The NYS GIS Association

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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).

NYGeoCon 2015

nygeocon2015logo100SAVE THE DATES: October 28-30, 2015 at the Hilton Albany in Albany, NY.
Registration now open on website

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It's Time To Renew

Membership Worth 44x

Your membership is worth 44 times its cost. It’s true! Many dedicated people work hard on your behalf to promote training and networking opportunities and influencing major issues affecting the state-wide GIS community. Check it Out! Join now and your membership is good through 6/30/2016 (membership year is 7/1-6/30)!

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Field Data Collection Seminar

Learn about new options for turning outside data inside information.

August 11th, 2015

9:30am -12:30pm

137 Jay Street

Schenectady, NY 12305

The seminar is free but registration is required. Register Here

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Emerging GIS

oldMapThe NYS GIS Association is pleased to announce that it has 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. If you are interested in participating as an active volunteer on the project team, please contact Susan Nixson, president NYS GIS Association, at with Grant Project Team in the subject line.

Latest Association News

NYGeoCon 2015 Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2015 NYGeoCon is Now Open! Limited Space is Available for the Technical Workshops. Sign Up Today! The NYS GIS Association is pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 NYGeoCon is now open. The 2015 NYGeoCon will be held at the Albany... read more

New England Maps Adding Trails

Newly released US Topo maps for New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island now feature selected trails and other substantial updates Several of the new US Topo quadrangles for New Hampshire and Vermont now display parts of the Appalachian... read more

Turning Heads at the 2015 ESRIUC

Glenn Letham reports on his 17th consecutive ESRIUC visit. Tweet I’m often asked by colleagues, “What got your attention at UC?” Indeed there isn’t a quick answer for this as there really was so much to see and digest. There were, however, 10 things that jumped out at... read more

NYS Orthos Online – 2014 imagery

The GIS Program Office is pleased to inform users that the complete 2014 imagery is available for viewing and downloading in our NYS Orthos Online web application. In addition, the New York City 2 ft. 2014 imagery is available for viewing only. See... read more

What People Are Saying

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.

Mike Schifferli


With the rapid pace of developments and changes in Geospatial Technologies, it is very hard to stay current. I appreciate that the NYS GIS Association provides many ways to stay informed with webinars, tutorials and meetings such as the NYGeoCon and NY GeoSpatial Summit. As someone who is the sole GIS support for my organization, this helps me to feel connected to the larger community of geospatial professionals. As an educator, I appreciate the opportunity students are given to present at the NYS GIS Association’s professional meetings.

Carol Cady

St. Lawrence University

New Member Benefit

Tuition Discount! Association membership now entitles members to a 10% registration discount on classes associated with the new GIS Certificate Program at Purchase College starting Fall 2015. For more information, contact Sam Wear at

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Upcoming Events


August 2015

NYS GIS Association Board Meeting

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

National Conference on Geography Education

All Day
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004 United States Conference

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Field Data Collection Seminar

09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
137 Jay Street Schenectady,NY 12305 518-346-0942 Training

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Western New York User Group Meeting

05:30 PM - 11:30 PM


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