The Association of American Geographers (AAG) recently accepted the GIS Certification Institute's (GISCI) invitation to join the GISCI Board of Governors. This partnership helps to fulfill the goals of both organizations. This news follows the National States Geographic Information Council's (NSGIC) decision to join the GISCI Board of Governors earlier this month. This further expands the scope of GISCI and continues with its mission to make GISCI more inclusive in order to better meet the needs of the multidisciplinary GIS profession.
AAG has appointed Douglas Richardson, Executive Director of AAG to serve as their interim representative on the Board of Directors.
The GISCI Board of Governors is comprised of geographic science and technology organizations that select representatives to serve on the GISCI Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is then comprised of individuals, elected by the Board of Governors, that serve as the governing body of GISCI. AAG, joins NSGIC and URISA on the Board of Governors.
There are 512 Certified GIS Professionals (GISPs) as of November 25, 2004.
Source: GISCI, Dec. 6, 2004