Academic journal article Cartography and Geographic Information Science

The New ACSM: A Concept

Academic journal article Cartography and Geographic Information Science

The New ACSM: A Concept

Article excerpt

The New ACSM is responsive to the stated wishes of current and potential members, capable of adjusting to evolving membership requirements and positioned to serve future constituents and their needs.

Membership

ACSM will have no individual members. The membership of ACSM will be the Member Organizations. Individuals will join the appropriate MOs, and the MOs will be the members of ACSM. The membership criteria will be determined by each MO.

ACSM Congress

The Congress will be comprised of the President and President-Elect of each MO, or two representatives as appointed or elected in a process to be determined by each MO. The Chair of the Congress will rotate annually among the MOs.

Services

The individual MOs will determine the level of services and programs to be provided specific to their membership. Examples of services and program that could be contracted with ACSM:

1. Development of public relations materials and promotional activities specific to each MO

2. Conference/convention planning and facilitating

3. Administrative services

4. Other services or programs as needed and contracted by the MOs

Dues Structure

The MOs will set their own dues. …

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