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GITA Announces Partnership With Fiscal Sponsor

Posted: Oct. 20, 2021

The Geospatial Information & Technology Association announced it will continue as a membership organization under the auspices of a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. 

In a note on its home page titled "We Stand On The Shoulders of Giants," the association thanked its volunteer leaders for their energy and commitment to GITA over many years. 

"As of October 2021, we are pleased to announce the continuation of our important work under the auspices of a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. We emphasize four pillars -- Mentoring, Education, Recognition, and Scholarship -- built on twin foundations of Leadership and Diversity."

"As the 40th anniversary of our original incorporation approaches, we intend to release more information about our new partnership over the next few weeks."


President's Message: December 2020

Let’s face it, 2020 is a year that started with great promise and threw us one roadblock after another. We have all suffered at some point and have had to deal with pain in ways we never thought possible. Many have been unable to hold and console loved ones.  Others alone with nothing more than an internet connection and ZOOM to maintain connection with the world.  This will be a year we soon won’t forget, no matter how hard we try.

As of writing this, the year will be over in 24 days.  While that doesn’t mean the switch will be flipped and this will all be a recent memory, it does provide hope for a better year-an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and a moment to breathe and prepare for the year ahead. Next year may prove to be just as turbulent as 2020, but now we are equipped and prepared to tackle the year headstrong. 

For the members and supporters of GITA, THANK YOU!  Without your support, this organization would not exist. We will continue to provide industry leading education and resources for GIS professionals at any stage of their career.  For 2021, the organization is looking to expand on our current offerings to ensure that GITA supports every need for the GIS professional.

The core mission of our organization is to educate, advocate, and connect GIS professionals all over the world. This is a challenge that is not easily met in an industry that continues to diversify and expand rapidly. It’s a challenge we’ve accepted head-on. The pandemic does not give us permission to forget our mission or forget who we support. It does mean we have to be more creative with how we accomplish our mission. 

For the first time in over 30 years, GITA produced its first ever completely virtual conference - a task that was nearly impossible if not for the dedication of the GITA Board of Directors and Conference Committee. I can’t express the amount of appreciation I have to the Board and Committee for putting together a great agenda with industry leaders as presenters. GITA is expanding on the pipeline conference in 2021 and continuing to offer virtual webinars. All GITA educational content will be achieved in the Learning Management System (LMS) that was debuted during the pipeline conference.

Along with welcoming a new year, in January GITA will welcome five (5) new board members to the Board of Directors, and we say goodbye to two longer time supporters of the organization. The Board was extended by three (3) board members for 2021 to help us bring more leadership and diversity to the board.  I couldn’t be more excited at the direction of the board, our plans for 2021, and ushering a new wave of leadership to the organization.

Thank you to all that support the organization and have provided feedback and leadership of this past year.  I am excited for the year ahead and encouraged by the resilience and ingenuity of the GIS community.

Drew Fioranelli, GISP
President, GITA


EnerGIS 2020 may have been delayed, but awarding scholarships to deserving students was not.

Winning a $500 Undergraduate Runner-up Prize (left) was Jaclyn Mantel of Saint Louis University who submitted an abstract titled “Missouri Land Use and Stream Nutrient Load Correlation”.
Winning a $2000 Undergraduate Grand Prize (center) was Robin Pierce of Texas A&M, who submitted an abstract on “Incorporating Mineral and Lease Owners into Spatial Lease Data”.
Winning our $2000 Graduate Grand Prize (right) was Nina Trusso of San Francisco University with her abstract “Wild Fish and Forests: The Northwest Forest Plan 25 Years Later”

Best wishes to our 2020 winners. Look for news soon on an updated schedule for an EnerGIS 2020 event!


GITA Members: Is Your Profile Updated?

Posted: February 24, 2020

We've recently added an attribute to include in your GITA Member profile! Is your profile up to date? Log in to your member profile and fill out the form below!  

Update My Profile


To update your entire GITA profile, make sure to follow the directions below:

1. Go to the Member Center and log in to your GITA account
2. Go to My Profile.
3. Here you can see all of your profile information. Scroll down and select the EDIT button on the right-hand side
4. Edit your information, make sure everything is up-to-date, and make sure to hit the SAVE button! 

Thank you for taking the time to update your profile and for your membership with GITA! 



Latest Jobs In GITA Careers Center: Nov. 18, 2019

Members Post Free In GITA Careers Center!

GITA's Career Center is accessible to anyone at, but only GITA members in good standing have the ability to post job listings for free on the website. GITA members also get a significant discount to simultaneously publish their job listings to GITA's Career Center partner, ZipRecruiter. 

GITA Members can post jobs to our career center at no charge! To get the member rate, go to the Career Center and follow these steps. 

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