Links to Additional GIS Information

Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement by the colleges of DCCCD.

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists, with memberships for both professionals and students

  • The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing has as its mission to advance the understanding of mapping sciences and to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies, with representation of interests of government, academia and private enterprise. It maintains certification processes for several mapping certifications, including certified GIS/LIS technologist and certified photogrammetrist.

  • American Geological Institute, a nonprofit federation of 44 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 100,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists

  • Dallas Geological Society, which holds monthly luncheon meetings on the second Tuesday of the month from September through June at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas

  • ESRI designs and develops GIS technology and software. Founded in 1969 as Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc., a consulting firm specializing in land use analysis, it developed the core set of application tools that created GIS technology and was responsible for launching the first commercial GIS software.

  • Geological Society of America, established in 1888 to unite thousands of earth scientists from around the world in a common purpose to study the world’s mysteries and share scientific findings

  • Geospatial Information and Technology Association is a nonprofit educational association serving the global geospatial community, offering an annual Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions conference. In 2008 GITA offered the first symposium on the Geospatial Dimensions of Emergency Response.

  • GIS Certification Institute, with information on attaining certification as a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional who has met the institute’s minimum standard for ethical conduct and professional practice

  • Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, the only national organization designed exclusively for independent professional earth scientists, including geologists, engineers, geophysicists and geochemists

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers, with both professional and student memberships

  • South Central Arc User Group is an organization dedicated to the benefit of users of ESRI's Geographic Information software in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi. Its more than 500 active GIS professional members have access to training opportunities, networking, job postings, a newsletter and annual regional conference. Brookhaven College GIS Program Coordinator J. Scott Sires co-founded this professional organization in 1990.

  • Texas Association of Professional Geoscientists, a nonprofit Texas corporation chartered and operated as a political interest group for geoscientists

  • Texas Energy Council, a group of professional societies working together in the energy industry