Norcal URISA



Events and Activities

NAIP Public Forum

Reduced funding from federal partners are causing the USDA Farm Service Agency to explore funding and licensing options for NAIP. Recently NorCal URISA was asked to see if we could help have a conversation across the community about NAIP and perhaps bring more use cases and needs forward that might otherwise go unaid. A representative from USDA is planning on attending this meeting and giving a short overview, after that we would like to have an open discussion about use cases for how you have been using NAIP. We are going to be documenting these use cases discussed and assembling them for our friends at the USDA and Save the NAIP so that they can have more examples about the far-reaching benefits of this valuable dataset.

January 25th, 2018 2:00pm-4:30pm
West Sacramento Galleria - 1110 West Capitol Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Please park in their overflow lot and print this permit for your window.

In addition to an in-person meeting, we are offering an online webinar. Please register in advance here. Lastly, we would like to thank to Fehr and Peers for their gracious donation of their meeting services for this webinar and the City of West Sacramento for use of their meeting space.

Disaster Mapping with HOT

Recent disasters all over the world have left many GIS folks wondering what they can do to support disaster response. GISCorps has been fantastic for longer-term disaster response and are a great place to volunteer, if you aren't signed up with them you can read more and sign up here.

Another option for disaster volunteering is the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). HOT works on disasters, community mapping for socio-economic development, and technical support for humanitarian aid. If you have experience mapping, you can provide support for disaster mapping through HOT. Right now HOT is activated for many disasters and the crowd-sourcing nature of HOT lets us volunteer a little bit of time each to help the tasks get completed. NorCal URISA is hosting a lunchtime webinar Thursday, September 21st from 11:30am to 12:30pm (pacific) to give a quick rundown on what you can do to sign up to volunteer for disaster mapping with HOT. If you're not able to register for the webinar or if you're unable to make it during that time slot we will be posting the recorded session here.

Please register for NorCal URISA presents Disaster Response Volunteering with HOT on Sep 21, 2017 11:30 AM PDT at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please forward this information widely, we would like to get as many people up to speed on HOT Disaster Response Mapping as we can. Lastly, we would like to thank Fehr and Peers for their gracious donation of their meeting services for this webinar!