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

Webinar: Intro to QGIS

When: August 10, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM

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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
Submit an Abstract Here: Proposal Form
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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NYCyclist data editing web app launched

The NYC Department of City Planning is pleased to announce the launch of the NYCyclist data editing web application as of today, July 11, 2017. The application is a yearlong pilot that allows users to edit the geometry and attributes of the City's bike routes and...

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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!

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OpenStreetMap Bus Mapathon August 7 in Brooklyn

OpenStreetMap US is holding a bus mapathon and they invite the NYC community to participate. Date: Monday August 7, 2017 -- Time: 4:00PM - 8:00PM Where: Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI) at Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205...

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August 10: Intro to QGIS Webinar

Join the New York State GIS Association for a webinar that will provide an introduction to Quantum GIS (QGIS) and provide additional resources for further study. Date: August 10, 2017 — Time: 12pm – 1pm Register here.   Presenter Bio: Eric Brelsford is a software...

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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. The NYS GIS Association is your source for GIS jobs in NYS!

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Experience the Esri UC Plenary Session Like You Were There

Videos from the 2017 Esri UC Plenary Session are now available online. Even if you were not able to attend, you can now experience Jack Dangermond’s opening Keynote, inspiring user stories, or the newest technological advances from ArcGIS, at your convenience. These...

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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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