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NYS ITS GIS Program Office

Geographic Information Systems Clearinghouse

Geospatial Advisory Council

Chair: Alex Chaucer


Vice Chair: Sheri Norton
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

2016 NY State Geospatial Advisory Council

Left to Right: Michael Naughton, Todd Nelson, Frank Winters, Eric Herman, Austin Fisher, Alex Chaucer, Bill Johnson,
David Richardson
, Douglas Freehafer, Jeff Herter, Jonathon Mayr, Sheri Norton, Richard Johnston, David Jorgensen, Ann Deakin, Matthew Owen, Jeff Quackenbush

Not shown: Laura Feitner Calarco, Mike Ross, Colin Reilly,

Meeting Minutes and Governance


Previous: 12/13/2016, 9/14/2016 pdf, 6/14/2016 pdf, 3/15/2016 pdf, 12/9/2015 pdf, 12/9/2016 Federal Report pdf
9/16/2015 pdf, 6/11/2015pdf, 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 Documentpdf
  • History and Structure of GIS Coordination in NYS

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

  • Geospatial Advisory Council Member Termspdf
  • Past NYS Geospatial Advisory Council Representativespdf
  • 2015 Council Representatives
  • Related Documents

  • Strategic Planning for New York's Statewide Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Geospatial Advisory Council Overview for 2015 NYGeoConpdf

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