Calling Applicants for the Georgia URISA Student Committee

Georgia URISA is excited to announce the formation of a new Student Committee! The purpose of the Committee is to encourage participation with Georgia URISA and to increase opportunities for incorporating GIS at all levels of education.

The responsibilities of the Student Committee will include:

  • Facilitating collaboration between your college/university and Georgia URISA
  • Assisting the Education and Outreach Chair with student events
  • Working on the K-12 STEM Program
  • Contributing to a joint project with all participating colleges/universities
  • Bringing fresh new ideas to Georgia URISA

Any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in school is eligible to apply. In order to apply, please send a short biography, the name of your school, the year you expect to graduate and a brief explanation of why you would like to be on the Committee to The deadline for submitting applications is midnight, March 15, 2017.

Once assembled, the Committee will elect a Student Liaison who will become a member of the Georgia URISA Board.

2017 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference – Chattanooga, TN

URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) partner together each year in order to present the GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference, which will take place in Chattanooga, March 6-9, 2017. The conference discusses the important role of GIS, Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) and other technologies in providing access to data and analysis of information for better decision making within a jurisdiction.

The entire educational line-up is online

Don’t miss preconference workshops including “Deploying Mobile GIS Solutions” and “Basics of R Statistical Software”, nearly 20 breakout sessions and featured speakers. Here are a few of the not-to-miss presentations:

  • How Lafayette Parish has Modernized their GIS and What it Means Going Forward
  • Sevier County Tennessee’s Response to the Gatlinburg Wildfires
  • Engaging Public Officials with GIS
  • Developing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan with Parcel Data


Why Attend? “As an appraiser, this conference is a wonderful way to see the power of GIS and how it is being utilized. For those in GIS, exposure to how your users are leveraging your systems and what they need, is a wonderful way to enhance your operation. This conference is the ideal place to be inspired by the work of others in our industry.” – Scott Rountree, Augusta-Richmond County Board of Assessors

The GIS/CAMA Exhibition is always a busy spot. Connect with our Platinum Sponsor, Esri and Gold Sponsor, Tyler Technologies and all of the exhibitors who will be demonstrating the latest and greatest technology solutions.

For complete details, visit the conference website:

Coastal Planning Utilizing Geospatial Information Workshop Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Coastal Planning Utilizing Geospatial Information Workshop Thursday, December 15th, 2016 11am-3pm Please mark your calendars for a cooperative workshop that will offer planners, GIS users, and resource managers: An overview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal … [CLICK TO READ MORE]