Welcome to the Northern Rockies chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (NR URISA). We are a non-profit, grass roots group of professionals that organized together to establish a chapter whose mission is to promote educational and professional training opportunities for the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies. When Northern Rockies was originally founded, we worked in cooperation with the state of Montana primarily to fund conferences. Since that time we have separated into different professional organization, however, we still work together to an annual Intermountain GIS Conference held bi-annually either in Idaho or Montana. Northern Rockies’ primary focus area is the state of Idaho and is the host on odd calendar years of the Intermountain GIS Conference. We at Northern Rockies are always looking for your input and value your suggestion to better meet your professional and education needs. Please give us your feedback and we will try to incorporate your suggestions.

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide an objective educational forum, to foster the exchange of ideas, and to promote professional interaction, stimulate research, encourage publication, and generally aid the advancement of its members.
Intermountain GIS 2021 Conference
Theme: Transformations! 
Registration is OPEN!

We are ~transforming~ our conference into a VIRTUAL event!
Please join us for workshops, presentations, and fun events.

Monday May 17, 2021 through Thursday May 20, 2021

We are seeking presentation
abstracts submissions.

Presentations are a great way to share your
work and results with other professionals
and students in the field. Please submit an
abstract of 250 words or less by April 30, 2021 

Apply to give a presentation here

We are seeking poster, map,
and story map submissions.

There will be 6 total prizes awarded:

1st place student and professional submissions $100
2nd place student and professional submissions $50
3rd place student  and professional submissions $50

Apply to submit a poster, map or story map here


Nominate someone for the Excellence in GIS Award.
Fill out this application.
Register as an exhibitor to showcase your GIS related business or product.