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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International Cartographic Conference abstracts

Please submit abstracts and papers on mapping and geographic information science for the International Cartographic Conference by October 26, 2016. The conference is in Washington DC, July 2-7, 2017. Look to the bottom of this web page to begin...

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New 2-ft contours available

The NYS GIS Program Office is pleased to announce that additional 2ft contours are now available for download. 2-ft Contours are now available by County for Suffolk, Nassau, Orange, and New York City. All of these contours were produced using from high resolution...

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DroneFest at Colgate

The Dronefest at Colgate University is scheduled for August 18, 2016 9:00am Described on their website as: An “Intercollegiate group with formal/informal gatherings were attendees can share how their institutions are dealing with the changing landscape and any...

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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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