President: Alan Leidner
GISMO Board of Directors: Amy Jeu, Wendy Dorf, Jack Eichenbaum, Noreen Whysel, Kevin Jenkins, Lisa Palmer, Timur Pozhidaev, Kristen MacFarlane; GISMO Treasurer: Sam Hudis

Next Meeting: GISMO Membership Meeting

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George Percivall
CTO, Chief Engineer
Maryland, USA


Date: Wednesday, June 15th

Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm (Sandwiches and soft drinks will be available.)

Place: The conference room of the Fund for the City of New York, at 121 6th Avenue, 6th floor, which is located about two blocks north of Canal Street. The Fund can be reached via the Canal Street stop of the 1, A, E and C lines.

The meeting agenda includes the following:
1. Introductions and GISMO business including planned Fall elections
2. NYS GIS Association Fall, 2017 Geospatial Conference (GeoCon 2017) in Lake Placid
3. Progress report on the GISMO jobs fair presented by Amy Jeu and Lisa Palmer
4. Presentation by George Percivall, Chief Technology Officer of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). OGC is the international GIS standard setting body that is headquartered in Washington D.C. George will discuss the following:
a. History and purpose of OGC and why data standards are so important
b. Past and present OGC standards development projects
c. Current efforts to develop underground infrastructure interoperability standards and to integrate them with above ground standards   including CityGML. (The Fund for the City of New York is a major sponsor of and participant in this project)
5. Open discussion on priorities and directions

Please RSVP to Amy Jeu ( by Monday, June 13th , so we can properly plan for the number of attendees. Attendance is restricted to current GISMO members only, but if you are a student, you can join GISMO instantly, and for free, by registering on the GISMO website at For professionals who haven’t yet joined GISMO (or for members who want to renew their membership for 2017-18), your best bet is to go to the NYS GIS Association website at and hit the “join us now” link. Choose the option for joint GISMO/NYS GIS Association membership at an annual cost of $20. By joining now your membership will last for 13 months, until June 30, 2018.

Looking forward to seeing you on June 15th.

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