GIS Professionals who will attend!

    Need more details? Check out the Invitation to Exhibit PDF or contact Mike McGuire for more details.

    Call for Volunteers

    The conference is a labor of love and hard work!  More hands make it more fun for everyone.  Do you want to work behind the scenes while you learn the lay of the land? We've got those kinds of opportunities.  Want to stand out and be seen?  We've got those kinds of opportunities, too! 

    Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, we love your help and your dedication to the profession. Step up your participation and join us in planning the next conference!

    Did you know participating at the 2019 Washington GIS Conference could earn you GISP points?!

    Visit the 2019 Conference website or contact our Volunteer Lead at volunteer@waurisa.org to discuss ways in which you can participate.

  • 8 Jan 2019 2:05 PM | Marketing WAURISA (Administrator)

    We are proud to welcome Bill Johnson, the "Carpe Geo" Evangelist with AppGeo, as the 2019 conference keynote speaker!

    "What is carpe geo?

    We have all heard the phrase carpe diem which translates to “seize the day.”

    Carpe geo is seizing the opportunity to do great things with GIS.

    A GIS project almost inevitably starts with a simple request, “Can you make me a map?”

    The requester may not even know what they are asking for beyond that they want a map.  A vague request is an opportunity to learn, teach, and explore the full potential of GIS.  The trail from this simple request may lead to a very different destination than the one originally envisioned.

    When you view this as a chance to experiment, mine ideas, and see where the exploration leads …"

    For more information on Bill Johnson, the "Carpe Geo" Evangelist, check out the Keynote webpage on the 2019 Washington GIS Conference website.


  • 2 Jan 2019 8:21 PM | Marketing WAURISA (Administrator)

    The Washington State Chapter of URISA (WAURISA) invites you to the 2019 Washington GIS Conference from May 20 – 23 in Tacoma, WA.

     

    Pre-Conference Workshops will be May 20 – 21, 2019 at the Hotel Murano. The Conference will be May 22 – 23, 2019 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

    Are you interested in...

    Seeing what your colleagues are up to?

    Earning points towards your GISP?

    Networking with other GIS professionals?

    Then plan on joining us May 20-23, 2019 in Tacoma, WA!

     

    As always the conference will offer:

    Excellent training workshops!

    A passionate Keynote speaker!

    Dynamic presentations!

    Fun social events and more!

     

    Stay tuned for more information about the Conference Keynote, workshops, registration, and so much coming in the next few months! Stay up to date with the latest information from the Conference website, or WAURISA’s social media accounts – LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, or join our email list.

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