Who we are…

Carolina UR­ISA (CURISA) is the North and South Carolina chapter of The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), which is a nonprofit association of professionals using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other information technologies to solve challenges in state / provincial, regional and local government agencies and departments.

URISA is considered to be the premier organization for the use and integration of spatial information technology to improve the quality of life in urban and regional environments and CURISA is proud to be a 15 year old chapter of the organization. Our membership is over 200 strong and represents both urban and rural areas from North and South Carolina. Our members come from a wide variety backgrounds including GIS/IT, Planning, Zoning, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, Public Works, Surveying and Engineering.

The CURISA board is made up of your colleagues who volunteer their time to continue the chapter and serve its members. All of the chapter’s activities revolve around the GIS industry in the Carolinas. Being a member driven organization, everything we do is for, by and about our members and the promotion of our members ideas, projects, products and services in the GIS industry.

We look forward to supporting our members and welcome your suggestions on how we can serve you better.
— the entire Carolina URISA Board

Our Mission:

The mission of Carolina URISA is to recognize, support, and encourage career growth by providing opportunities for education, technical, and professional development, communication, and service to our members and others in the field of geographic information systems.

Our Vision:

Our vision is to continue to be the premier Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional association in the Carolina region by providing opportunities for professional development, networking, and community building to members that helps propel their careers toward making deep impact within our communities. Furthermore, we aspire to share our unique Carolina experiences and perspectives with the national and international community by encouraging our members to actively share knowledge and promote our profession.