The latest post from NYS GIS Association member Sam Wear, “Cruising Empire State Data Portals for Geospatial Content”, posted January 14, 2021, is available on his website eSpatially New York.

“Such portals purpose and intent is to promote government transparency, reduce data request and distribution costs, fuel business development and job growth, and drive innovation. Open data portals are particularly useful in times of crisis or major incident when multiple agencies require access to the same data and/or may be limited in context of data sharing agreements either ad hoc or formal.”

You can also follow Sam on Twitter: @eSpatiallyNY