URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) has its origins from a conference held on August 28, 1963 on the campus of the University of Southern California, organized by Edgar Horwood. Over 50 years later, the USC Spatial Sciences Institute is proud to be the first educational partner of URISA, now the primary professional development organization for GIS professionals and IT professionals who need to support GIS within their agencies and businesses.
URISA's GIS Management Institute, its Leadership Academy, conferences, and other programs provide exceptional educational experiences, a vibrant and connected community, and the essential resources to the geospatial professional, such as the GISP certification, the URISA salary survey, and jobs posting board. Learn about opportunities to grow as a GIS professional in URISA's Vanguard Cabinet. To become a student member of URISA, contact Ken Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about the contributions of SSI faculty, staff, students, and alumni at the 2018 GIS-Pro and CalGIS Conferences in Palm Springs, California, and look for Founding Director John P. Wilson, Managing Director Susan Kamei, and Academic Programs Director Ken Watson on URISA's 2019 GIS-Pro Conference program in New Orleans, Louisiana, from September 28 - October 2!