Annual URISA Conference: Going On Until Oct. 10!

Lisa Kamuf sent the following to Crescent City Shaper’s attention:

Hi, if anybody gets a chance, stop by the URISA conference at the 5th floor of the Sheraton on Canal Street. You should be able to register for free to see the exhibitors. I sent my request early last week, but I don’t see a problem with registering on site, it is a pretty laid back group.

Some of the Exhibitors: ESRI,iLOOKABOUT Corp., NOAA. Vertices/GIS4Kids, and U.S. Census Bureau.


For more information on the conference, please visit their website.

URISA stands for Urban and Regional Information Systems Association.

I’ll let them explain who they are:

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (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.

New Orleans has not hosted this event since 1981! So, if you’re interested in GIS/mapping/community development, you better not take the risk of having to wait 27 more years for the next time it rolls into town.

From their site:

This conference is vital to professionals concerned with the effective application of information technology in all state and local government agencies, including:

  • Community & Economic Development
  • Emergency Services/Public Safety/Homeland Security
  • Environmental Management
  • Land Records
  • Public Participation
  • Public Health
  • Public Works
  • Tax Assessment
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban Planning & Design
  • Utilities

Yes, the conference has already started. Sorry for the late notice, and thanks to Lisa for pointing this out to us! See if you can make it for one of the remaining days of the conference (Oct. 9th and 10th).

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