NACIS Constitution

Adopted October 1981, Revised October 2011

I. Name

The name of this not-for-profit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Wisconsin shall be the North American Cartographic Information Society, Inc., hereinafter referred to as “the Society.”

II. Objectives

Section 1

The objectives of the Society shall be to promote communication, coordination and cooperation among the producers, disseminations, curators, and users of cartographic information; to promote and coordinate activities with all other professional organizations and institutions involved in cartographic information; to promote graphicacy and improve understanding of cartographic materials through education; to promote and coordinate the acquisition, preservation and automated retrieval of all types of cartographic material; and to influence governmental policy on cartographic materials and cartographic information.

Section 2

As a not-for-profit corporation, no part of property, assets or net income of the Society shall inure to the benefit on any director, officer, member or other private person except that the Society shall be authorized to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the objectives set forth in Article II, Section 1 of this document.

III. Membership

The classes of membership and their respective rights and privileges shall be as set forth in the Bylaws of the Society.


The officers of the Society shall be the President, the Vice President/President-Elect, the Vice President-Elect, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. The duties of the officers shall be as set forth in the Bylaws of the Society.


The Society shall hold an annual meeting. Other meetings of the Society shall be set forth in the Bylaws of the Society.

Amendments to the Constitution

This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any annual meeting, provided that the amendment has been submitted to the membership 30 days in advance of the meeting.