The NYS GIS Association

Regional MapThe NYS GIS Association represents the interests of the entire geospatial community within New York and is the premier statewide professional organization for GIS and related industries. The Association is uniquely positioned to advocate in the state and nationally on issues of importance to the GIS industry (e.g., legislation and funding), reach out to sister organizations in other professions in building strong collaborations, and provide a statewide forum for advancing our profession through shared experiences, learning and training. Downloadable brochure (PDF).

NYS GeoSpatial Summit 2016 – ALMOST HERE

2016SummitBanner_NYCskyline_368x75WEBSITE. The New York State GIS Association is pleased to announce that the 2016 GeoSpatial Summit will be held on Friday, October 21st at the Bern Dibner Pfizer Auditorium, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY.

We will kick off the event on Thursday, October 20th at the DB Pfizer Auditorium with the NYS GIS Association Annual Meeting at 4:00 pm, followed by food, drinks, and great company at the GeoSpatial Summit reception from 5:30 – 8:30pm.

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The GeoSpatial Summit enables sharing and discussion of innovative and emerging ideas in our field and you won’t want to miss it!  This will be the NYS GIS Association’s only statewide event this year as the Association alternates yearly between NYGeoCon and the GeoSpatial Summit.



This is the 9th GeoSpatial Summit and we have an exciting lineup of speakers in the works. Jack Eichenbaum of The Geography of NYC ( will speak at our Thursday evening Reception. Two of the six keynote speakers for the Summit on Friday are:Chris Tucker, founder of and Chair-Elect of the American Geographical Society (; and Mike Flowers, former Chief Analytics Officer for NYC, and Senior Fellow for What Works Cities ( Stay tuned for more about this great event, and please visit the GeoSpatial Summit Website for further information.

Emerging GIS

oldMapThe NYS GIS Association is pleased to announce that we have received a generous $10,000 grant from the Fund For the City of New York to determine the GIS needs and resources in local government throughout New York State. We look forward to furthering our mission to support development of GIS throughout New York State by embarking on this new endeavor.

Please see the Emerging GIS Resources page and check back often as we will be adding new content. Second video added January 2016. If you'd like more information please contact Mickey Dietrich at

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New and Improved Store Available NOW

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New Jobs Added!

New jobs have been added to the NYS GIS Association website.  Visit the GIS Job Postings page to view GIS jobs.  When you think GIS jobs in NYS, think NYS GIS Association!

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2016 Geospatial Summit – Details You Want To Know

The NYS GIS Association’s 2016 Geospatial Summit in Brooklyn is coming up soon: Friday October 21st at the with the GIS Association’s Annual Meeting and Reception on Thursday, October 20th. Register today! Upstate New Yorkers- are you wondering how to get there for a...

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New Jobs Added!

New jobs have been added to the NYS GIS Association website.  Visit the GIS Job Postings page to view GIS jobs.  The NYS GIS Association is your source for GIS jobs in NYS!

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September 2016

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The NYS GIS Association is pleased to announce the 2016 Awards program.  The program will culminate with awards being presented at the Association’s annual meeting at the GeoSpatial Summit in Brooklyn this October. We will be accepting nominations this year in four categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement

  • GIS Champion

  • Annual Contributions to the Profession
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Becoming a member of the NYS GIS Assoc. is one of the best things I’ve done for my career! Events such as the summit and annual conference help provide critical professional connections as well as some good friendships while keeping me up-to-date with recent developments in the industry and across the state.

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