Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

2020 Spring Meeting

  • 04 Jun 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites - Newark, DE


  • Legacy to Modern GIS

Legacy to Modern GIS: Solutions for Moving Forward

Within the last five decades, GIS has evolved from a concept to a science. The phenomenal evolution of GIS from a rudimentary tool to a modern, powerful platform for understanding and planning our world is rich in its history. Today, GIS gives people the ability to create their own digital map layers to help solve real-world problems. GIS has also evolved into a means for data sharing and collaboration, inspiring a vision that is now rapidly becoming a reality—a continuous, overlapping, and interoperable GIS database of the world. With its movement to web and cloud computing, and integration with real-time information via the Internet of Things, GIS has become a platform relevant to almost every human endeavor—a nervous system of the planet. As our world faces problems from expanding population, loss of nature, and pollution, GIS will play an increasingly important role in how we understand and address these issues and provide a means for communicating solutions using the common language of mapping.

Event registration is $40 and includes a light breakfast and networking lunch. Registration closes on Friday, May 29th, 2020. Walk-ins will be subject to an additional $30 fee. Please remember to register as early as possible - there is a possibility you may be turned away as a walk-in if we are sold out.

Embassy Suites by Hilton
654 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713

Speaker Registration
MAC URISA is only possible through the continued involvement of our membership and those that volunteer their time to help our events be successful. Speakers at MAC URISA events are asked to register in order to support the costs of operating the event. We do not cover registration fees for event speakers; however, hardship waivers and scholarships are extended to individuals upon request. Any waiver or scholarship request must be received 30 days prior to the event. Approval of the waiver or scholarship is at the discretion of the President, with Board input and review.

Purchase Orders
Purchase orders are an accepted method of payment. Please email to info@macurisa.org. If you bring your purchase order for signature on the day of the event, it will be signed and returned via email or postal mail.


Cancellation & Refund Policy
MAC URISA relies on an accurate attendance count to make important arrangements for our educational events. If you are unable to attend the event, you must inform us at info@macurisa.org.

Full refunds are available if requested via email at info@macurisa.org up to two (2) weeks prior to the event. After this two week window, cancellations received in writing up to 24 hours prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. If a cancellation (in writing) is not received, the full cost of the event will be made due. Any balance remaining on your account must be paid in full prior to attending future MAC URISA events.

Inclement Weather Policy
If you have registered for a MAC URISA event and traveling may be hazardous the day of the workshop, please use your own judgment when deciding to attend. Those who cannot attend a planned event because of inclement weather must send an email to info@macurisa.org within 24 hours of the event and refund decisions will be made on an individual basis. If the event is cancelled by MAC URISA, all prepaid registration fees will be refunded.

*Must be 18 or over to register and attend this event.

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