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, access to live video streams, a discount on the Atlas of Design, 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. 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?

NACIS conducts a yearly 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.

Become A Member!


NACIS runs almost entirely on volunteer activity, and we’re always in need of helpers for various tasks to help the Society function! Contact us 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:

  • Webmaster / Technical Support for

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?

For more information please get in touch with the [email protected].

Nominations for the 2022-2023 election cycle are now open!

NACIS Board Nominations Meet the board