brightergroupAs a member, you join with hundreds of other GIS professionals across New York State and beyond, who are working to advance the GIS profession and their careers.  The NYS GIS Association provides:

Career Support

  • Resume postings
  • Job listings
  • Networking through Regional and State meetings

CEU Credit for GISCI and ASPR

  • General membership (credit per year)
  • Committee participation

Free Education Opportunitieskid

  • Geospatial Lunchtime Chats
  • Webinars (twelve in 2013!)
  • YouTube Channel (presenting live broadcasts of GIS meetings)
  • Technical workshops
  • K-12 special ESRI Education ArcGIS licensing


  • Geospatial Summit
  • NYGeoCon

Coordination of Statewide Geospatial Initiatives

  • Legislative decisions
  • Positive and reciprocal outreach to other professional organizations (engineers, surveyors, etc.)

Downloadable brochure (PDF).


successIn addition, the NYS GIS Association is a great way to get involved and have a positive impact on the GIS profession locally.   Many dedicated and passionate volunteers are working together to provide networking and training opportunities, keep us connected, and inspire the next generation of GIS professionals. Check out the committees listed under the Committees menu at the top of the page and find an area of interest.  Use the contact link at the bottom of the page to let us know of your interests and we will get in touch with you.

Honorary Members

checkmarkPurpose: To recognize individuals who, while not GIS professionals, and not paying members of the Association, have served as supporters or champions of GIS either nationally, regionally or locally in ways that have profoundly aided the GIS profession.

Term: Honorary memberships shall be provided by vote of the NYS GIS Association Board of Directors and shall run for a period of one year from the date of award. Honorary memberships can be renewed by vote of the NYS GIS Association Board of Directors.

Selection Process: Nominations for Honorary Memberships can be made to the President of the NYS GIS Association by any member via written email that provides justification for the appointment. The President of NYS GIS Association will present nominees to the Board which will conduct research as necessary and will vote on the suitability of nominees.

Conditions of Selection: It must be determined prior to selection as an Honorary Member that nominees are willing to publicly acknowledge their membership in NYS GIS Association and be willing to have their picture and statement of support for the Association published on the NYS GIS Association website and on other Association materials.

Entitlements: Honorary members of NYS GIS Association will enjoy the full rights and privileges bestowed on full members. They can participate in members only events and join regional and affiliation groups. However, they cannot run for elected NYS GIS Association positions, vote in elections or serve as Chair of any Association group or committee.

Revocation of Honorary Membership: Should circumstances arise where continued affiliation with an honorary member becomes a liability to NYS GIS Association, the Board shall have the power to revoke honorary memberships by majority vote.

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