Why did we form GAASC?The Geospatial Administrators Association of South Carolina, a South Carolina corporation, promotes effective development, coordination and utilization of geospatial resources within and among local governments.
A Message From the Founding Members…
The issues that GIS and IT administrators face in developing and managing geospatial technologies are unique and cross the spectrum of both disciplines.
The technical boundaries of GIS issues – system standards, accessibility, and compatibility – and those of IT – storage, network capacity, and wireless protocols – are rapidly dissolving within an ever-changing environment.
The common organizational and business requirements such as staffing, training, and procedures add another dimension to the day-to-day challenges faced by administrators. Addressing and keeping pace with these demands is what Geospatial Administrators Association of South Carolina (GAA-SC) is all about.
Our objective is not to compete with other GIS organizations, but to work through empowered local government technology leaders to enhance the growth and development of a diverse geospatial community within the state.
Our mission is to establish a network and forum of management professionals from both GIS and IT disciplines to share knowledge, experience, and resources, as well as collaborate on common issues, problems, and needs. This is an organization where every member has something to contribute.
If you are in a GIS or IT position, responsible for managing and directing geospatial technology within local government, we encourage you to join us as we strive toward our goal of solving today’s challenges with tomorrow’s vision.