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  • 20 Sep 2018 1:16 PM | Josh Greenberg (Administrator)

    A Two-Day event to be held in downtown Spokane WA

          November 5-6, 2018

    Workshops / Presentations / Dinner (Social)

    All for only $85 ($10 for students)

    More details soon

  • 8 Aug 2018 3:32 PM | Josh Greenberg (Administrator)

    WAURISA’s annual Washington GIS Conference is a well-established annual event attended by an average of 300 professionals and students in the geospatial industry. This event has grown beyond the capacity of just volunteers and so for the second year the WAURISA board is looking to pay a Conference Coordinator to assist.

    The primary role of the conference coordinator is to work with all the conference subcommittee leads and the Board Conference Liaison to facilitate collaborative decisions.

    If you are interested in being considered for the  Conference Coordinator position please send a letter of interest to


    Conference Coordinator contract can be downloaded here:


    We will be accepting letters of interest until August 21, 2018 


  • 8 Jun 2018 3:07 PM | Conference WAURISA (Administrator)

    Conference materials are now available for download for members only.  

    Visit the conference event page for more details!

  • 21 May 2018 1:24 PM | Ann Stark

    MEMBERS - Please cast your vote for Board Members.  You must turn in your vote before Thursday at 10 AM.

    Find candidate biographies and details about voting by visiting www.waurisa.org/board-candidates.

  • 16 May 2018 9:42 AM | Conference WAURISA (Administrator)

    If you are arriving Tuesday night or will be in town already from attending the workshops, be sure to join us at the Welcome Social from 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm, Tuesday, May 22 at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia.  It's a great networking opportunity!  See you there!   

    For other schedule items be sure to see all the details here: 


  • 14 May 2018 8:34 AM | Conference WAURISA (Administrator)

    We've had a great turn out and reached our capacity for attendees! The conference registration is now closed.  Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

  • 29 Mar 2018 2:07 PM | Conference WAURISA (Administrator)

    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 kind of jobs.  Want to stand out and be seen?  We've got those kind of jobs 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 on a conference committee could earn  you GISP points!

    To sign up just complete the form and our Volunteer Lead will contact you.

  • 22 Feb 2018 8:49 AM | Conference WAURISA (Administrator)

    This year's keynote speaker will be Ty Wooten.   

    Ty Wooten is the Director of Education for the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). Ty is also the principal instructor for the Center Manager Certification Program (CMCP), a 40-hour course providing the essential tools for effective management of 9-1-1 centers. Before joining NENA in 2012, Ty was the President of Public Safety Consulting & Management.

    He also served as the first Director of both the Hancock County, Indiana 9-1-1 Center and the Indianapolis International Airport Communications Center. Throughout his 24+ years of experience in public safety, Ty has held various positions in law enforcement—as a firefighter, EMT, and hostage negotiator.

  • 7 Feb 2018 1:06 PM | Conference WAURISA (Administrator)

    Registration for 2018 Annual WAURISA Conference is now open!

    Register now and join your WA GIS colleagues for 4 days of educational workshops, presentations and fun filled activities.

  • 28 Jan 2018 8:27 PM | Conference WAURISA (Administrator)

    The WA State Chapter of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (WAURISA) is pleased to invite you to exhibit at the annual 2018 Washington GIS Conference. The conference will be held at Hotel RL Olympia, WA.

    This conference, now in its 22nd year, averages 300 attendees seeking to gain knowledge and information about GIS trends, products and services. We believe your company will benefit by being visible to hundreds of local prospective and current clients attending the conference. 

    Find more details here.

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