URISA to Offer Open Source GIS Workshop

Des Plaines, Ill., May 30, 2012—URISA, the Association for GISProfessionals, is offering the full-day certified workshop, An Overview of Open Source GIS Software, at its headquarters office in Des Plaines, IL on Thursday,June 21, 2012.

Free and open source software (FOSS) has been offering choices to computer users for a number of years. Recently, the open source choices inGIShave been broader and more capable than ever before. This URISA Certified Workshop will focus onGISopen source software. It will give an overview of current developments from technical and management perspectives. Selected packages and their applications in various projects will be demonstrated and discussed.

Workshop registration fees are $95 for URISA International members and $125 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes a workbook, certificate of completion, and refreshment breaks – lunch is not included. The completion of this eight-hour workshop earns 0.2 EDU points towards GISCI Certification.

For more information, or to register, please visit http://www.urisa.org/HQOpenSource or contact URISA Education Manager, Jeni Griffith at jgriffith@urisa.org or by phone at(847)-824-6300.