First of all, thank you very much for your support of FLURISA during the 2019/20 year. It is that time of year where we once again ask for your continued support. We have officially joined the OneURISA initiative, which will go into effect in January 2022. For this reason, we have prorated membership dues to $12.50 and this will be good through January 2022.
FLURISA still exists and will continue forward, however, our membership model is changing. Under OneURISA, the two memberships are being merged together. URISA (our parent organization) will collect one membership fee. Paying the URISA membership will automatically include membership in both URISA and FLURISA. The reason for the mid-year prorated value is to get in alignment with the URISA model which resets in January 2022.
We are working closely with URISA to make this as smooth a transition as possible. For our members, we are asking them to join FLURISA for the remainder of 2021 and then join URISA as you normally would starting in 2022.
We as a board are working out all the details of what membership entails along with “Friends of FLURISA”, non-URISA members who still contribute and participate in select events throughout Florida. We’ll be announcing more details in the coming months as we work with URISA and get those details ironed out.
For our corporate sponsorship, nothing has changed other than as a bonus to being a FLURISA sponsor you get access to a larger audience as URISA members will have full access to all FLURISA activities.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Title: How GISCorps Crowdsourced over 65,000 COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites
Description: GISCorps volunteers have been mapping COVID-19 testing sites since March of 2020, and vaccination sites since January 2021. But they haven't worked alone... they've had help from government agencies, other nonprofit groups, healthcare providers, private companies, and the public. In this webinar, we discuss the lessons we learned along the way and we share the data and apps we've produced.
Date: Wed, August 18, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Holly Torpey, GISP, is GISCorps' part-time program coordinator and a GISCorps volunteer herself. Holly has a master's degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology and a background using GIS to manage natural resources for the federal government and private industry.
Title: Florida Evacuation Studies 2020-2025
Description: Highlight the update of the Florida Regional Evacuation Studies and the use of automation as well as Anonymous Smartphone Location-Based Services Data to improve the evacuation planning assumptions statewide.
Date: Wed, July 21, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Presenter: Andrew Sussman, MPA Hurricane Program Manager / AlertFlorida Mass Notification Contract Manager
This chart represents the FLURISA Profit and Loss statement for the 2020 reporting year.
Dear FLURISA member,
The FLURISA board is announcing that we will hold our 2021 annual meeting on April 30th at 6 PM via GoToWebinar (Please click here for registration). While the yearly meeting serves as an opportunity to update all members of FLURISA’s current status and direction this year it is especially important. Many of you are aware of the OneURISA initiative from conversations over the past year (Details can be found here).
OneURISA is an effort from the URISA to restructure the relationship between the national organization (URISA) and each of the local chapters. This process requires several important changes and considerations to FLURISA’s By-Laws which must be approved by the general membership at our annual meeting. The executive board of FLURISA has met and discussed these changes over the past several months with URISA. These draft by-laws and changes are posted to the FLURISA website and can be accessed via the following link for review.
One of the items of business during the annual meeting will be a membership-wide vote to accept these draft By-Laws which meet the requirement of the OneURISA initiative.
Title: Personal Branding and LinkedIn Profile Optimization for GIS Professionals
Description: This presentation will cover promoting Geospatial activities and content on digital platforms such as LinkedIn and promoting the value that personal branding presents for all geospatial professionals.
Date: Wed, Mar 17, 2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Bruce Buxton (aka The Gray Beard) is Director of Digital Transformation for Critigen, a leading Geospatial Integrator. He has worked in the GIS software consulting space since 2004 and has a wide range of experience identifying and demonstrating the Geospatial value proposition for major utilities, state, and local governments, and oil and gas industries. Bruce has recently been instrumental in promoting Geospatial activities and content on digital platforms such as LinkedIn and promoting the value that personal branding presents for all geospatial professionals.
The new FLURISA newsletter for December is now available in the Newsletter tab!
In this edition:
Letter from the President
Feature Article #1 – Boynton Beach Nickel’s Forrest
Feature Article #2 – Working From Home Due to COVID-19
The Map Page
Letters to the Editor
FLURISA Newsletters are free of charge for members. If you are member please click the Newsletter Content tab for Access.
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Title: A GISP Process & Ethics Update
Description: This presentation will cover the current GISP process, including the Portfolio requirements and the Exam structure and content.
Date: Thurs, Nov 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Presenters: Candice Luebbering, PhD GISP , GISCI Executive Director and Bill Hodge GISP, Retiring GISCI Executive Director
Calling all FLURISA GIS members! In an effort to assist those that may have recently suffered from loss of employment, we are calling on those of us that may be aware of open opportunities to help get fellow GIS community members back on their feet. At this time, it is clearly a challenge to be an employer or an interviewee. Using our FLURISA community, we hope to share open positions for a limited time to offset that challenges and get members back in the game as productive members in the Florida GIS sector. Please send any open positions to firstname.lastname@example.org and please refer those in need to the www.flurisa.org/jobs website.
Please note, we have sunset this effort. We are leaving this page up in case it can be useful for anyone, but we are not actively updating it anymore.
Be safe and be well.
Title: Aerial Mapping, Imagery, and Condition Data Collection Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Description: This webinar will demonstrate and discuss the hardware and software platforms available to collect imagery and condition data from UASs. Applicability to multiple industries will be highlighted including infrastructure analysis, asset management, and farming.
Date: Wed, May 20, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Presenters: Allen Ibaugh, CEO DTS and Brian Sovik, VP of Business Development DTS
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