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New York State GIS Association Background Oct. 2007 The New York State GIS Association with support from Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology.

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1 New York State GIS Association Background Oct The New York State GIS Association with support from Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT)

2 New York State GIS Association Background Oct Background  Your professional organization for NYS GIS  501-c Not-for-Profit Organization  Professionals from government, industry/business & academia  Current membership of 280

3 New York State GIS Association Background Oct Mission  Represent NYS GIS professional goals and interests  Advocate of the profession through scholarships, certifications, continuing education, GISP ( other professional development opportunities  Forum to meet and network on a regular basis

4 New York State GIS Association Background Oct Mission  Provide guidance to the GIS professional community on selected topics  Communication with elected officials on key statewide GIS issues and programs

5 New York State GIS Association Background Oct Goals  Support development of the GIS profession throughout the state of New York  Assist, educate, and contribute towards the implementation and development of GIS technology in the state of New York.  Foster a spirit of cooperation among local, state and federal agencies, educational institutions and the private sector in addressing priority GIS issues and data development initiatives for New York.

6 New York State GIS Association Background Oct Goals (cont’d)  Host regular meetings, conferences and technical workshops  Educate the general public about the nature of, and benefits from geospatial information and related technologies  Publish documents, produce educational materials, and promote education pertaining to geographic information and related technologies.

7 New York State GIS Association Background Oct Benefits  Voice, collaboration, open forum  Education and promotion of GIS technologies (business/industry/govt.)  Chance to participate and get involved in helping to shape the future of GIS in NYS

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9 2007 Accomplishments  Organized and established committee structure Marketing Business Development Legislative Regional Education

10 New York State GIS Association Background Oct  Collaboration with CSCIC and NYS Strategic Business Plan Initiative  Increased membership (60+ since February)  Collaboration/promotion of NYS DCJS – Advances in Crime Analysis with GIS 2007 Accomplishments

11 New York State GIS Association Background Oct  Successful NYS Geospatial Summit  Outreach to NYS Association of Counties  First-ever election to be held tomorrow for three board vacancies 2007 Accomplishments

12 New York State GIS Association Background Oct  Re-defining our regional user groups  Put the building blocks in place for the organization to function and expand in the future 2007 Accomplishments

13 New York State GIS Association Background Oct  Outreach and collaboration with NYS Association of Towns and NYS Association of Counties  Private Sector Involvement  Outreach/collaboration with professional organizations – ASCE, APA, NYSAPLS Future Endeavors/Missions

14 New York State GIS Association Background Oct  Emphasis on professionalism in the GIS Community  Utilize NYS GIS List Serve  Google Mashup Workshop/Seminar  Other seminars – PDH certified Future Endeavors/Missions

15 New York State GIS Association Background Oct Board of Directors Jeff Volpe, Bergman Associates Sam Wear, Westchester County GIS Bob Brower, IAGT Bruce Oswald, James W. Sewall Company Sheri Norton, Warren County Christa Hay, CT Male

16 New York State GIS Association Background Oct Next Meeting Annual Meeting Tomorrow 8:30 – 10:00AM Stonehenge A Next Meeting Annual Meeting Tomorrow 8:30 – 10:00AM Stonehenge A

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