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1 A Community of GIS Professionals in NYS NYS GIS association 11-8-2013

2 NYS GIS Association A Message From the NYS GIS Association President “The application of GIS is limited only by the imagination of those who use it”. -Jack Dangermond, Esri It is the intention of the NYS GIS Association to support GIS practitioners within the State, and beyond, as they strive to find new and innovative ways to apply GIS. We endeavor to create a cooperative environment while providing many professional development opportunities. The Association has dozens of members who volunteer their time to provide you with services, maximizing the value of your investment. Please join us.” -Julie Tolar

3 NYS GIS Association Who We Are!  Board of Directors and Committee Chairs  President: Alan Leidner, New York City  Incoming President, Regional Committee: Julie Tolar, Rochester  Past President, Conference & Legislative Committees: Bruce Oswald, Albany  Board member & Communications: Carol Zollweg, Rochester  Board member, Conference & Regional Committees: Verne LaClair, New Hartford  Board member: Dale Morris, Buffalo  Board member and Education Committee: Amy Work, Auburn  Professional Development Committee: Richard Quodomine, Albany  Legislative Committee: Joseph Jones, Long Island  Private Sector Committee: Michael Zoltek, Pictometry  Education Committee: Ann Deakin, Western NYS  Membership Committee: Razy Kased, Rochester  Secretary: Michelle Debyah, Pittsford  Treasurer: Christa Hay, Latham  And 500 members!!!

4 NYS GIS Association NYS GIS Association Develops!  Professional development  Past Public Events: “New GIS Horizons in Emergency Response” at Google HQ in NYC, February, 2013 “NYS Geospatial Summit” in Skaneateles, New York, November 2012  Past Webinars: “Python Training” Dr. James Zollweg, Oct. 2013 “Westchester Enterprise GIS: Practical Applications” Sam Wear, Sept. 2013 “Huntington Sandy Debris Removal Application” Mike Naughton, LIGIS, July, 2013 “Predicting Disaster” Dr. Christian Renschler, State University at Buffalo “Election and the Impact of Redistricting in NY State” Steven Romalewski, CUNY “Making Use of Federal Homeland Security GIS Resources” Julia O’Brien, FEMA; Alan Leidner, HIFLD “New Features in ArcGIS 10.1” ESRI “NOAA Online Resources” Hosted by Ed Levine, NOAA  Past Lunchtime Geospatial Chats: “GIS & the State of the State” William Johnson, NYS GIO

5 NYS GIS Association  Advocating on behalf of GIS Professionals across the State!  Letter to Governor on AAG Resolution: Geography in K-12 Education  Letter to Board of Regents opposing State Ed’s recommendations to make global history & geography exams optional  Responding to Surveyors Legislation Voicing GIS concerns and actively negotiating with NYSAPLS and the NYS Department of Education NYS GIS Association Advocates!

6 NYS GIS Association NYS GIS Association Educates!  Supporting education with GIS in K-12  Established Statewide agreement with Esri for all K-12 educators in New York State

7 NYS GIS Association NYS GIS Association Educates! (cont.)  GIS in Higher Education through...  developing a network of college GIS programs bringing together faculty and students across the state  fostering research and development opportunities for faculty with members from other institutions, governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and private companies  facilitating student involvement both as a learning tool and as a means of connecting to future employers and graduate schools,  showcasing faculty and student expertise through training opportunities in the form of webinars and pre-conference workshops.  GIS in informal educational settings such as 4-H, Girls and Boys Club, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts, among many others.

8 NYS GIS Association  Providing a conduit for communication  Association web site: Regular updates Find: Meetings Conferences Training Jobs Calendar & more NYS GIS Association Communicates!

9 NYS GIS Association News Updated Often NYS GIS Association Communicates! (cont.) Association News Featured Items Stay Connected Join/Log In/ Member Map Upcoming Events and General GIS News

10 NYS GIS Association  Providing a conduit for communication  Twitter account:  Facebook page:  LinkedIn account (link on website)  RSS feed for addition to News items  Association Blog NYS GIS Association Communicates! (cont.)

11 NYS GIS Association NYS GIS Association Networks!  2012 Geospatial Summit in Skaneateles  We celebrated the 50 th Anniversary of GIS with Roger Tomlinson, great sessions and terrific networking  2013 NYGeoCon In Saratoga Springs  Attendance up 40% from 2012!  Jack Levis (the UPS Guy) Keynotes!  2014 Geospatial Summit

12 NYS GIS Association NYS GIS Association Collaborates!  The NYS GIS Association Regional Committee works to network with NYS Regional, County & Municipal GIS Groups  Close working relationships with GIS/SIG, LIGIS, Westchester GIS, Western NYS GIS, Adirondacks GIS, and Others  NYC GISMO has a formal affiliation with NYS GIS Association that includes dual membership  Locally developed presentations and webinars are shared across the State DRAFT

13 NYS GIS Association The Benefits of Membership  Protecting the interests of GIS professionals by actively monitoring legislation affecting our jobs  Reduced prices to attend the NYGeoCon & future Summits and Conferences  Informative professional development webinars and training events!  Networking with colleagues  GISP and education credits  Resume’ postings & job opportunities  Keeping abreast of the latest GIS developments!

14 NYS GIS Association The Benefits of Membership: ROI  Value of time volunteered on your behalf: $130,000/500 members = $260/member  Value of professional development webinars = $285/member (assumes attendance at 3 events)  Cost of membership: $10 annually  Does not include cost or value of Conference attendance  ROI = $260 + $285 = $545/year or 55x Cost  YOU CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO JOIN!

15 NYS GIS Association NYS GIS Association Grows!  Membership at record levels!  More than 500 members Up 20% from last year!  Membership year – July 1 st – June 30 th  inus/join

16 NYS GIS Association NYS GIS Association Answers!  If you have any questions about our organization or would like more information about being a member please contact:  Razy Kased – Chair Membership Committee  E-mail -  Call at 585-454-0190 x20  Visit us at

17 Thank You! NYS GIS association NYS GIS Association 2013

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