About Us


NSGIC exists to advance effective state-led geospatial coordination for the nation. We serve as a national forum to develop future-oriented geospatial leadership and advance sound policies and practices for geospatial activities


NSGIC has a lot of different terms that we use, and it is important that the meaning behind the language is clear. We have included a list of commonly used terms and their definitions below.

  • Committees – Committees work on the things that are necessary for NSGIC to exist. All committees can be populated by any type of member except for the Finance and Elections committees. Only state members may be a part of those committees.
  • Communities – A broader interest group around an initiative whose purpose is to keep people informed.
  • Initiatives – These are things in the geospatial industry that NSGIC wants to influence or help accomplish. These can be worked on by one or more workgroups.
  • Work Groups – A group that is working on one or more of the NSGIC initiatives. A work group may have 1-5 co-chairs.