Meet the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI)

Type: Virtual Panel
Theme: Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group Curated Track
Sponsor Groups: Careers and Professional Development, Public/Private Affinity Group, Graduate Student Affinity Group, Business Geography Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group
Poster #: 1
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 4
Organizers: Coline Dony
Chairs: Michael Scott


Join this panel to meet the AAG representatives on the GISCI board of directors and the GISCI Executive Director. They will provide an overview of GISCI and its certification process and how it has changed, what it means to be a board member and the unique perspective AAG brings to the board, what shared goals AAG and GISCI have going forward, and why AAG members gain value from our representation on the board. This panel also provides the audience the opportunity to give feedback on GISCI’s goals, activities, and processes as a new Executive Director takes the helm.

The GIS Certification Institute or GISCI was established in 2002 by member organizations: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA), National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), University Consortium of Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), to provide the GIS community with a complete certification program, leading to Certified GIS Professionals.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Michael Scott Salisbury University 15 11:10 AM
Panelist Michael Scott Salisbury University 15 11:25 AM
Panelist Clancy Wilmott University of California - Berkeley 15 11:40 AM
Panelist Bill Hodge GIS Certification Institute 15 11:55 AM

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