The Geospatial Information and Technology Association has selected Civica Associations Conferences & Exhibitions for its headquarters management, beginning September 1, 2018. A two-week transition of the organization began August 15, 2018.
GITA is the premier industry association for enriching the broader geospatial community. Its mission is to educate, connect and advocate for the geospatial community.
GITA, until recently managed from St. Paul, Minnesota, has its roots in Colorado, home to the geospatial industry's "Keystone Conferences" beginning in 1978. Those conferences led in 1982 to the founding of a nonprofit organization, then called AM/FM International, "to serve this growing industry with an educational forum to exchange ideas and keep up with changing technologies."
In 1998, to better reflect the association's new focus, AM/FM International changed its name to the Geospatial Information & Technology Association. Today, GITA's North America operations are conducted within six regions. The association also has international affiliates in Japan, Hungary and Australia/New Zealand.
Civica will staff GITA's headquarters office, performing membership and financial services and advising the organization's board, among other duties.