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NEURISA Day 2021: September 23-24

Registration is now open for Thursday, September 23 - Friday, September 24 to attend NEURISA Day 2021! We are planning a great conference and have lined up Adam Carnow from ESRI as our Keynote Speaker. Visit our HUB site to learn more!

The call for abstracts, web map/apps, NEURISA Day Sponsors, and board nominations are extended until Friday, September 3rd!  Interested in being a featured panelist and/or giving a presentation? See below to Submit an abstract today.

Submit an Abstract Here

Submit a Web Map/App Entry Here

Submit a Board Nomination Here

While this year we had planned to do an in-person Mappy Hour, we have moved it virtual to ensure the safest environment for our conference attendees.  The Mappy Hour will be at the end of the conference and more information will follow as we move closer to the conference. We miss seeing all of you in person and are looking forward to meeting in person safely in 2022.

Are you a sponsor interested in supporting the conference?

If you are interested in becoming a NEURISA Day 2021 Sponsor, please click here to become a sponsor.  See below for what benefits are included in a NEURISA Day sponsorship. We are looking for companies that are interested in supporting a Mappy Hour, a mapathon, student submission prizes, and general sponsorship of the event.

Looking to earn GISP credits? We are looking for NEURISA Day 2021 volunteers, both student and professionals. Email us at if you’d like to participate!

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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: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) also provides a guide for new users:

See below for videos on how to sign up in the HOT tasking manager, how to select a task, how to map buildings, and an advanced user webinar. For those who want to know more, here are twelve two-minute tutorial videos:

The New England Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA) is the professional association of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) practitioners in New England. NEURISA is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization whose mission is to advance the effective and appropriate use of GIS and related information technologies to solve challenges throughout the region.

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