The NYS GIS Association

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).

Professional Development – Webinars

Crafting Effective Visual Presentations

Date: May 3, 2017 — Time: 11am – 12pm         Register here.


Join the New York State GIS Association for a webinar on creating effective visual presentations from the perspective of an expert in communication studies. Dr. Tracy Marafiote of the Department of Communication at SUNY Fredonia will share with us best practices for delivering a presentation using slides, including some of the basics, adapting to particular audiences, and how to both create effective slides and deliver them to advantage. Whether you are an experienced presenter or getting into the swing of presenting with slides, Tracy has some tried and true dos and don’ts.

For Dr. Marafiote’s bio, see the full web post.

NYGeoCon2017 Oct. 17 – 19. SAVE THE DATE

nygeocon-logo-2017_150x150What: 2017 NYGeoCon
When: October 17-19, 2017
Where: Convention Center in Lake Placid, NY
How to Register: Registration will open in the Summer of 2017!
Sponsor Information: Brochure
More information: Website 

What is NYGeoCon?

For over 30 years Geospatial Professionals from throughout New York State and surrounding regions have been gathering to network, share and discover the latest in GIS and related technology. NYGeoCon is the premier New York State GIS conference. It occurs only once every two years and provides an opportunity for you to obtain training, see timely presentations, attend workshops and find out what your peers are doing.

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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Do you want to improve NYC’s capital planning process? Can to use your data science and GIS skills to improve NYC capital planning process? Did you answer YES to these questions?! Then, join us on Monday May 8, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 pm to improve NYC’s Department of...

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Major Upgrade to Long Island Index Launched

The Long Island Index formally launched a major upgrade to its mapping website. A link to the news release highlighting the new features and mapped data available at the site is available here. Steve Romalewski, Director of CUNY Mapping Service made the following...

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New Jobs Added!

New jobs have been added to the NYS GIS Association website.  Visit the GIS Job Postings page to view GIS jobs.  The NYS GIS Association is your source for GIS jobs in NYS!

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May 3: Crafting Effective Visual Presentations Webinar

Join the New York State GIS Association for a webinar on creating effective visual presentations from the perspective of an expert in communication studies. Date: May 3, 2017 -- Time: 11am - 12pm Register here. Abstract: Dr. Tracy Marafiote of the Department of...

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Welcome from the New York State GIO

Good afternoon, In my new role as the State Geographic Information Officer (GIO), I want to take a moment to express my appreciation for all of the hard work and collaboration which goes on across the State in our GIS community. With the help of the Geospatial...

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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


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