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


Upcoming Events

    • 02 May 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pennington Park - Delanco, Burlington County, NJ
    GIS Family Fun Day

    Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
    Time: 11am - 5pm
    Location: Pennington Park in Delanco, Burlington County, NJ (Map)
    Price: FREE event!

    Event Description

    GIS Family Fun Day started in 2012 when a group of GIS Professionals realized that except for conferences and GIS meetings they really didn’t get the chance to network with their peers. So this event was started as a way to network, share GIS tips, tricks and woes as well as to catch up with people in the GIS community that you don’t get to see as often as you would like and share good times.

    GIS Family Fun Day has also become a great place for spouses and significant others to commiserate over the other side of our profession. Families have shared tails of listening to preparing for weather events, server specs, GPS equipment, geo-WHATEVERING, and the rest.

    Whether you are new to the GIS Community come on out and meet some new friends who speak your language or if you are a regular and feel like you have been here for what seems like an eternity come on out to catch up with your old friends.

    This day of fun is meant to bring your family and enjoy your fellow MAC URISA members. There will be pizza and water provided by MAC URISA and there are grills available at the facility for your use. However, seating and table space is limited, so you are encouraged to bring your favorite camping chair, beach umbrella and camping table.

    This free day of fun will be a pizza picnic, so in addition to your camping furniture and park Geo-friendly games, you will need to bring an item to share with the group such as an appetizer or a dessert. There is a capacity limit at the park and we need to know how much water to bring, so advanced registration is required.

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

    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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