"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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Chapter Interim Treasurer nominations are now closed.

July 5, 2019. Many thanks to those who submitted nominations for the ORURISA Interim Treasurer! The Nomination Committee interviewed all nominees earlier this week. The next step is to present the nominees and their qualifications to the Board for ratification.

Please check back after the July 17 monthly Board Meeting for an announcement about the new Interim Treasurer.

To learn more about the Treasurer and other Board responsibilities, please see the following:


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.  


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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GIS Day Camp at Portland State University

Do you know any female or female-identified high school student interested in learning about GIS from women in GIS at a GIS Day Camp at Portland State University. 

Portland State University is hosting a FREE week long camp for high school aged girls to learn about maps and GIS this summer. The camp will explore contemporary issues in transportation planning, and how spatial analysis can help us address these issues. Students will learn to make maps that visualize data and tell stories about transportation related topics. Camp participants won’t just be limited to the classroom though, they will also engage in activities and field trips lead by women working in GIS and transportation planning. The class will be held on the PSU campus downtown from July 8th - 12th 2019. This is a day camp, held from 10am - 4pm each day. Transportation assistance is available if needed. 

For more information or to register follow these links: https://trec.pdx.edu/events/gis-day-camp-psu-2019?fbclid=IwAR237Bw8ho3LzdPmMWWz7Vc2I7-L_xvXreanyKywDiXm6C4DAlS84pB9gs4

Looking to get involved in ORURISA?

Please contact Theresa or Molly if you are interested in nominating someone or being nominated to the ORURISA Board of Directors or just want to be more involved.


Oregon and SouthWest Washington

Upcoming Events

August 21, 2019 12:01 PM •
August 28, 2019 1:00 PM • Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments, 100 High St. SE Ste. 200, Salem, OR
September 18, 2019 12:01 PM •

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