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2017 NEURISA Day

Monday, October 16th

Great Wolf Lodge, Fitchburg, MA

Thank you to all attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers for making NEURISA Day 2017 a success!

Special Thanks goes out to our Keynote speaker and workshop leader, Tripp Corbin!

Presentations will be posted soon!

Workshop title: Navigating the GISP Certification

Led by Tripp Corbin

Admission is INCLUDED in your registration!

Will run concurrently (at the same time) as the presentation sessions


This workshop will provide great insight into the GISP Certification process.  If you are someone who interested in obtaining your GISP, someone who wants to know more about the process or someone who wants to know if it is worth the time and effort, then this workshop has great benefits to you!

Workshop description

Having a certification is becoming increasingly important within the GIS Industry and the GIS Certified Professional or GISP is one of the most recognize certifications. As a result, many young and old professionals alike are working to add this credential to their resume.

However, navigating the process of the application and exam is not always so clear cut. This workshop will take you through the basic process from start to finish. You will learn a little about this history of the GISP certification. The workshop will explain the portfolio application and how to properly complete it. You will also learn a little more about how the exam came to be and what topics it covers.  Lastly you will be able to ask questions from someone that has help the GISP Certification for over 10 years and served on the GISP Application review committee for most of that time.

Presentation list has been released!

NEURISA Proudly Announces

Keynote Speaker: Tripp Corbin, GISP, President, URISA International

Presentation Title: Building a stronger and better URISA

Things they are a changing for URISA. After over 15 years of discussion, URISA is finally moving forward to create a united membership so that all chapter members will URISA International members and all URISA International Members will be members of their local chapter. URISA International President, Tripp Corbin, will explain some of this history behind the OneURISA initiative, what you can hope to expect as members and the overall timeline associated with this change.

NEURISA Day Conference Program

The New England Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA) will host its annual  NEURISA Day conference on Monday, October 16, 2017.  This one day conference will include a keynote session, exhibitors, and presentations from professionals in the GIS community.  

The NEURISA one day conference will be again be at the Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, MA.  NEURISA Day will once again have two concurrent tracks in order to offer more for our attendees!

In addition to networking and hearing relevant presentations, conference attendees will get to spend a few minutes in one-on-one conversations with participating geospatial vendors as a means to build introductions and discover mutual business or professional interests.

Student Volunteers:

NEURISA is also seeking three (3) student volunteers to help with the conference.  For those interested in volunteering, please email NEURISA at

Conference topics include:

  • Climate Change/Resilience Mapping

  • Emergency Response/GIS in Disaster Planning

  • GIS in the Electric and Gas Industry

  • GIS for Land Records

  • Mobile Applications

  • Drones/UAV’s

  • GIS in Asset Management

  • GIS Leadership

  • Municipal GIS


  • GIS in Security

Great Wolf Lodge New England

Coming from Boston? The Wachusett Commuter Rail Station is a <1-mile taxi ride from the venue!

Lodging Incentives:

NEURISA day is already known as an affordable value-packed conference due to its single day format and low cost registration fee.  With that in mind the NEURISA Day Organizing Committee worked hard to find a venue that provides inexpensive lodging options for those that need to travel.  We are pleased to announce that Great Wolf Lodge has extended discounted hotel rooms for participants and their families.

- Booking details available upon conference registration.  Booking must be done by 9/22/17

- Discounted hotel rooms are available at Great Wolf Lodge the nights of October 15th and 16th.

- $99 per night, plus $29.99 daily resort fee (Normal rate is $199/night plus fee.)

- Good for one standard room, and includes up to 4 water park passes. (Great if you want to bring the family!)

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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