The NYS GIS Association

Regional Map 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

nygeocon2015logo100THANK YOU!: Thank you conference organizers, sponsors, and speakers,  It was a wonderful conference. To view a video (and the slides w/notes) from the “State of the State in GIS”, follow the link below to the website.  More slides for presentations are available. Updated: Nov. 16, 2015


NYS Geospatial Summit 2016

audienceThe NYS Geospatial Summit 2016 will be held in New York City in late October- check back for more details in 2016! GeoSpatial Summit_2016_Logo_313x80

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

NYS Archives Grants

The New York State Archives is pleased to announce its Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grants for 2016-2017. The new LGRMIF grant application guidelines are now available on the NYS Archives website... read more

2015 orthoimagery for 12 counties available

The ITS GIS Program Office is pleased to announce the direct download pages for 12 Counties of 2015 orthoimagery are available. Cayuga,  Cortland,  Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, and Wyoming counties are now on the... read more

President’s Message 2016

Dear Colleagues: I am honored and looking forward to serving you as president of the NYS GIS Association.  My mission is to continue the successful programs of the Association, while also looking at areas to expand our outreach and support.  We all bring different... read more

US Census Bureau ACS webinars

The Census Bureau has many webinars about the American Community Survey, how to get data, what data there are, how to map it, income and poverty statistics, tigerweb, and more. Here is a partial list: Feb 09,... read more

New Job Added!

A new job has been added to the NYS GIS Association website.  Visit the GIS Job Postings page to view GIS jobs.  When you think GIS jobs in NYS, think NYS GIS Association! read more

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

Upcoming Events

NYS GIS Association Emerging GIS Grant Meeting

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Conference call. Please contact Mickey Dietrich <>, NYS GIS Association president if you'd like to attend.

Summit Committee Meeting

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Summit Committee plans and delivers! They are working on Geospatial Summit 2016. Contact committee chair if you are interested.

Census Webinar – GIS from AFF Portal

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM


Learn how to obtain GIS-ready files and data together from the Census Bureau's American Factfinder (AFF) portal.  The presentation will show the advantages of obtaining geographic files from the portal as opposed to the FTP site, and how to use the AFF tool.

Monday, February 29, 2016

2:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time   1 hr 30 mins

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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