Awards Committee

Committee Participants

  • Ross Baldwin, Town of Southampton, Chair
  • Katherine Barnes, NYSDEC
  • Steven Russell Jr., Erie County Div. of Sewerage Management


The mission of the Awards Committee is to manage an annual awards program on behalf of the New York State GIS Association in order to recognize achievement, innovation, and contributions to our profession, and help foster a strong community of GIS Professionals in New York State.

redstar2016 Awards

Awards Procedures Award Nomination Form

Individual Awards Program

blue_ribbon_150x214NYS GIS Association Individual Awards program is being conducted with Finalists to be recognized at the GeoSpatial Summit 2016 this Fall.

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • GIS Champions
  • Individual Contributions to the Profession

Lifetime Achievement Awards are intended for individuals who have distinguished themselves during their career as strong contributors to our GIS community here in NY.

The GIS Champions award is designed to help us recognize those typically outside our profession but who have been strong advocates and supporters of GIS. This might include managers, elected officials, or even colleagues who are not skilled practitioners but who recognize the value of geospatial technology and have helped give voice to the value our community provides to a wide range of programs.

The Individual Contributions category is for colleagues who are “in the trenches” but don’t necessarily receive recognition for the hard work, innovation, and quality they bring to our profession day after day.

YouTube Sensation Award

Award to individual or company that has garnered the most views for a video on the NYS GIS Association YouTube channel. Check them out!

redstarLooking Forward  2017

UAV Innovation

Details TBA.

Application Award

The Geospatial Applications Awards recognizes innovative and successful application of geospatial technology.

redstar2015 Awards Program

The NYS GIS Association 2015 Awards Program was a great success. You can see the 2015 award winners here.

redstar2014 Awards Program

The NYS GIS Association 2014 Awards Program was a great success. You can see the 2014 award winners here.