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Communications: Email Listservs

  • GIS Info - The GIS_Info email listserv is a discussion group focused on GIS related activities within the State of Oregon. Potential topics include notices of GIS activities, job opportunities, questions about data availability, or technical problems with GIS systems.

  • Framework Program - The Framework Program (FIT) email listserv is used to provide notices about Framework Program activities and updates. Potential topics include new data standards under review, upcoming Framework Forums, and data development grant opportunities.

    Framework Implementation Teams have their own listservs to cover more specific topics. Visit the individual theme pages on GEOHub to learn more about the theme and sign up.

  • OGIC Info - The OGIC_Info email listserv is used to provide information regarding the Oregon Geographic Information Council (OGIC) meetings and statewide data initiatives. Potential email topics include information about OGIC meetings, statewide data projects, committee activities, and GIS-related legislation.


State Agency Contact List(2024)
County GIS Coordinator Contacts(2023)

GIS User Groups In Oregon

​The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association was founded in 1992. The chapter serves as a forum for professionals and students to meet, share ideas, and discuss local issues. The local chapter is part of the international Urban & Regional Information Systems Association. ORURISA also has nine regional user groups and two special interest groups. ORURISA partners with ASPRS to host the annual GIS In Action Conference.

​​The Northwest GIS User Group, Inc.​ is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for training, exchange of knowledge, techniques, and data among the users of Esri software and related GIS products and services. Membership is comprised of Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals, students, and enthusiasts from around the Pacific Northwest. The Northwest GIS User Group conducts an annual conference that generally rotates between Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. They also typically hold a social meetup at the Esri International User Conference as well as periodic workshops and other events. ​

​​GIS Program Leaders​ (GPL) is a group of state agency GIS coordinators that meet monthly to encourage state agency coordination and networking, to keep up with GIS technology trends, and to learn from others.

CUGOS is a discussion group. This group provides general support and regional meetings for people who are interested in Open-Source GIS software.   ​

The State of Oregon's Emergency Management GIS Interest Group (EMGIG)​ includes GIS practitioners from across the emergency management community to advance the use of GIS for emergency management.

Oregon's Framework Program

The Framework Program is built upon grass-roots coordination and collaboration. GIS users volunteer their time to review draft data standards and participate in teams to encourage and guide the development of new geospatial data that are critical to government operations. If you’re interested in meeting new people from across the state to build new data standards and data for Oregon, then check out the Framework Program and find a theme that aligns with your interests.