2022 GIS in Action Conference

Monday, April 18th - Thursday, April 21st

The 30th Annual GIS In Action Conference hosted by the Cascadia Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) will be entirely virtual by means of Portland State University.

Thank you for attending the conference!

Thank you for attending the 30th Annual GIS in Action Conference! We hope you had a good conference experience. 

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The theme is Spatial Data is Infrastructure to highlight the relevance that GIS has in influencing the physical and social structure of our environment. The goal of the program in correlation with the theme is to inform each other about ways that functioning cities, facilities, and services are heavily reliant on geospatial technology. GIS serves to solve issues in sustainable development, helps to systematically create a more equitable space, and efficiently builds solutions for rapid urban sprawl, resource organization, and emergency management. Spatial data science technologies are improving our past, present, and future infrastructures to help our society run smoothly.

How to attend virtual sessions?

The PSU Zoom links will be in the session details on Sched (also accessible from the conference website). Each session has a specific Zoom meeting link that will be active during the scheduled time.

If you are asked to sign in to start the meeting, look on the bottom of the page and click on the text that says, “Join Meeting as an Attendee” (see image below with text circled in red).

For any questions for issues, contact the conference email: gisinaction_asprs@orurisa.org.

Conference Websites

Conference Website: https://orurisa.org/GISinAction

Program: https://2022gisinaction.sched.com

Map Gallery: https://gia-map-gallery-urisa.hub.arcgis.com

Program Overview:

  • Ballroom

    Like in-person conferences, the virtual ballroom is open all day for attendees to network. The plenaries will be held in these rooms. Each day of the conference, the ballroom will be an individual Zoom link. When the plenaries are not active, attendees can talk to anyone who is in the Zoom meeting, request a breakout room from the host, or send text messages to everyone or individuals.


    The plenary is a session for all attendees and there will be no other meetings during these times. Each plenary will include information about the conference and on Monday and Wednesday there are keynote presentations. We will learn about the conference sponsors in short presentations. At the end of the plenaries will be sponsor quizzes, and the attendee who answers the most correctly wins a prize!

    There are three plenary sessions:

1)     Monday, April 18th at 8:00 AM to 9:50 AM – Opening feat. keynote by Dr. Este Geraghty
2)     Wednesday, April 20th at 8:00 AM to 9:50 PM – feat. keynote by Mike Harryman
3)     Thursday, April 21st at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Closing feat. contest winners


Sessions are categorized into seven tracks that are scheduled so that all sessions in a track are at different times on the same day. Additionally, there are longer technical sessions after lunch. We will kick off the week with presentations on 1) Public Services and 2) Remote Sensing. Tuesday will be dedicated to two tracks: 3) Technical and 4) Emergency Management. Wednesday has sessions on the topics of 5) Resilience and 6) Professional Development. The conference will conclude on Thursday with a day full of presentations related to 7) Sustainable Urban Planning.

Map Gallery

View maps submitted to the Map Gallery by fellow attendees and VOTE for your favorites. On Tuesday at 1:00 PM there is a Map Gallery Showcase for the authors to talk about their maps. Winners will be announced in the closing plenary.


You are invited to an in-person social event following the conference at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland, OR. Join us from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Picnic Area A for food, refreshments, and networking: SE 60th Ave &, SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97215. This event is sponsored by Vestra. Please RSVP.

Who to contact if you have questions or have issues?


Thank you for your participation in the 2022 GIS in Action Conference!

Best regards,

Alexa Todd

Conference Chair

GIS in Action provides opportunities for

    • Learning
    • Networking
    • Attaining GISP credits

2022 Conference Topics

  • Smart Cities

  • Green Cities

  • Transportation

  • Community Resilience

  • Social Justice

  • Walkability/Access

  • Affordable Housing

  • Emergency Management

  • Utilities

    and more!

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