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EnerGIS 2020 Call for Papers: Deadline Extended! 

Posted: February 11, 2020

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Are you involved in the energy industry, or provide mapping, engineering, or data solutions to the energy industry? We want you to share your expertise with your colleagues at EnerGIS 2020, to be held April 30-May 1 in suburban Pittsburgh!

This is our 8th annual conference and has become a not-to-miss event.  Presentations and papers are welcome from all sectors of the energy industry; exploration, production, transmission, and distribution.


2020 EnerGIS Conference

Registration - Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2020 EnerGIS conference! Visit the website to learn more and register. Not a GITA member? Join now, and take advantage of the EnerGIS Value Ticket $85.00 admission and a GITA Membership for $75.00 (1/2 off the annual membership fee of $150.00)!




GIS Technology Providers:
Please Join GITA’s Advisory Council on GIS Technology Providers!

Posted: January 31, 2020

GITA is launching an advisory council of GIS technology providers to assist the association and its staff in creating great opportunities for technology providers among the association’s members. 

If you’re interested in participating in such an advisory council, please complete the form below!




February 13, 2020 Webinar: 
Early Career Professionalism in GIS - What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a New Career)

Posted: January 20, 2020

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM MST
Cost: Free 

I’m done with school, now what? I’m new to GIS, what is the best way to find a job? Should I get some kind of GIS certification? What are my education options if I didn’t get a degree in GIS?

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of GIS and geography-related professionals is expected to increase well beyond the national average. This growth means that an unprecedented number of individuals will be entering the workforce to meet growing geospatial needs. This fast-paced webinar will address some of the common hurdles faced by early career professionals in GIS and offer resources to overcoming these challenges. We will discuss varying paths into a career in GIS, what “GIS jobs” look like, the benefits of higher education and certification, resources for finding jobs in the GIS field, resume, interview and negotiation tips, and the importance of an internship and establishing yourself in a network of GIS professionals.

We will also discuss early career professionalism, impostor syndrome, balancing patience and ambition, and the struggles of transitioning from student life to full-time employment. This webinar is designed to help early career professionals prepare for these challenges, and to aid in-career professionals in understanding what a 2020 job hunt looks like from the new hire perspective.


Kelly Wright, MS, GISP is the GIS Program Manager at LJB Inc., an engineering firm in Miamisburg, Ohio and President of the Southwestern Ohio GIS Users Group (SWOGIS). She was awarded an MS in Geographic Information Science from the University of Southern California in 2017 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin. She is passionate about encouraging young people, women, and minorities to consider careers in GIS and has developed workshops aimed at helping newcomers navigate the changing job market, negotiate better salaries and working conditions, and understand the value of networking and participating in professional organizations. She is a member of URISA International, the Ohio Chapter of URISA, Women in GIS (WiGIS), the American Association of Geographers (AAG), the American Geographical Society (AGS), and received her GISP certification in 2018.


CGA 2020: GITA Looking for Booth Volunteers

Call for Booth Volunteers: 2020 CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo

March 24-26, 2020 
Palm Springs Convention Center
Palm Springs, California

GITA is looking for 2 -3 volunteers to help run our booth during the CGA event in Palm Springs. This includes help with booth set-up / tear-down and manning the booth throughout the event.

CGA require that all individuals setting up the booth have, at minimum, an Exhibitor 1 badge. You can see badge types, and inclusions, 


Exhibitor Move-In:
                Monday, March 23 from 2pm – 6pm
                Tuesday, March 24 from 8am – 1pm 
Exhibitor Tear-Down: 
                Thursday, March 26 from 1:30pm – 6pm 
Booth Hours:
                Tuesday, March 24 from 3pm – 6pm
                Wednesday, March 25 from 930am – 3pm

Please note, the Exhibit Hall floor opens at 7am as people will pass through the Exhibit Hall to enter the meals area for breakfast and the CGA Annual Meeting.

If interested, please contact 
 [email protected]


Latest Jobs In GITA Careers Center: Nov. 18, 2019

Members Post Free In GITA Careers Center!

GITA's Career Center is accessible to anyone at, but only GITA members in good standing have the ability to post job listings for free on the website. GITA members also get a significant discount to simultaneously publish their job listings to GITA's Career Center partner, ZipRecruiter. 

GITA Members can post jobs to our career center at no charge! To get the member rate, go to the Career Center and follow these steps. 

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