At its recent meeting, the GSDI Board of Directors passed a motion that allows individuals in low income and lower middle income nations to join the International Geospatial Society (IGS) by providing specific information of value to the global community in lieu of annual cash dues. To join, simply add your professional profile to the growing interconnected network of geospatial specialists across the globe. Benefits of membership in IGS are listed at http://www.igeoss.org/benefits. For further information, contact Harlan Onsrud (email@example.com), Executive Director, GSDI Association.
The International Geospatial Society (IGS) is a global community of individual specialists and professionals with geospatial, spatial data infrastructure, geographic information system (GIS), mobile technology, mapping and related interests. The goal of the organization is to engage and enhance communications internationally among individuals who are actively involved in promoting, developing, or advancing geospatial and affiliated concepts.
The International Geospatial Society enables members to become fully engaged with peers from across the world and is the only current global organization of individual geospatial specialists. Members have voting status and have a voice and opportunity to be actively engaged in developing the work plans and tentative bylaws and operating procedures of the organization. IGS is the individual member arm of the GSDI Association and, as such, the elected President and Vice-President of IGS are members of the GSDI Association Council and the President sits on the GSDI Board of Directors. The first face-to-face meeting of International Geospatial Society members was held in October 2010 at GSDI 12 in Singapore.
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