The leadership of SharedGeo proudly maintains corporate or personal affiliations with the following professional organizations:
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) – The mission of the ASPRS is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences and to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies. ASPRS executes this mission in a wide variety of ways, often through regional chapters.
Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) – The premier global nonprofit geospatial education association serving the oil and gas, utility, infrastructure, and emergency response communities and their millions of end users. In 2012, SharedGeo became GITA’s first Bronze sponsor.
Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA) – The only statewide organization of GIS/geospatial professionals in Illinois. It advances the understanding, communication, and effectiveness of geospatial technology in Illinois by connecting over 500 members working in local, regional, state and federal government, higher educational institutions, and private industries through a wide-variety of high-quality, low-cost programs that educate and inform its members.
Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC) – A member driven nonprofit organization that works to foster an efficient GIS environment through cooperation and coordination with public and private entities that access, collect, provide, and share data, metadata, applications and educational opportunities.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) – An acclaimed national leader in promoting operational best practices for the nonprofit community. Extensive web resources, on-going program of events, and a dedicated professional staff ensure the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is able to fufill its mission to inform, promote, connect and strengthen individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector.
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) – A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development. The foundation provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community. It also serves as an independent legal entity to which community members can contribute code, funding and other resources, secure in the knowledge that their contributions will be maintained for public benefit.
The Minnesota Geographic Information Systems/Land Information Systems Consortium (MN GIS/LIS) – A nonprofit organization that serves as a forum for communicating information to, and improving cooperation among, those interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Land Information Systems (LIS) in the State of Minnesota. MN GIS/LIS’s formal mission statement is: “To develop and support the GIS professional in Minnesota for the benefit of our state and its citizens.”
Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) – An organization that exists to foster the understanding, development, and use of integrated land information systems to benefit the citizens of Wisconsin. Similar to MN GIS/LIS, WLIA executes its mission through a combination of committee activities, conferences and events, on-going community collaboration and a scholarship program.