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Dear NorCal GIS Professionals,

Just because we are practicing social distancing does not mean we can't stay involved with the community of GIS professionals.  The Redding Area GIS User Group meeting that regularly occurs on the third Tuesday of each month will be online-only tonight, which means more of us can attend!

This evening - March 17 -  from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. the group will be working on a GIS Hub site a for Shasta Living Streets ( and working with the Shasta College Projects Class on a story map and dashboard.

Here's the link to join this fine community gathering


The California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) invites you to check out their Brown Bag Web Speaker Series at  The next one is March 18, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Learn about the Role of GIS in Asset Management, Facility Maintenance, and Real Estate Operations in a chat with Daniel Elroi, President and CEO of NorthSouth GIS. Daniel will discuss about how modern “web GIS” goes far beyond data storage and map making, given its ability to connect other enterprise-grade information management systems, to form decision support systems hitherto inaccessible to organizations. RSVP for the webinar at this link.
Your NorCal URISA board is working on some ideas for hosting our own virtual events, In the meantime, you can check out the URISA Texas Speaker Series.
On March 18 at 10:00 a.m. West Coast time, meet Tim Nolan discussing "More Than GIS"
 Presentation Outline:
A former intern of ours once told me that they were considering leaving the GIS profession. Astonished, I ask why? I was told that where else are you asked to be a Geographer, cartographer, DBA, network admin, programmer and get paid less than all those positions. It got me thinking – what is GIS after all? Let’s spend an hour talking over what is GIS now and what it should be. How can we harness the passion and purpose that we live as GIS’ers and turn that into respect and appreciation with our peers. 
 About the Speaker:
Tim Nolan is the Senior Applications Manager at Collin County, TX, where he heads up the County’s GIS, applications integration, database administration, records management, and web services. Additionally, Tim is a seasoned practitioner and leader in Scrum and Agile and is passionate about sharing success stories in collaborative and personal project management frameworks and is an active leader in the GIS and IT community.
Do you have an idea for a virtual event? Share it with us!
What's URISA?

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a nonprofit association that provides education and training, a vibrant and connected community, advocacy for geospatial challenges and issues, and essential resources for GIS professionals throughout their careers. 

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