The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) invites you to join an organization of specialists in the field of geographic information. Founded in 1980, NACIS has grown into a vibrant society with membership throughout North America and the world. NACIS welcomes new members from traditional as well as emerging professions that define geographic information science today.

Become a Member

If you haven’t heard, NACIS is NICEST!

What are the benefits of being a NACIS member?

As a member of NACIS you get a discount on our annual conference registration, member exclusive discounts on mapping goods and services, and the opportunity to network with a wide range of professionals and students in the cartographic community.

How does my membership support the NACIS community?

Your membership supports research in the field through the Society’s open journal, Cartographic Perspectives; as well as a foundation of support for anyone interested in mapping through the Society’s forum, CartoTalk.  Your membership dues help students and professionals attend the annual meeting through NACIS travel grants and help recognize outstanding work in the field through the Society’s various awards.

What makes a NACIS membership valuable?

In 2013, NACIS conducted a membership survey to get more insights into our community.  In terms of what makes a membership with NACIS so valuable, our members are especially excited about attending and presenting at the annual conference, and networking with other professionals.

Who makes up the NACIS membership community?

The NACIS membership community is made up of a wide range of students and professionals.  Spanning academia, private sector, and government, NACIS members hold some of the most interesting and important cartographic positions in North America and beyond.

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Volunteer

We’re always in need of various tasks to help the organization function! Contact hello@nacis.org if you have a specific skill set you’re keen to sharpen working with us. Or, here are some needs that have already been identified:

Join the Board

Each year we elect a couple new people to the board of directors for NACIS. Are you interested in serving the organization in this manner? Please get in touch with the pastprez@nacis.org.

Meet the board