Today, the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations voted the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation into full membership at the ASPRS/MAPPS Conference. The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations is a newer coalition of sixteen professional societies centered around the geospatial field. They represent the largest segment of individuals related the the gepsoatial data and technology field.
COGO’s purpose is to provide an arena for organizations, foundations and individuals concerned with national geospatial issues with hopes of improving communications throughout the field.
“To be voted into COGO by our peer national geospatial organizations is not only a great recognition for our organization, but is also a great way for USGIF to accomplish its mission of bringing together geospatial intelligence stakeholders, ” said USGIF President Keith Masback. “With this partnership, we hope to bring more awareness to the GEOINT Community as a whole.”
COGO is excited for the inclusion on USGIF recognizing that geospatial intelligence is becoming one of the highest policy levels across the country.
“We are excited to welcome USGIF as a new member organization of COGO. We believe the inclusion of USGIF greatly strengthens our ability to influence national geospatial policy in a direction that will benefit the entire geospatial community, ” said Cy Smith, COGO Chair.