NZIS expanded its constitution in 2013 to encompass the spatial and GIS community and at the same time created a Spatial Professional Stream. New members from the spatial community have been joining NZIS following a special membership offer that is open till the end of May.
The Spatial Stream provides representation in the following areas:
· certification (as set by the stream)
· training (currency)
· representation on key issues
· communications (technical Information resources, publications and updates)
· information on NZ Spatial Excellence Awards and APSEA
· HR and marketing consultations (initial consultation free of charge)
· networking in a common space.
The stream needs to continue to grow so it can gain traction and allow stream representatives to provide value and service membership needs. For that reason an introductory NZIS Associate membership offer allows spatial and GIS professionals more than a year to give NZIS and the Spatial Stream a trial.
Information on the introductory offer can be downloaded from the Join Now page in the website Membership section: http://www.surveyors.org.nz/Attachment?Action=Download&Attachment_id=1303