It's that time of year! Join us for our annual NEURISA Day 2022 which will take place virtually on October 24th. NEURISA also has a fantastic URISA workshop offering called "GIS Return on Investment (ROI)" that will take place on October 25th, 2022. Earn GISP credits with the conference and the workshop. Click here to register today! More detailed information about the NEURISA Day 2022 event is available on our Hub Site.
Have an idea for a project, but don't know where to find data? Want to present a lightning talk to your peers in a relaxed, informal setting? Curious about the work of other GIS professionals in your area? Need some help with mapping or interested in seeing new approaches? Host or attend a "Mappy Hour"! These are informal get-togethers where all sorts of people, from GIS professionals and students to curious passers-by and hobbyists, meet up for a while to discuss, map, present, visit, and plan all things geospatial!
What is a mapathon? It's a coordinated event where participants focus their skills on mapping and editing data for a particular event, use case, or map source. Frequently used to assist with disaster response and humanitarian aid efforts, mapathons are not only a terrific way to crowdsource assistance, but also for participants to learn new tools and sharpen their geospatial skills. OpenStreetMap, a free and editable digital world map, provides a useful and common platform for mapathons to quickly organize work and streamline editing. To sign up for an OpenStreetMap account, click here: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new?cookie_test=true. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) also provides a guide for new users: https://tasks.hotosm.org/learn/quickstart