Geospatial Society of Kenya (GEOSK) Membership

Geospatial Society of Kenya (GEOSK) Membership

About Geospatial Society of Kenya

The GEOSPATIAL SOCIETY OF KENYA is a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the advancement and/or dissemination of information relating to all aspects of the GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS.

The Society was founded with the aim of establishing a premier public-benefit professional organization that represents the interests of the various of Geospatial professionals, organizations and companies throughout the country. It is a Society of individual members, corporate entities and student all of whom seek advancement and excellence in the services that they deliver and/or receive for public.

GEOSK seeks to supports the role of a prosperous and sustainable geospatial industry to provide reliable, affordable, efficient and working solutions for a complex and rapidly growing market, and to translate sustainable development agendas and visions (i.e Vision 2030) into implementable goals for the industry. GEOSK will support national collaboration among its members by providing platforms such as conferences/seminars/workshops, working groups and more for the progress of geospatial professions in all its fields and applications. GEOSK will forge close cooperation with other local and international bodies, and its sister associations to become globally recognized as the leading national not-for-profit organization on geospatial technologies and its related fields.

Goal

As a not-for-profit professional organization, GEOSK is dedicated to the advancement of the geospatial profession by development and dissemination of information relating to all aspects of the GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Mission

To spearhead professional activities for the geospatial industry in Kenya and across in order to advance professional capacity of the members and enhance public value of geospatial professions.

Vision

To be a premier geospatial professional body by promoting professional development, delivering quality public service and growing value of geospatial professions globally.

Subsidiary Objectives

In furtherance exclusively of the foregoing main objective, the society shall have the following subsidiary objects:

  • To encourage, support and engender innovation, development and appropriate use of geospatial technologies.
  • To provide a national forum for the exchange of information about geospatial professions and for the development of fellowship among specialists and individual professionals.
  • To promote high standards of research, education and training for geospatial related programmes in academic institutions and to facilitate continuing professional development (CPD) among its members.
  • To promote the role of the geospatial professions in the various verticals of the application of geospatial technologies.
  • To promote professional standards and codes of ethics and capacity development in the practice of geospatial professions.
  • To encourage, support and engage in research in all disciplines of geospatial technologies and to disseminate the results.
  • Promote geospatial awareness and capacity training in Kenya through seminars, technical workshops, conferences, exhibitions, career talks and other applicable platforms and avenues.
  • To promote the development of domain specific groups of geospatial professions and universities student groups and ensure their activities are productive.
  • To act as advisors to organizations and individuals using and/or planning to use GIS Technology.
  • To promote and disseminate research in the use, application and advancement of GIS technology in Kenya Enabling opportunities for geospatial education and training.

 Membership Eligibility

All persons interested in Geospatial technology and its applications shall be eligible for membership subject to the approval of the Board of Advisers. Applicants must be willing to abide by the Constitution and By-Laws, and must maintain an interest in the activities of the GeoSK.All persons interested in Geospatial technology and its applications shall be eligible for membership subject to the approval of the Board of Advisers. Applicants must be willing to abide by the Constitution and By-Laws, and must maintain an interest in the activities of the GeoSK.

All prospective members must submit a written application accompanied by membership dues. Said application to be approved or rejected by the Board of Advisers. If rejected, the membership chairperson shall provide an explanation and a full refund will be made.

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MEMBERSHIP TYPE AND DESCRIPTION

PRICE

Student Membership

Consists of individuals in their Bachelor’s level of education pursuing courses related to spatial studies such as Geography, GIS, Remote Sensing, Geomatics, Cartography, Photogrammetry, and any Geospatial related courses, among others. Secondary and college students are also allowed to join

KShs500.00

Professionals Membership

Consist of individuals who are practicing their profession in any Geospatial related roles. They must have certificates or proof of their qualifications based on the set criteria

KShs2,000.00

Honorary Membership

Consist of dignitaries, politicians, government officials among others who are interested in the society for its success and affiliation.

KShs5,000.00

Corporate Membership

Consist of organization, both private and/or public that may enter into an affiliation with the society. Could be having part or whole of their work in any geospatial related field.

KShs20,000.00


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