How to Join

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership is the entry level mechanism through which an interested institution or developing state consortia may begin participating in AmericaView. Affiliate membership carries no annual funding benefits, although Affiliates are entitled to a variety of other privileges and benefits, and agree to participate in various activities and to support the goals of AmericaView in their states. All StateView consortia must be an Affiliate Member before applying for Full Membership.

What Are the Benefits of Affiliate Membership?

AmericaView is a national consortium whose members have access to the resources and expertise of all participants. This could mean data sharing between states and/or sharing of programming code, applications, educational resources, and grant opportunities. Affiliates also have access to AV outreach resources, and receive timely – and often advance – notice of changes in national policy directives affecting the geospatial community.

New affiliate consortia are accepted throughout the year. Applications are reviewed by AmericaView staff for completeness. Correspondence between staff and an applicant follows if more information is needed or must be clarified. The applications are then reviewed by the AmericaView Board and any additional questions are directed to the applicants. When the Board gives approval to recommend the vetted applicant(s), the application is then placed before the voting membership for decision by majority vote.

For more information about Affiliate Membership, please review the “Application for Affiliate Membership”. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.

Affiliate Application Instructions Form
Affiliate Application Cover Form
Affiliate Application Extra Space

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is granted to those consortia that have been approved for full membership but are awaiting receipt of annual base funding. With the exception of annual base funding provisions, associate members receive all rights, privileges, and responsibilities of full membership.

Full Membership

Full Members have full voting privileges, and receive base funding from AmericaView in the form of annual grants. Grants are annually renewable, contingent upon satisfactory performance. State consortia that have been Affiliates of AmericaView for one year may apply for Full Membership through an annual request for proposal opportunity. State consortia with successful proposals are granted Full Membership if funding is available. Affiliate Members are moved to Full Membership status in order of being added to the queue, and as additional baseline funding becomes available.

State Date of Membership
Ohio First member 1998
Alaska Member since 2003
Arkansas Member since 2003
Georgia Member since 2003
Kansas Member since 2003
Nebraska Member since 2003
South Dakota Member since 2003
Texas Member since 2003
West Virginia Member since 2003
Wyoming Member since 2003
Alabama Member since 2004 (Group 1)
Indiana Member since 2004 (Group 1)
Virginia Member since 2004 (Group 1)
Wisconsin Member since 2004 (Group 1)
California Member since 2004 (Group 2)
Hawaii Member since 2004 (Group 2)
Louisiana Member since 2004 (Group 2)
Montana Member since 2004 (Group 2)
North Dakota Member since 2004 (Group 2)
Kentucky Member since 2005
Maryland Member since 2005
Mississippi Member since 2005
New Mexico Member since 2005
Pennsylvania Member since 2005
Iowa Member since 2006
Michigan Member since 2006
New Hampshire Member since 2006
Idaho Member since 2007
Minnesota Member since 2007
Nevada Member since 2007
Colorado Member since 2008
New York Member since 2008
North Carolina Member since 2008
Utah Member since 2008
Vermont Member since 2009
Washington Member since 2009
Oregon Member since 2012
Connecticut Member since 2014
Oklahoma Member since 2014
Rhode Island Member since 2014
Delaware Member since 2015
Arizona Not a member
Florida Not a member
Illinois Not a member
Maine Not a member
Massachusetts Not a member
Missouri Not a member
New Jersey Not a member
South Carolina Not a member
Tennessee Not a member