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

2016SummitBanner_NYCskyline_368x75The 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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Latest Association News

New Jobs Added!

New jobs have been added to the NYS GIS Association website.  Visit the GIS Job Postings page to view GIS jobs.  Be sure to post your job openings with the NYS GIS Association!

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Cross-country road trip at a constant 70 degrees

Road trips are fun, but it can be hard to enjoy yourself when you end up in a place during its hottest or coldest day of the year. Wouldn’t it be nice to travel across the country and have nice weather every single day? Read...

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NYS GeoSpatial Summit Registration is Open

Announcing the 2016 NYS GeoSpatial Summit and NYS GIS Association Annual Meeting The NYS GIS Association is pleased to announce that registration for the NYS GeoSpatial Summit is now open! Just the Highlights The 2016 NYS GeoSpatial Summit will be held in Brooklyn on...

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The 3D Weather Globe

Earlier this week VentuSky, a new worldwide weather map, was released. The map allows you to view weather forecasts around the world and includes animated wind direction and temperature layers. You can also view animated wind direction and temperature forecasts on a...

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Digital Elevation Models now available for download

The GIS Program Office is pleased to announce additional Digital Elevation Models available for download. 1 meter DEMs are now available for the FEMA Great Lakes Area 2014 Collection covering all of Orleans County, shorelines of Wayne County, Chautauqua County, Oswego...

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July 2016

07/21/20169:30 am - 1:30 pm

Where and When

Date:  July 21, 2016
Time:  9:30AM to 1:30PM
Cost:  $25 for NYS GIS Association Members - lunch included
Place:  Environmental Finance Center, Syracuse University


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07/22/201612:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter: George Percivall, OGC

For remote sensing, data comes from measurements made by sensors. Information derived from remote sensing data and subsequent application is achieved with mathematical or experience-based algorithms. Standards play an essential role in the process of deriving information and knowledge from remote sensing data, as they are a necessary prerequisite for reliable and efficient…

07/28/20165:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: USS Little Rock @ CanalSide Naval Park
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Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Price of Admission:
Adult (WNYGIS Member) 18 and over: $20.00
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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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