ESRI president Jack Dangermond was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Division of Earth and Life Studies (DELS) board at the National Academy of Sciences. Dangermond previously served on the DELS Geographical Sciences Committee (GSC) from 1998-2000.
The National Academies is a large, acronym-heavy organization. Geospatial technologies are represented in different ways at many different levels in the organization (which I will explore in more detail in future blog posts). But here’s an explanation of how Dangermond’s current and previous positions fit in their organizational structure:
Also of potential interest to geospatial professionals is another group under BESR called the Mapping Sciences Committee (MSC).