Rocky Mountain URISA

The Association for GIS Professionals

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Rocky Mountain URISA


Rocky Mountain URISA is a regional chapter of URISA International, providing a cooperative environment of geospatial professionals, users, and students to communicate and advance, as a unified group, the status and level of effectiveness of GIS use in the Rocky Mountain region: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

URISA Int'l is a non-profit, volunteer-based, leading provider of learning and knowledge for the geospatial professional, connecting great ideas and great people to inspire leadership and achievement.  URISA Int'l strives to provide exceptional educational experiences, a vibrant and connected community, and the essential resources needed to be successful in one's career.  URISA Int'l is a multidisciplinary association where all parts of the spatial data community come together to share concerns and ideas.

  • Mission: Leadership in Geospatial Professional Development
  • Focus: Serving the GIS professional, not only in government but across industries.

Scholarships 2015

This year we received 12 applications for our annual GIS scholarship awards. Applications came from six universities, five different disciplines, and all the states of the Rocky Mountain region: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico. The winners are:

1. Amy Thompson, University of New Mexico, Archaeology, Remote Sensing, Exploration, and Terrain Modeling of Archaeological and Ecological Landscapes in Southern Belize
2. Charlotte Gabrielsen, University of Wyoming ,Ecosystem Science & Management: Characterizing the effect of climate change on wetland hydroperiod and biodiversity across the US Plains and Prairie Pothole Region
3. Brigid Grund, University of Wyoming, Anthropology, Least-Cost Analysis of the Wold Bison Jump: Are Prehistoric Hunters Working Smarter or Harder?

A hearty congratulations to our winners and to all who submitted applications, thank you.



RM-Urisa Career Night 2016

Please join us for our Annual RM-Urisa Career Night.  This year will be our largest career event to date. Meet local and national geospatial professionals and company representatives.

No RSVP required and free to all students and GIS job seekers.  Free food will be provided.

Where:    Emily Griffith Technical College
1205 Osage St.
Denver, CO 80204

When:  Thursday, October 13, 2016
5:30 - 8:00 PM


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