Georgia Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

Georgia URISA is a proud chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). The Georgia URISA Chapter is an organization of professionals using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other information technologies to solve challenges at the state, county, and local government levels. In addition, we collaborate with various private sector agencies that utilizes GIS.

URISA is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. It is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas.

For more information about URISA, go to www.urisa.org.


Monthly Lunches

Georgia URISA holds networking lunches the second Tuesday of every month. More details can be found here.  Click on the event below to reserve your space now.

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GIS Analyst – City of Marietta

Job Description

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to provide technical support for multiple projects and to create and organize spatial and tabular data by way of geographic information systems. Employee in this classification function in a senior capacity, to perform work both specialized and technical in nature, and are responsible for developing, updating and maintaining complex database information using current technologies. Work includes high-level GIS operations, database administration with communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City departments, outside agencies and organizations, and the general public. 

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GIS ROW Technician (MARTA)

Now Accepting Applications for GIS Right of Way Technician

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is pleased to announce a new job opportunity within the Office of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and Real Estate. We are now accepting applications for a GIS Right of Way Technician. This individual will be responsible for managing and furnishing all real property location data and documentation for MARTA-owned land, reviewing boundary surveys and legal descriptions for acquisition of property rights and management of the real estate geographic information system (REMS). Additional duties and job responsibilities can be found within the job description.

The GIS Right of Way Technician will report to the Senior Right of Way Specialist.

To view this job posting or apply for the position please visit MARTA’s website.

Applications must be received by June 21.

Intown Subchapter Quarterly Happy Hour – Atlanta, GA

Intown Subchapter’s Quarterly Happy Hour – Atlanta, Georgia
What: Intown Subchapter’s Quarterly Happy Hour
When: Thursday, June 21st / 6pm to 8pm (Presentation starts @ 6:30pm)
This event is FREE / No registration required / All Welcome
Presentation: Cityworks GIS-centric Platform – Foundation for the new Project Portal for Developments Services (presented by Christian Saxon – GIS Manager for City of Brookhaven)
Speaker Bio – Christian has worked for the City of Brookhaven since February of 2015.  He graduated form Georgia Tech with a Computer Science degree and started working with GIS in 2005 at Southern Company.  Over his career in the City Government and the Electric Utility Industries, he’s had to wear many “hats” including software developer, implementations specialist, database administrator, system administrator, system analyst, and of course, cartographer.

GIS/GPS Analyst (Americus, Georgia)



  • 101 W Lamar St, Americus, GA 31709, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Americus is an innovative, clean, and safe city where our citizens enjoy an exceptional quality of life. We encourage a cultural, social, educational and healthy environment. We provide quality governmental services, cultivate economic development, and promote progressive healthcare and a thriving business environment.

Job Description

The City of Americus is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of GIS / GPS Analyst.

The salary for this position is commensurate with knowledge, skills and ability.

Responsibilities of this position are to develop and maintain the geographic information system (GIS) databases, coverage’s and linkages to various databases, as well as extensive GPS duties, including
collecting infrastructure features using global positioning system (GPS) technology and to assist in providing a digital model of the City’s infrastructure using GIS/GPS technology.


Requirements include Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Civil Engineering, or related field; supplemented by at least one year’s experience in the GIS field involving GPS training, computer aided drafting, surveying and/or public utility operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Proof of requirements must be provided at time of applying.

Applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM, Friday, June 8, 2018.

An application, along with instructions may be obtained from the City’s website www. americusga.gov or the Human Resources Department located at 101 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709. Resumes will not be accepted without an application.

Additional Information

EEOC: The City of Americus is an equal employment opportunity provider, regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the City of Americus will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

GIS/Utility Specialist (LaGrange, Georgia)


Notice of Job Opening

Date: April 25, 2018

Department: Utilities

Exp Dat: Until Filled

Job Summary

Employee in this position provides field mapping and associated technical support as needed for all city divisions. Duties include preparing bid drawings and documents, submitting DOT permits, researching property records, maintaining GIS maps, integrating various computer databases, and monitoring construction projects. Employee reports to the Director of Utilities.

Examples of Work

  • Prepares drawings and bid documents for infrastructure projects.
  • Surveys and stakes construction jobs.
  • Performs field inspections of utility work.
  • Updates utility, zoning, and public safety maps.
  • Prepares drawings for all city divisions as requested.
  • Coordinates GIS efforts with Troup County and other entities.
  • Troubleshoots field tablets, computers, SCADA devices, and metering equipment.
  • Issues pole attachment and utility right-of-way permit requests.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Skill in using AutoCAD, GIS, and other mapping software.
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic database and computer problems.
  • Knowledge of utility construction materials and methods.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all terrain and weather conditions.
  • Ability to make quick, sound, and safe decisions.
  • Ability to work independently and seek out areas for improvement.

Necessary Training & Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Technical certification in GIS mapping.
  • Possess a valid Georgia driver’s license

General Online Application

If you have any additional questions please email or call Stephanie Crowe in the Human Resource Department: +706 883 2037, scrowe@lagrangega.org

SEGA URISA Event: Hurricane Prep Rally (6.14.2018)

Date: June 14, 2018
Time: 11am – 3pm (see Agenda for details)
Location: Harold Pate Building (1725 Reynolds St Rm 224, Brunswick, GA)
Lunch (optional): $12 (Honey Baked Ham Sandwich/Salad Box + Drinks)
Topic: Hurricane Prep Rally (see below for presentation details)
Kirk McElveen (Chatham County)
John Centeno (Glynn County)
Lisa Fulton (Coastal Regional Commission)
Scott Jackson (Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission)


For questions, please email us or contact Mandy Terkhorn at (912) 651-1458.

Presentation Details
Title: Individual Assistance Damage Assessment Technologies & Best Practices
Speaker: Kirk McElveen (Chatham County)
Summary: Hurricane Matthew made it clear that paper Individual Assistance Damage Assessment (IADA) forms are not viable on a large scale disaster. Chatham County learned from this experience developed an intuitive, mobile data collection method for collecting IADA information. This included developing a Social Vulnerability Index to prioritize damage assessment areas. Hurricane Irma provided the opportunity to demonstrate Chatham County’s changes to the IADA Program while conducting more than 90,000 surveys in only a few days.

Title: Drones, Maps, and Math
Speaker: John Centeno (Glynn County)
Summary: We will discuss how Glynn County GIS used drone technology and ESRI Drone2Map software to monitor debris cleanup and calculate the volume of storm debris from Hurricane Irma. This method was used to compare with the amount of debris calculated the FEMA/GEMA monitors and debris removal companies in order to prevent fraudulent billing.

Title: GIS Best Practices & Resources for Public Safety
Speaker: Lisa Fulton (Coastal Regional Commission)
Summary: Presentation going through various resources to help streamline symbology and data preparation (and usage). This will also share some real-world lessons learned from Irma.

Title: Hazus & Emergency Response
Speaker: Scott Jackson (Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission)
Summary: Presentation on flooding modeled in Hazus that was later experienced in person not too long after the model run.

GIS Analyst – City of Brookhaven (Temporary)


The City of Brookhaven, located in metro Atlanta, is seeking highly qualified applicants for a GIS Analyst in the IT Department.

Job Summary:

This temporary six-month assignment will support Geographic Information System (GIS) activities in the City of Brookhaven using ESRI’s ArcGIS Applications.

The successful candidate will need to have exceptional attention to detail, strong research skills, work ethic, organizational skills, and ability to work with others.

Assist in the Following Duties:

• Map production/printing
• Dataset maintenance/creation/collection
• ArcGIS Online administration
• ArcGIS Server service creation/maintenance
• Verify or assist in creating documentation for existing systems/processes/metadata
• Script development (Python) to automate or enhance routine processes
• Assist other City staff in utilization of GIS through training/education


Minimum Qualifications:

• 3 – 5 years of experience with ArcGIS Applications (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Server, etc.)
• Working knowledge of methods, standards, and techniques in GIS
• Knowledge of different data formats (shapefiles, geodatabases, relational databases)
• Ability to multi-task
• Excellent communication skills
• Passion to learn, and to accept responsibility 
• Pass background check

Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in GIS, geography, planning, civil engineering, computer science, or a related field.

The City of Brookhaven is an equal opportunity employer.


GIS Technician



Job Description:   • GIS data manipulation and visualization
• Combining datasets from many sources to create cartographic products
• Creating exhibit maps to be used with land acquisition documents
• Producing project update maps and feasibility study maps
• Enterprise data management
Work Environment:   The GIS technician will be working at the Georgia Power headquarters downtown. The team is under 10 people but they will be working in their own cube amongst the entire Land group.
Qualifications:   The GIS technician should have the following qualifications:

• 2 years of related GIS experience or recent Geography based college graduate with GIS coursework
• Proficient with ESRI suite of GIS tools especially ArcGIS Editor environment
• Proficient cartographic skills
• Knowledge and experience working with enterprise GIS databases
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Exceptional organizational and project/workload management skills

Performance Expectations:   The GIS technician is only expected to have 1-3 years of experience so there will be a lot of training involved. For the first few weeks, they will be shadowing another member of the team. Once they are comfortable, they will begin working on some of their own projects. Performance reviews are at the 30 and 90 day benchmarks.

For additional information, please contact Kaitlyn Teti, Recruiter, at Aerotek: 770-250-1263.

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