Rocky Mountain URISA

The Association for GIS Professionals

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Upcoming Events

Asset Management : GIS In the Rockies Conference - URISA Certified Course

Asset Management: Planning, Strategy, and Implementation

Public and private agencies face continuous challenges to accomplish more with less as increases in demand, regulatory requirements, infrastructure deterioration, and political and economic forces have significantly outpaced increases in capital and operating budgets.
Many of these agencies are turning to Asset Management to cope with these challenges and improve business performance and effectiveness. This workshop will focus on several aspects of developing an asset management system that could help improve performance, reduce long-term costs, and maximize return on investment in infrastructure assets.
Date: Tuesday, September 19,2017
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $100.00
Location: Hilton Denver Inverness200 Inverness Dr. W, Englewood, CO 80112
Prerequisites: None

This is being offered as a GIS in the Rockies pre-conference workshop.  Although conference registration is not required, please consider attending on Sept 21-22.  More conference details can be found @"

Specific topics include:
Strategy and Planning
Data Collection Methods
Software Solutions
Information Management and Decision Support Tools
Evaluation and Performance Measures
GASB34 Reporting
Life Cycle Costs


Intended Audience: This workshop is intended for utility, transportation, engineering, planning, and environmental managers and analysts of the public and private sectors.

: Anthony Palizzi of Harris Corporation, Phyllis Thomas of Phyllis Thomas Consulting, and Elthron Anderson, of Southgate Water and Sanitation District

Registration and additional information can be found on the GIS in the Rockies conference website:







Introduction to GIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has evolved into a spatial analysis tool that is more powerful than ever.
Introduction to GIS Workshop will introduce beginners, GISP's looking to supplement their skills, and even curious professionals with a basic foundation of GIS functionality.
This one-day course will cover basic concepts of GIS including data collection, editing, database design, basic cartographic principles, data sources, labeling, attribute editing, and ArcGIS Online among other related topics. In addition to the basic material, we will also discuss ArcGIS Pro and QGIS.

Presenters: John M. Nolte, GISP
When: Friday, April 28,2017
Location: Emily Griffiths Technical College
1860 N. Lincoln St -Room 517
Denver, CO 80203
Time: 8:30AM - 4:00PM


Professionals: $100.00 Students: $75.00 (Please bring Student ID)


John M. Nolte, GISP

John has been in the geospatial field for 21 years, working with various versions of ESRI products from Arc/Info v5.0 to ArcGIS Pro. He was the GIS Coordinator for the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, SC, a GIS Manager for the Geophysics division of Zapata Incorporated and now works as the Infrastructure Asset Management Lead for the City of Westminster. He builds maps and serves data to over 60 field operations staff using ArcGIS Online and other mobile solutions.


QGIS 2.18 for the Complete Beginner 2017

Presenter: Dave Murray
When: Friday, March 10,2017
Location: Emily Griffiths Technical College
1860 N. Lincoln St -Room 517
Denver, CO 80203
Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Cost: $125.00/ $100 Students (Please bring student ID to workshop)

QGIS is an open source desktop program that is quickly gaining users around the world.  There is a good reason for this interest; it is a powerful program that anyone can use.  This workshop will introduce attendees to a number of the features that make this an attractive desktop GIS to consider.  No experience with QGIS is assumed but some familiarity with desktop GIS functions would be helpful. The class will walk through the following tasks that will give the attendee a starting place to be able to evaluate and use this program:

The class will walk through the following tasks that with give the attendee a starting place to be able to evaluate and use this program:

1. Overview of the QGIS history and development ecosystem

2. Familiarity with the interface and standard tools

3. Feature symbolization

4. Data formats

5. Data projections

6. Raster display and processing

7. Cartographic output

8. Linking to web services

9. Address Geocoding

10. Data analysis

11. Data automation

12. Advanced topics and some that you might not have seen before

This workshop will be designed for individuals interested in getting started with desktop mapping but don’t know where to start. Those that have experience with desktop GIS programs will generally find similarities with the programs they know. Everyone should come away with the ability to start using QGIS to solve many of their spatial problems.

The instructor is Dave Murray, GIS Coordinator for the City of Westminster and a Lecturer at the University of Colorado at Denver in the Geography Department.  He can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (303) 658-2140.


Student: 75.00






Member Login