Malaysia: The Institution of Geospatial and Remote Sensing Malaysia (IGRSM) has recently introduced the Geospatialist (Gs) title to its members. The title is part of an initiative by IGRSM to increase recognition of the role of geospatial practitioners in both public and private sectors.
According to IGRSM's constitution, the minimum requirements for a Malaysian geospatial practitioner to be eligible to use the title Gs is minimum qualification of degree in Geospatial or related fields; and at least 3 years of professional experience or equivalent in the field of Geospatial.
IGRSM's initiative represents an important global landmark for geospatial practitioners. IGRSM is among the pioneer professional bodies to introduce a professional title for geospatial practitioners at a national level.
During the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of IGRSM, certificates were awarded to the first 74 members who are eligible to use the title Gs, comprising of 3 Distinguished Fellows, 4 Fellows and 67 Professional Members.