The NYS GIS Association
Webinar: May 19; High Accuracy Field Data Collection in the Bring Your Own Device Era
The proliferation of spatially-enabled consumer grade devices – commonly referred to as the Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD“) revolution — in recent years has resulted in the organic creation of sizeable contingents of lay people effectively performing field data collection activities that were heretofore the province of trained technicians, many of them GIS professionals. While this phenomenon has immense potential to positively contribute to the overall volume of spatially-aware data sets , questions regarding both positional accuracy and data integrity remain.
This presentation aims to compare the “traditional” GPS-centric method of field data collection with the modern but still evolving data flow based upon the BYOD revolution. The session will include a demonstration of a popular cloud-based data collection/management solution that will showcase both the power and simplicity of the current crop of offerings available to GIS professionals and non-GIS professionals alike.
NYS GeoSpatial Summit 2016
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.
This is the 9th GeoSpatial Summit and we have an exciting lineup of speakers in the works. Jack Eichenbaum of The Geography of NYC (http://www.geognyc.com/) will speak at our Thursday evening Reception. Two of the six keynote speakers for the Summit on Friday are:Chris Tucker, founder of MapStory.org and Chair-Elect of the American Geographical Society (http://americangeo.org/); and Mike Flowers, former Chief Analytics Officer for NYC, and Senior Fellow for What Works Cities (http://whatworkscities.bloomberg.org/). Stay tuned for more about this great event, and please visit the GeoSpatial Summit Website for further information.
The 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.
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