FAQs

General Questions

HOW DO I LOGIN TO THE NEW SITE?

To login to the new site, you must reset your password and login here. For questions about your username or issues resetting your password, please reach out to [email protected] and we can help.

I FOUND A BUG/ERROR/ISSUE WITH THE WEBSITE. HOW DO I REPORT THIS?

Report issues or make suggestions by contacting [email protected].

WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THE NEW PLATFORM THAT WE COULDN’T BEFORE?

  • Update your email address from your member profile
  • View and print invoices from your member profile
  • Cancel auto-renewal payments in renewal form
  • Print a membership card

WILL AUTOMATIC RECURRING PAYMENTS BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE OLD PAYMENT SYSTEM?

Automatic payments from the old membership database have been cancelled. To set up automatic payments for your membership subscription within the new system, you can enable or disable this option on the Join or Renew form. NOTE: the system's default setting is the automatic payment, so please make sure to review these settings. As always, email us for assistance.

HOW DO I UPDATE THE EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH MY SCGIS MEMBERSHIP? 

To update the email address associated with your SCGIS membership and website login, current members may make changes to their profile located on the Membership page once logged in to the website. If this is your first time logging in to the new site, then you will need access to the email address to reset your password. Remember to update the email address in both the email and username fields on your profile.

If you do not have access to the email associated with your account, then you may email the administrator at [email protected], and they can help you update this information. 

To change your address on the listserv, please see the Listserv FAQ section below. 

I RECEIVED A MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INVOICE, BUT MY MEMBERSHIP STATUS HAS CHANGED AND I NEED TO CHANGE MY MEMBER TYPE. WHAT DO I DO?

To change the membership type for a renewal, use the Join or Renew form to select the correct membership type.

WHY DOES IT SAY THAT I AM NOT ELIGIBLE TO RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP ON THE JOIN AND RENEWAL FORM? WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PERIOD?

SCGIS memberships are based on an annual subscription period. The membership will come up for renewal one week before a member's expiration date. This is the start of the renewal period where a member can renew by 1) paying the invoice or 2) taking the Join or Renewal form. If you are outside this window (e.g., more than a week before your expiration date), you will receive an error message that you are not eligible to renew on the Join or Renew form.

WHERE IS THE SCGIS HEADQUARTERS LOCATED?

SCGIS is 100% volunteer run and does not have an office. We do have a mailing address that is managed by a mail administrator for a small fee. Your physical mail will be forwarded to the proper volunteer member.

HOW DO I USE THE MEMBER DIRECTORY? 

The Active Member Directory is viewable by current members only. The directory is located on the Membership page after logging in. To be included in the directory, you must be an active member and set "Profile Searchable in Directory" as TRUE on your profile. You can search the directory by name, job title, interests, organization type, etc. To browse the active member directory, you can perform a search without any criteria entered.

THE WEB PAGE IS NOT SHOWING UP CORRECTLY. WHAT DO I DO?

Your browser cache and cookies store web pages within your browser in order to quickly load them. On occasion, however, the cache will save an outdated version of the page that does not update to the most current version of the page. This will cause you to either see an incorrect version of the page, or receive an error, despite the fact that the page appears correctly for other users. To remedy this, you must clear your cache and cookies, then restart your browser. Once your cache is updated, your pages should appear updated as well.

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SCGIS Listserv FAQs

CAN ANYONE JOIN THE SCGIS LISTSERV?

No, this is a private list. Only active members of the Society for Conservation GIS may participate in the listserv. This is one of the great benefits of being a member of SCGIS. To join the listserv, current SCGIS members may login to the website and use the SCGIS Listserv Form to join or leave the listserv, or make changes to their listserv settings. 

HOW DO I POST A MESSAGE TO THE SCGIS LISTSERV?

Send all messages (postings) to [email protected]. Your message will be automatically forwarded to everyone who is subscribed to the SCGIS listserv.

HOW DO I GET OFF THE SCGIS LISTSERV?

To unsubscribe from the SCGIS listserv, send an email to [email protected]. You can send the request with no subject or body text.

MY EMAIL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED AND THE LISTSERV DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ME. WHAT DO I DO?

Current SCGIS members can login to the SCGIS website and submit an email change using the SCGIS Listserv Form. Alternatively, email the Listserv Admin and give them the information. They will update your account. Please use "listserv - email update" as your subject line.

CAN I REVIEW PAST POSTINGS TO THE SCGIS LISTSERV?

The original archive is currently in transition and more information on this will be shared soon. To view more recent postings since December 2021, you are able to view these only if you are a member of the SCGIS Listserv with a Google account. To view past postings, go to the dotted grid at the top of your Google account > Groups > SCGIS Listserv.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE ONLY A SINGLE, COMPOSITE BUNDLE OF SCGIS POSTINGS EACH DAY INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL POSTINGS?

Yes, this is called digesting. In digest mode you will receive a single posting each night that has the day's postings combined into a single document. This is a nice way to keep up with SCGIS banter but minimize the flow of emails into your inbox.

To change your email subscription settings, you can login as a member of the Google Group using your Google account (see instructions below). OR if you do not have a Google account as a member of the SCGIS listserv, email the Listserv Admin; or for current SCGIS members, submit a request via this form, and the admin can update these settings for you.

To change your own subscription settings:

  1. Sign in to Google Groups
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. On the left, click My membership settings.
  4. For Subscription, choose an option:
    • Each Email--Messages are sent individually as they're posted to the group.
    • Digest--Up to 25 complete messages are combined into single emails and sent daily.
    • Abridged--Summaries of up to 150 messages are combined into single emails and sent daily.
    • No email--Messages from the group are not sent.
  5. Click Save changes.

ARE THERE RULES FOR USING THE SCGIS LISTSERV?

Yes, we have a few guidelines for using the SCGIS listserv:

  • We encourage passionate debate and discussion but be polite.
  • Do not use the listserv for commercial advertising.
  • Limit listserv discussions to issues of conservation, biodiversity, and GIS.
  • The listserv is set so when you hit the "reply" button, the message goes to the sender, not the whole list. Please share the information you received after posting a question by summarizing responses in a single consolidated email back to the listserv. Everyone appreciates this courtesy.
  • We do not tolerate personal attacks on people, ideas, or institutions. It is okay to disagree, but it is essential to be civil.
Anyone who disrespects these rules of etiquette may be dropped from the SCGIS listserv.

CAN I INCLUDE ATTACHMENTS WITH MY POSTING?

Attachments are not allowed on the SCGIS list. They sometimes contain viruses that can be spread to all the subscribers of the listserv. Copy and paste the information from the attachment into the body of your posting or put the attachment on a web site and provide readers the URL.

HOW MANY SUBSCRIBERS ARE ON THE SCGIS LISTSERV?

There are currently over 1,800 readers of the SCGIS listserv from all over the world. SCGIS listserv'ers have demonstrated themselves to be exceedingly wise, good-looking, witty, generous with their knowledge of geospatial data and methods, and passionate about conservation and GIS.

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Conference FAQs

CAN I GET PROCEEDINGS FROM THE CONFERENCE IF I WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE?

YES, but only if you are an SCGIS member. The conference proceedings archive will be available soon on our Conference Proceedings page.

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