Professional Associations

NLT is involved in a number of professional associations relating to geospatial technology, regional technological councils, and rural broadband. This enables NLT to remain up-to-date with the latest technological developments, establish business partnerships, and exchange ideas with other leaders in the field.



Considered to br the premier organization for the use and integration of spatial information technology to improve the quality of life in urban and regional environments, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 association of professionals using GIS and other information technologies to solve challenges in state/provincial, regional and local government agencies and departments.





The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) is a member-driven organization comprised of more than 300 corporate members with more than 1,000 registered representatives. CRTC strives to energize and propel the advancement of technologies with the exchange of ideas and expertise and through business and partnership opportunities.







The purpose of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is to promote the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and to develop a strong community of interest between government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who share a mission focused around the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address national security objectives.





NTCA advocates in the legislative and regulatory arenas and provides training and development, publications and industry events, and an array of employee benefit programs on behalf of its members. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of the efforts of NTCA, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use.



Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Its mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, and supporting technologies.