News of Interest

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

Python Videos

Dr. James Zollweg’s two-part Python video series from summer 2012 are now available on the NYS GIS Association you tube channel and on our professional development archive page. Video 1 Video 2 Professional Development Archive Page (near bottom of page under... 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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