Mission Statement

Advise the State on effective use of geospatial technology resulting in tangible benefits to New York State.

The NYS Geospatial Advisory Council (formerly called the GIS Coordinating Body), was established in 1996 by the Office For Technology (OFT), the predecessor agency to ITS, as an advisory workgroup of NYS GIS stakeholders representing federal, state, and local governments, non-profits, academics, and private interests.

Through its advisory role, the GAC provides guidance to the ITS, Office of the GIO on how 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, through the use of GIS and related technologies.

The GAC, which meets quarterly, is composed of 22 representatives representing the various sectors and geographic regions. Sixteen of these representatives are nominated and elected to 3-year terms. The other positions are ex-officio.

The GAC was instrumental in guiding the development of the new GIS Clearinghouse, and plays a major role in NYS GIS strategic planning efforts.


Chair: Christina Croll

Vice Chair: Sylvie Browne

Executive Director: Elisabetta DeGironimo


Benincasa, Santina
Senior Specialist for Demand Response
PH: 646-877-1325
Con Edison
4 Irving Place
New York, New York  10003
Browne, Sylvie
NYSDOT Photogrammetry
PH: 518-485-7572
FAX: 518-485-1438
NYS Dept. of Transportation (DOT) 
50 Wolf Road
POD 24
Albany, New York  12232
State Government
Campbell, Cattyann
GIS Administrator
PH: 607-274-5418
FAX: 607-274-5420
Tompkins County 
128 E. Buffalo St.
Ithaca, New York  14850
County Government
Croll, Christina
PH: 518-473-7787
FAX: 518-474-7013
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation 
625 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Albany, New York  12238
State Government
Dietrich, Mickey
PH: 315-785-2389
NYS Tug Hill Commission 
Dulles State Office Building
317 Washington Street
Watertown, New York  13601-3782
Local Government
Ducett, Jr. -SDO, Keith E.
Supervisor of Dispatch Operations/GIO
PH: 315-435-5106
FAX: 315-435-8630
Onondaga County 
3911 Central Ave
911 Emergency Communications
Syracuse, New York  13215
County Government
Duncan, Katie
GIS Specialist
PH: 315-477-6506
441 South Salina Street
Suite 354
Syracuse, New York  13202
Federal Government
Fogarty, Emily
Assistant Professor
PH: 631-420-2739
SUNY Farmingdale
2350 Broadhollow Road
Memorial Hall 232
Farmingdale, New York  11735-1021
Hiraldo-Gomez, Ana
Manager of Information Technology Shared Services and Education
PH: 914-995-5162
FAX: 914-813-4024
Westchester County 
112 E. Post Road
Room 365
White Plains, New York  10601
County Government
Holewinski, Christopher
GIS Coordinator
PH: 716-938-2322
Cattaraugus County
207 Rock City Street
Suite 101
Little Valley, New York 14755
County Government
Quackenbush, Lindi
PH: 315-470-4727
FAX: 315-470-6958
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Drive
402 Baker Lab
Syracuse, New York  13210
Rath, Randy
Project / GIS manager
PH: 518-668-3558 310
Lake George Association, Inc. 
PO Box 408
2392 State Route 9N
Lake George, New York  12845
Non Profit
Spraker, Larry
Principal, Northeast Regional Service Leader – Technology
PH: 518-389-3636
FAX: 518-452-0324
100 Great Oaks Boulevard
Suite 118
Albany, New York  12203-7924
Non Profit
Tareen, Karyn
President / CEO
PH: 718-667-3010
FAX: 407-210-3901

GeoCove, Inc.

7014 E. Quaker Road
Orchard Park, New York 14127

For Profit
Tylutki, Erin
GIS Analyst
PH: 315-798-5710
Oneida County Planning Department
321 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501
County Government
Weller, Heather
GIS Specialist
PH: 518-746-2130
FAX: 518-746-2219
Washington County 
383 Broadway
Fort Edward, New York  12828
County Government



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Upcoming Meetings

  • September 19, 2023
  • December 13, 2023

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