(North American Cartographic Information Society
) is a US-based cartographic
society founded in 1980.
Originally founded by and f in the academic field (e.g. map librarians, cartography professors and cart lab directors), it is now represents a broad mixture of academic, government and commercial interests. The membership is largely American, though a small steady international presence can be felt.
NACIS holds an annual conference in the fall. The 2006 conference was held in Madison, Wisconsin, and the 2007 conference was held in St Louis, Missouri
NACIS publishes a triannual journal, Cartographic Perspectives