Call for Abstracts for 2015 GIS in Action!

Mark your calendars for May 4-6, 2015 and join us in Vancouver, WA at the Hilton Vancouver Hotel and Conference Center for the 2015 GIS in Action conference. This year’s conference is jointly sponsored by the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of URISA (ORURISA), Washington State Chapter of URISA (WAURISA), and the Columbia River chapter of ASPRS (CRR-ASPRS).

We invite you to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by February 9, 2015 to the abstract and presentation website ( for the 2015 GIS in Action conference. Abstracts are welcome if submitted after this date, but those submitted by the deadline will be given first consideration for inclusion into the conference.

The theme of this year’s event is “Spatial Connections”. We ask that presenters discuss in their presentations how their topic relates to the theme. Topics of specific interest include: Transportation, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, LiDAR, UAS/UAV Integration, 3D Modeling, Mobile mapping, Open source, Asset Management, Facilities Management, BIM/CIM to GIS Integration, Addressing, Data stewardship and maintenance, Natural Resources Management, Social Services Provision, Public Safety, Emergency Response, Cloud storage and computing, or Suggest a topic! Presenters receive a $60 discount on their Conference Registration.

If you have any questions about the form or submission requirements, please contact our program co-chairs, Renee Opatz ( or Chris Aldridge (

View last year’s conference proceedings for WAURISA ( and GIS in Action (

Any questions about the conference please contact Sarah Myers (

The Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) ( was founded in 1992. The chapter serves as a forum for professionals and students to meet, share ideas, and discuss local issues in Oregon and southwest Washington.

The Washington State Chapter of URISA ( exists for the purpose of recognizing, supporting and encouraging professional growth through continuing education, communication, technical development and service to its members and others in the field of geospatial and information technologies. It is a non-profit association of GIS professionals using geospatial technology to solve problems in state, regional and local government. WAURISA members are from many disciplines and are dedicated to advancing the effective application of GIS technology in decision making and streamlining government operations and services. Other areas in which our members use this technology for problem solving include planning, transportation, public works, the environment, emergency services and utilities.

Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies. The Columbia River Region ( of the ASPRS serves Oregon and Southern Washington members as well as the geospatial community at large. The Region provides support to student chapters, presents an annual technical exchange with the Puget Sound Region, and co-presents GIS in Action annually with Oregon and Southwest Washington URISA.


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