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NYS ITS GIS Program Office

Geographic Information Systems Clearinghouse

Geospatial Advisory Council

Chair: David Richardson


Vice Chair: Heather Weller
Executive Director: Frank Winters

Mission Statement: Advise the State on effective use of geospatial technology resulting in tangible benefits to NYS.

The NYS Geospatial Advisory Council  (formerly called the GIS Coordinating Body), operating under the auspices of the NYS ITS GIS Program Office, coordinates, promotes and facilitates the development, effective use, and sharing of geographic information. It also removes barriers to implementing geographic information technology to improve the delivery of public services, protect the public and the environment, and enhance the business climate for the benefit of the State, its municipalities, businesses and citizens.

GAC team

2018 NY State Geospatial Advisory Council

Left to right: Chris Rado, David Jorgensen, Richard Reichert, Alex Chaucer, Eric Herman, Ross Baldwin, Frank Winters, David Richardson, Todd Nelson, Sheri Norton, Heather Weller, Kate Buss, Randy Rath, Christina Croll, Doug Freehafer, Matthew Owen

Not shown: Jonathon Mayr, Lindi Quackenbush, Colin Reilly, Mike Ross


Meeting Minutes and Governance

Future: March 2019

Previous: 12/11/2018 pdf, 9/11/2018 pdf, 6/18/2018 pdf, 3/27/2018 pdf, 12/12/2017 pdf, Census Activities Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) pdf,
9/19/2017 pdf, 6/13/2017 pdf, 3/22/2017 pdf, 12/13/2016 pdf, 9/14/2016 pdf, 6/14/2016 pdf, 3/15/2016 pdf,
12/9/2015 pdf, 12/9/2015 Federal Report pdf, 9/16/2015 pdf, 6/11/2015 pdf, 3/25/2015 pdf, 3/25/2015 Federal Report pdf

2013-2014 (139kb) zip 2009-2012 (78kb) zip 2007-2008 (54kb) zip
2005-2006(76kb) zip 2003-2004 (38kb) zip 2001-2002(89kb) zip 1997-1999 (43kb) zip

  • New York State Geospatial Advisory Council Governance Document pdf
  • History and Structure of GIS Coordination in NYS

  • History of the NY State Geospatial Advisory Council pdf
  • GIS Coordination in NY State pdf
  • Recasting the NYS GIS Coordinating Body as the NYS Geospatial Advisory Council pdf
  • Council Representatives

  • Geospatial Advisory Council Member Terms xls
  • Past NYS Geospatial Advisory Council Representatives pdf
  • Council Representatives 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Related Documents

  • June 18th, 2018 - Meeting Documents zip
  • Census Activities and Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) pdf - Briefing for the Geospatial Advisory Council
  • Strategic Planning for New York's Statewide Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Geospatial Advisory Council Overview for 2015 NYGeoCon pdf

    Please feel free to contact one of your sector's representatives directly.
    Otherwise, you can send a message to the Chair and Co-chair, who will forward your issue to the appropriate representative(s).

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