The 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).
SAVE THE DATES: October 28-30, 2015 at the Hilton Albany in Albany, NY. Registration now open on website During NYGeoCon – Oct 29, 1:10 – 2:30 PM NYS GIS Association Annual Meeting (Voting – must be a member in good standing for at least 30 days prior to meeting to vote)
Individual Awards Program is OPEN!
As in the past the Association is soliciting nominations in three categories:
- Lifetime Achievement
- GIS Champions
- Annual Contributions to the Profession
Nominations should not take more than 30 minutes. All submissions will be recognized and all nominators will receive a small token of appreciation for participating. Download a Nomination Form today. Questions about the formal procedures can also be found in the Procedure Document. Don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Awards committee or directly to the Committee Chair directly or check out our Committee page for more information. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday September 15, 2015.
GIS Applications Sought for Award
The NYS GIS Association is running a new award program this year – the GIS Applications Award. Writing up an application should not take more than 30 minutes!
We are not looking for extended documentation, and the applications do not need to be brand new ones. We encourage the submission of oldies but goodies as long as they are still in use.
Your GIS application can be anything from improving a workflow using out-of-the-box tools to a detailed web application for data viewing or collecting. It might be used by any number of people, from a single individual to an entire enterprise. So an application is not just something you download or code you install, it’s the use of geospatial technology that matters.
All nominations must be made using the official submission form which can be downloaded from the Awards Committee page. You can also find more guidance there on the program and preparing a submission. All nominators will receive a small token of appreciation from the Association for participating.
IMPORTANT: If you would like some help getting your submission put down in writing, the Awards Committee members are available to assist you. Don’t hesitate to contact the Committee Chair Ben Houston or any one of the members of the committee with questions or for help with the form.
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday September 15, 2015.
The 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 email@example.com with Grant Project Team in the subject line.