Incoming URISA President -Teresa Townsend of Raleigh, NC!

Teresa Townsend, CEO of Planning Communities and a Raleigh, NC native, began her term as URISA President at the GIS Pro conference in Jacksonville, FL October 23rd. Congrats Teresa! »

UAS Operations & Analytics Workshop, Oct. 4 – 6

Do you own a drone or plan to purchase one? Do you have drone imagery data but aren’t sure how to process them? Join the Center for Geospatial Analytics and NextGen Air Transportation at NC State University for a hands-on, three-day workshop on Unmanned Aerial Systems. Learn everything you need to know to buy, fly and efficiently use a drone for your business or organization, with hands-on t... »

All You Need to Know about the New GIS&T Body of Knowledge-Webinar 10/28/16 by National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence

All You Need to Know about the New GIS&T Body of Knowledge Presented By: Dr. John Wilson, University of Southern California and Dr. Ola Ahlqvist October 26, 2016 2:00pm (ET) to 3:00pm (ET) Register here: Abstract: Did you ever wonder about the Knowledge Areas that contributed to the GISCI Core Technical Exam? Or were you curious about the legac... »

GRASS GIS meetup in Raleigh, Oct 1st!

Do you want to learn GRASS GIS? Do you want to use Python for geospatial processing? Or perhaps even share your workflow with others as a GRASS GIS addon module? Come to the next GRASS GIS Raleigh meetup which is planned for Saturday, October 1. We will meet at the Hunt library at NC State Centennial Campus at 1:30 PM. You are welcome to join any time during the afternoon. »

How to use RSS Feeds in Groups

FYI-For those of you who use RSS feeds: We have feeds for the group forums on TAG. You can copy the RSS link right into your Outlook application (click image for larger diagram of how to set this up), Feedly, Live Bookmarks, or whatever RSS reader you use. Then, when a meet-up/social event, or announcement  is posted via the group’s forum, you’ll get the feed right in your inbox.:) Any group membe... »

Job Board Links-All the places I search for new jobs

I posted the full list of websites on the TAG LinkedIN page. Here is the link. Just hit request to join if you are not already a member. »

FOSS4G NA 2016 – Poster & Map Session Details!

The Poster & Map Session submission details can be found here. »

FOSS4G NA Call for Proposals Early Bird Deadline – 2 weeks!

If you or your organization plan to submit a proposal for the upcoming FOSS4G NA conference in Raleigh, be aware the Early Bird deadline is approaching fast! Submit those proposals here. »

FOSS4G NA Conference coming to Raleigh May 2-5th! (Open Source GIS)

Just announced today, the FOSS4G conference will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center next May! The official conference. Here is some info: website: Twitter:, Hashtag is #FOSS4GNA There’s a few generic emails for questions linked at various points on the website: General: Registration:registration@locationte... »

Call for Fall TAG presentations!

Please email me at with your ideas for TAG presentations. We are already working towards an awesome presentation in October centered around ESRI’s Collector and the Open Source version of Collector. Need a few more.  Stay tuned for details! »

GISCI Announces Changes to the GISP Certification Process

Here is the press release detailing the changes the Board has authorized that will start taking effect July 1 of this year. “Effective July 1, 2015, all professionals applying for their initial GISP certification will be required to take and pass the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam, now being developed, in addition to meeting the current standards for certification via a portf... »

NC GIS Conference Schedule is LIVE!

Get the details on sessions, speakers and all the cool things that will be at the NC GIS Conference February 25-27th here. »

2/26-Efficient Public Safety Routing (National Alliance for Public Safety)

The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation and HERE are co-hosting a virtual training to provide the public safety and GIS community with training on how to use ArcGIS Online and HERE data to achieve more efficient routing for public safety.  This virtual training is a great opportunity for individuals that are new to the technical aspects of GIS for public safety and are seeking to de... »

TAG Group on LinkedIN Reminder!

Did you know that you can also join the TAG LinkedIn Group? Get announcements, show the badge on your profile. Start or comment on a discussion. Click here to find the group, and submit a request to join. »

2013 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates released today 12/4/2014

U.S. Census Bureau Releases the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates We are pleased to announce the release of the 2009-2013 ACS 5-Year estimates, the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation every year. These estimates give even the smallest communities timely information on more than 40 topics, such as e... »

Jobs page is back up!

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for your patience. TAG Admin Team »

TAG members can now register for FREE workshops under EVENTS

TAG workshop registration is now enabled. Just log into your TAG account, and go the the events page. Then follow the instructions to reserve your seat. Easy! »

10/17/14 – FREE TAG Workshop-Community Crime Mapping

Community Crime Mapping, City of Danville, VA,– (GISP CEUs .075) To register: Send email to Seating is limited so attendees will be on a first come/first serve basis. Presented by: Tim Shortley is a GIS Programmer/Analyst for the City of Danville The City of Danville Police Department, in conjunction with the city’s IT Department, have launched a new GIS Communi... »

URISA 2014 Board of Directors Election Results!

URISA is pleased to announce the results of its 2014 Board of Directors’ Election. Rebecca Somers will become President-Elect of the association and Valrie Grant, Kevin Mickey and Martin Roche will begin their terms as members of the Board of Directors, at the close of GIS-Pro 2014: URISA’s 52nd Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 8-11, 2014. To see more about the new boar... »

What is the next BIG thing in GIS?

What is the next BIG thing in GIS? Toy? Software? Revolutionary process? Send responses to or comment here. Thx! »

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