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Maturity is finally getting the attention it deserves. Unfortunately, few have been able to take it beyond ad hoc assessments and glossy high level reports. Learn how well researched and vendor agnostic capability maturity models such as Slimgim or URISA CMMI provide the raw materials for your Enterprise GIS strategy and continuous improvement efforts.
Home -view a list of scheduled webinars in the “Save the Date” section on the Home page . We'd like to hear from you!
BeSpatial / urisa ontario is currently scheduling a series of Webinars to be held starting in the Fall 2019 and running through 2020. The webinar content is to be public sector and/or industry recognized and non-corporate aligned.
If you have an presentation that would appeal to our geospatial and information community, please complete the webinar submission form or contact Catherine to discuss.
If you are a private sector partner, please consider inviting a public sector client to co-present with you. Sponsored opportunities for the private sector are available.
Call for submissions: Open until April 10, 2020
Educational Program - $500 BeSpatial bursary offering
An annual educational program aimed to increase student participation from the post-secondary level. BeSpatial / urisa ontario is considered Ontario’s leading geospatial and information community for networking, providing opportunities for the post educational job search, exposure to practical applications of geospatial technology, as well as, many different levels of involvement with a diverse geospatial and information community.
The BeSpatial Student Bursary program offers a $500 bursary for the student who wins the Geospatial and information project competition in the current submission year. This is a great opportunity for students to get name recognition and begin participating in the BeSpatial community.
For more details Visit: 2020 Bursary
Interested in showcasing your GIS program?
If your educational institution provides a unique and meaningful experience that will help the growth of future GIS professionals, please send us a profile of your program.
Coming soon! We are planning to introduce a dedicated Education web space that will showcase geospatial and information programs, provide information and updates on our student mentor program and feature opportunities for students to volunteer.
Please email your submissions to our President, Susan to be featured on our website and eNewsletter.
Opportunity for our sponsors, sustaining and corporate members to get featured in our monthly e-News!
Profiles will be included in e-News on a first-come first-served basis according to your membership status. Visit the Profiles page to view past featured partners.
Book now to secure your spot in one of the 2020 profile months (assigned per membership renewal status).
Please email Susan and include a 250-word profile about your company or a project that you are working on that might be of interest. Feel free to include your corporate logo. Then, keep an eye on the e-News and the Profiles page!
interested in promoting your company on our site for the full year? Consider upgrading to a Sustaining or Sponsor level.
For more details, visit: Sponsors and Sustaining Options Page
Join us at our 33rd Annual program event, executive session and EXPO
BeSpatial/ urisa ontario represents a dynamic geospatial and information community consisting of key decision makers in the public and private sectors across Ontario.
Kessey-Dewitt Publications, in Association with URISA, has recently released the second Edition of the GIS Management Handbook—a major revision of the 2009 edition. Below is a brief description and the attached flyer provides additional information. Contact: URISA to order this book
Description of Book:
Published by Kessey Dewitt Publications in association with URISA, 460 pp., 2019
This book is a comprehensive guide and reference to the field of GIS management. It provides practical information on the development, implementation, and operation of GIS programs and projects—for a full range of public sector, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations and companies. This book takes a practical approach providing clear descriptions of concepts, issues, and practices that may be used in operational to improve and maximize the efficiency of GIS programs and projects.
Your membership in BeSpatial / urisa ontario is important to support and maintain a vibrant array of programs and events in your geospatial and information community.
For membership options, visit: Join US
Please join or renew today!
December 4, 2019
May 5 & 6, 2020
BeSpatial'20 Annual Program event and EXPO
Location: The Americana
8444 Lundys Lane, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1H4
Details coming soon!
Interested in submitting an abstract for a presentation opportunity?
Back row, l to R: Khas Selvarajah, Communications, Andrew Lyszkiewicz, Strategy & Outreach, Mirjana Strajin, Director at-large, Melanie Wawryk, Web, Kyle Murdoch, Northern Section, Marikka Williams, Eastern Section, Hanna Sjostrom, Member Services.
Front, L to R: Irene Rubinstein, Education, Susan Muleme Kasumba, President, Alex Brossault, Finance and Sandra Crutcher, Executive Director.
Missing: Catherine Fitzgerald: Immediate Past President, Brock Kingston, Northern Section, John Bacon, Programs, Mohamed Nishath, BeSpatial-Logistics & Wendy Baldin, BeSpatial-Project Management.