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Oregon and Southwest Washington URISA (ORURISA) is a Chapter of the international Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). ORURISA is a 501.c3 Non-Profit Organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and conducts its business following adopted Chapter Bylaws. The Chapter was founded in 1992 and serves as a forum for geospatial professionals and students to meet, share ideas and encourages the advancement of Geospatial and Open Source technologies. 

The vitality of the organization is in its local Sections and Special Interest Groups. Local sections are geographically disbursed throughout the bi-state area and meet to discuss local geospatial topics and technologies. Participants include public sector and private GIS professionals, educators, and students. The chapter also has Special Interest Groups that serve varied topics and areas of interest.

Our mission is to inform, educate and promote the geospatial industry to support and strengthen geographic diversity in our community. We offer legitimacy with other organizations, authority of knowledge, leadership development and career support. We encourage you to participate in local and statewide events and to get involved in the organization.

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