Associations/Groups – American Congress on Survey and Mapping

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The American Congress on Survey and Mapping is made up of four member organizations, which serve as special interests groups including: The American Association for Geodetic Surveying – AAGS The Cartography and Geographic Information Society – CAGIS The Geographic and Land Information Society – GLIS The National Society of Professional Surveyors, Inc. – NSPS The […]

Open Source Geospatial Foundation begins…

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Schuyler Erle over at MappingHacks.com has a round-up of Saturday’s activities in Chicago. The upshot is that we now have the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, OSGeo (eventually to be at osgeo.org). The organization will support several ongoing open source and free projects including MapServer, GDAL/OGR, PostGIS, GRASS, GeoServer, GeoTools, Mapbender, and Ka-Map to name a […]

Associations/Groups – American Geographical Society

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The American Geographical Society is the oldest professional Geography society in the US. The AGS distributes two publications, the Geographical Review and Focus on Geography as well as providing lectures and consulting. According to the website “The mission of the American Geographical Society is to link business, professional, and scholarly worlds in the creation and […]

SkyTruth

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Tim Warner mentioned this non-profit organization on this weeks episode and it looks quite exciting. In their own words, “SkyTruth promotes environmental awareness and protection with remote sensing and digital mapping technology.” They support environmental advocates, local planners and others through their remote sensing activities and have been doing so since 2002. To learn more […]

Associations/Groups – The Canadian Association Of Geographers

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The Canadian Association of Geographers is the main professional organization for Geographers from the public and private sectors in Canada. They are active in disseminating geographic research and promoting geographic education. They have 14 study groups that focus on specific areas ranging from marine studies to diversity and 5 regional divisions. Annual membership includes 4 […]

Associations/Groups – International Geographical Union

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The International Geographical Union is an academic organization intended to overcome the national and regional divides between geographers. They host an International Geographical Congress every 4 years, the last was Glasgow, Scotland in August 2004, with regional and topical conferences between. In there own words: The International Geographical Union has the following aims: to promote […]