The New Jersey Geospatial Forum (NJGF) is open to the public, encouraging the participation of individuals interested in New Jersey's geospatial industry. The Forum is a group of individuals from many different sectors sharing a common interest in geospatial technologies.
General meetings are usually held four times a year and are open to the public. Executive Committee meetings are held up to six times a year and also open to the public.
The NJGF has established a formal mechanism by which concerns of its members can be carried through the state's governance structure to decision makers at the appropriate levels. For example, a member in the grass roots of the geospatial community can bring a concern up for discussion, and if the NJGF as a whole believes it is necessary, that issue can be raised as high as the Governor's Office for action. Thus, the members of the NJGF are truly empowered.
Membership in the NJGF is open to anyone who shares a common interest in geospatial technologies. The diversity in the makeup of the NJGF helps each sector to understand and visualize all the different uses of geospatial information throughout New Jersey. The NJGF is a group supported in full by volunteers. It is important for people to get involved, share their information and ideas, voice their concerns, and work together to benefit everyone involved.
An Executive Committee made up of 10 people, representing the various sectors of the state's geospatial community, governs the NJGF. It is through sector representatives that issues are formally brought to the NJGF and proposed for discussion. Visit About Executive Committee for more information.