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  • 02/27/2021 8:41 AM | Jeremy Conner (Administrator)

    Each year, URISA recognizes a Chapter that has excelled in serving its membership and/or sponsoring effective activities. Great work and congratulations to the 2020 Board of Directors and all members of the Association on receiving the award!

    We encourage you to read more about the service GISAA has strived to provide during the past year:

    To see all past recipients and to learn more about the award criteria click here.

  • 12/16/2020 9:51 AM | Alex Lopez-Rogina (Administrator)

    The 2021 Board members met virtually for the annual Transition Meeting on December 15. It was a great meeting for passing along knowledge and setting goals for the new year.

    No election was held for the 2021 GISAA Board of Directors due to all seats being unopposed. The following Board has officially taken office:

     Position  Name Region of Residence
     President  Bryan Price  Central
     Vice President  Jeremy Conner  Central
     Past President  Alex Lopez-Rogina  North
     Treasurer  Jeannette Byrd   Central
     Secretary  Alison Sepulveda   Central
     North Region Director  Keith Conville   North
     Central Region Director  Emily Roberts  Central
     Capital Region Director  Sarah Jones   Capital
     South Region Director  William O'Toole   South

    Congratulations to all of the incoming officers! We are looking forward to a productive and successful year!

  • 10/02/2020 11:25 AM | Alison Sepulveda (Administrator)

    News from GeoCue Group:  GeoCue Group, Inc. has launched GeoCue Australia PTY! GeoCue Group, Inc. is based in Madison, Alabama and has partnered with two Australian investors to form GeoCue Australia PTY.  This joint venture is aimed at providing customers in Australasia GeoCue’s Lidar and drone mapping solutions, as well as local support for users in the region.  To read more on this venture, you can access the news release here or for more information on GeoCue Group, Inc. and their products or services, you can visit: GISAA thanks GeoCue Group, Inc. for their continued support and sponsorship.

  • 08/06/2020 12:18 PM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    Census Webinar - OnTheMap: The Road to Employment Dynamics

    This workshop is designed for data users who want to research local workforce and employment trends. During this training you will learn about the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) and Local Employment Dynamics (LED) programs from Eric Coyle, Data Dissemination Specialist. 

    Join Us

    This webinar will focus on and teach attendees how to use the LEHD's OnTheMap tool, which is a web-based mapping and reporting application that shows where workers are employed and where they live. It also provides companion reports on age, earnings, industry distributions, race, ethnicity, educational attainment, and sex.

    Date: August 11

    Time: 11:00 a.m. ET

    Dial In: 888-566-5902

    Passcode: 6863273

    Link: Log In Details

  • 06/26/2020 8:22 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    Making Sense of COVID-19 Data through Geospatial Technology: Part 3 of the Johns Hopkins University “Mapping the Monster” series related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wed, Jul 1, 2020, 1:00 PM CDT.

    In Part 3, speakers will give a state and county level perspective of data and geospatial visualization. How was the COVID-19 data used to determine State and local decisions? Participation in prior webinars in not necessary.

  • 06/15/2020 8:27 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    From DATAMARK and the GIS Association of Alabama: The recent webinar, "Solving the GIS Puzzle in NG9-1-1," is now available online.


    Please follow this link to access the recordings of the virtual webinar.

  • 06/04/2020 7:53 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    OnTheMap for Emergency Management is a public data tool that provides an intuitive web-based interface for accessing U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real time, for areas being affected by natural disasters. The tool allows users to retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population, and housing characteristics for hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas.

    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)
    Dial-in: 1-888-790-3521
    Participant Passcode:
     Earlene Dowell, Program Analyst, Economic Management Division/Data User and Trade Outreach Branch, U.S. Census Bureau


  • 05/13/2020 9:38 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    NOAA Webinar: State Plane 2022 - The Shape of Things to Come

    June 11, 2020  |  2-3 pm, Eastern Daylight Time

    Dr. Michael Dennis, National Geodetic Survey

    The State Plane Coordinate System (SPCS) of tomorrow is taking shape. March 31, 2020 was the deadline for submitting requests and proposals for SPCS2022 zones. Requests are for designs by NGS, and proposals are for designs by state stakeholders. Inquiries were also received for “special use” zones with coverage areas in more than one state.

    This presentation shows how stakeholder input affects the number, distribution, and performance of SPCS2022 zones. Although there will be more zones than earlier versions of SPCS, that will vary greatly by state, with some having only one zone and others having many zones (including low-distortion projections). This variability shows how SPCS2022 will help meet the diverse needs of the geospatial communities in different states.

    Intermediate Technical Content Rating: Some knowledge of this topic is helpful.


  • 04/08/2020 8:20 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    The USGS Library has added a new, online guide highlighting resources and services available to employees whether they are teleworking, offsite, or working from their office. Please visit the USGS Library Virtual Services Guide for tips on how to search the Library Catalog, order documents, and contact Library staff for assistance.

  • 03/31/2020 1:00 PM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    Date and Time: Tuesday, March 31st from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT

    Learn about transportation data from the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you. These webinars, presented by subject matter experts, provide information on Census data from business and demographic programs based on popular topics. During this webinar, Census Bureau experts will help you:

    • Understand practical ways to use our transportation data through illustrations and use cases.
    • Learn about available resources and data tools, which can assist you in saving time looking for data.
    • Learn how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

    Presenter: Charles Gamble III, American Community Survey Office

    Barbara  Zamora-Appel, Governments and Trade Management Division

    Info on webinar:

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