URISA Vanguard Cabinet Seeks Young GIS Practitioners - 01/09/2014


URISA has announced the availability of the 2015 Vanguard Cabinet application. The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is a URISA initiative which debuted in 2011 to engage young GIS practitioners (aged 35 and under), increase their numbers in the organisation, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community. The Cabinet’s mission is to collaborate with URISA’s board of directors and committees in creating and promoting programmes and policies of benefit to young professionals.

Comprised entirely of passionate young members selected from different geospatial disciplines, the Cabinet aims to position URISA as the centre of opportunities for creative young professionals who are committed to improving URISA and the geospatial profession via innovation, collaboration, networking and professional development. 


Clare Brown, GISP, advisor to the Vanguard Cabinet, said young professionals are not only increasing in number within URISA, but they are also leading and initiating important programmes. From student outreach to  professional practice development, the VC is making its mark and being noticed. Brown encourages all young GIS professionals to learn more about the Vanguard Cabinet and apply to become a part of the group of future leaders.


Visit the Vanguard Cabinet website for the 2015 application form (due by 30 November) and additional information. Catch up with current and former Vanguard Cabinet members during GIS-Pro 2014 in New Orleans, USA, from 8-11 September. There will be ample opportunity to learn more about the VC’s activities during the conference.

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