Message from the President...

FLURISA: It’s a mouthful! Florida Urban and Regional Information Systems Association is a state chapter of the International URISA ( ).  We are one of 26 Chapters throughout North America focused on delivering educational, networking, and business opportunities on behalf of our membership throughout the state of Florida.  These opportunities revolve around the utilization of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to solve everyday simple and complex problems of Federal, State, Local, and Private agencies dealing with spatial information.

 FLURISA’s mission is to provide a forum for sharing GIS experiences, best practices, and support throughout the Florida GIS community while keeping a pulse on what is occurring at the national and even international levels of GIS activity.  Our members receive significant benefits such as access to specialized webinars on a monthly basis that highlight the latest and greatest uses of GIS technology.  In addition, we offer newsletters to spotlight upcoming user group meetings across the state, regional, and local conferences as well as information about What’s Happening in GIS. Our sponsors are provided an opportunity to interact with our membership in a non-intrusive way while providing critical funding that allow us to bring educational and networking opportunities to the entire membership.

In all - it is a great organization that we hope you will consider getting involved with.  Please explore our website to learn more, or feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP --FLURISA President


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