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URISA Offers Two Certified Workshops at URISA Headquarters

March 6, 2012

Des Plaines, IL - URISA, the Association for GIS Professionals, is offering two URISA Certified Workshops at its Headquarters in Des Plaines, IL.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Field Automation Options for Local Government
This workshop is designed to provide local government managers with practical guidelines for building an effective mobile GIS program across multiple departments. One way to meet demands for providing superior service levels and operational efficiencies under tightening budget constraints is to leverage new technology that places GIS data in the hands of field crews. This allows for improved management and better maintenance of work processes to properly appraise infrastructure assets and to meet service request response times.

Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
An Overview of Open Source GIS Software
Free and open source software (FOSS) has been offering choices to computer users for a number of years. Over the past few years the open source choices in GIS have been broader and more capable than ever before. This workshop will focus on GIS open source software. It will give an overview of current developments from technical and management perspectives. Selected packages and their applications in various projects will be demonstrated and discussed.

Workshop registration fees are $95 for URISA International members and $125 for nonmembers.
  •        Registration fee includes workbook, certificate of completion, and refreshment breaks –lunch is not included.
  •        Completion of an 8 hour workshop = 0.2 EDU points towards GISCI Certification.

For more information, or to register for either workshop, visit http://www.urisa.org/workshops/calendar or contact URISA Education Manager Jeni Griffith at jgriffith@urisa.org or by phone at (847) 824-6300.