NYS ITS GIS Program Office
Geographic Information Systems Clearinghouse
GIS User Groups and Related Organizations
- New York State
- Western/Finger Lakes
- Central/Southern Tier
- Capital Region/North Country
- Hudson Valley/NYC/Long Island
- Northeast USA
New York State
Area served: New York State
Description: The NYS GIS Association is a growing non-profit organization for New York professionals involved in GIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), land information systems (LIS), remote automated mapping and related geospatial technologies. The organization is designed for those involved in the GIS community to exchange knowledge and ideas regarding important topics facing the industry in the coming years. The Association promotes a forum for open discussion regarding the direction of the GIS profession.
Area served: Nine county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties
Description: GIS/SIG is the GIS User's Group serving the Rochester - Genesee - Finger Lakes region of NY State. We're an incorporated non-profit run by a dedicated group of volunteers. We've been hosting an annual conference since 1991, and we also host several lunch programs and networking events each year.
James Jones, PE, CFM, Town Engineer
Town of Tonawanda Technical Support Dept.
2919 Delaware Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217
(716) 957-1573 Direct
Description: The Western New York GIS User Group (WNYGISUG) is an organized group of GIS professionals. The group's mission is to foster and encourage GIS technologies, advocate GIS use and development and provide the WNY GIS community with sharing and learning opportunities.
Area served: Upstate New York, Vermont, and North Central Pennsylvania
Description: The mission of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences, and to promote the responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS and supporting technologies. Spatial information answers the questions who, what, when, and primarily where. The ASPRS is committed to providing the highest quality spatial information to all people for effective decision making and better understanding to improve their quality of life.
Weiler Mapping, Inc.
150 N. Main StreetSuite 400
Elmira, NY 14901 USA
Area served: Southern Tier
Tug Hill Commission
Dulles State Office Building 6th Floor
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Area Served: The region consists of 41 towns (containing 21 villages) in portions of Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, and Oswego counties.
Description: Informal organization of users and potential users of geographic data within the Tug Hill Region of New York State.
PAR Government Systems Corporation
314 S. Jay Street
Rome, NY 13440
Area served: Centers on Mohawk Valley but draws from many surrounding counties
Description: Informal group, no bylaws. Primarily an outreach organization for showcasing GIS technology. Meets quarterly.
Capital Region/North Country
Capital Region ARC/INFO User Group (CAP ARC)
137 Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Area served: Albany and the Greater Capital District
Adirondack Communities and Conservation Program
138A River Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Area served: Adirondack Park and surroundig area north of the Mohawk.
Description: Informal organization of users and potential users of geographic data. The user group meets twice a year.
Washington County Real Propert Tax Services Department
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Area served: Lower Adirondack Region (Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Washington, & Warren Counties)
Description: Informal organization of users and potential users of geographic data within the southern Adirondacks
Hudson Valley/NYC/Long Island
Catskill GIS Users Group
Delaware County Planning Department
PO Box 367
Corner of Page and Gallant Avenues
Delhi, NY 13753
Group E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Area served: Delaware, Ulster, Greene, Putnam, Dutchess, Fulton, and Schoharie Counties
Description: The Catskill GIS Users Group serves public employees within such agencies as Real Property Tax, Planning, Information Technology and New York City Department of Environmental Protection who are GIS users (beginning to advanced). Other involved agencies include Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Catskill Watershed Corporation and New York State Department of State. All of these entities work cooperatively in coordinating GIS needs and data sharing to fulfill watershed protection within the New York City Watershed.
132 West 31st Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Area served: New York Metropolitan Area
Description: GISMO is a user-oriented group of professionals from New York City agencies, universities, public and private orgainizations using or learning to use mini- or micro- based Geographic Information Systems. GISMO is a forum to share geocoded data and data processing techniques, software training, news from GIS publications, meetings, vendors, etc.
Captain Steven Pollackov
FDNY GIS Unit
9 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Area served: New York City Metropolitan Area
Description: The New York City Arc User Group (NYC ARC) is an independent group of ESRI product users. Its purpose is to provide a forum for product discussion, data and script sharing, networking and mini-training. NYC ARC's membership includes GIS professionals from government, non-profit organizations and the private sector.
NYC ARC typically meets several times each year. Meetings consist of presentations by members and demonstrations of new ESRI products. Users of all levels of experience are welcome.
Kathryn J Eiseman; AICP
Environmental & Community Planning
Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC
572 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631-427-5620 ext. 208
Area served: Long Island, NY
Description: LiArc is a GIS group designed to address issues specific to ESRI software. Meetings are held at Suffolk Community College Corporate Training Center located on the Brentwood Campus twice a year.
Jim Daly, Chairperson
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Area served: Long Island, NY
Description: The Long Island Geographic Information Systems Users Group was formed in 1987 to enhance communication and cooperation among GIS professionals on Long Island. LIGIS meetings are held twice annually, in the spring and the fall, and serve professionals interested in GIS and computerized mapping in the context of Long Island. LIGIS is user-oriented and run on a completely volunteer basis by its members; it has neither a formal budget nor a formal mandate from any other organization or branch of government. It is supported by the labor and services donated by members and the organizations that employ them. LIGIS is in the process of scanning and making available old issues of its newsletter, "Coordinates."
NCGIS Users Group
Joseph T. Jones
Nassau County GIS
1550 Franklin Avenue
Mineola, NY 11501
Area served: Nassau County and its licensed participants.
Tim Gunn, P.E.
Geospatial Applications Developer
Area served: US northeast