2011 GeoSpatial Summit

The NYS GIS Association and the NYS Office of Cyber Security are pleased to announce that the 6th annual NYS GeoSpatial Summit , held on June 15- 16, 2011 at the Welch-Allyn Lodge in Skaneateles, New York, was a highly successful event. Over 130 attendees heard from an outstanding panel of keynote speakers who discussed a wide range of timely issues in the geospatial world. Topics were diverse and included interaction among speakers and attendees on issues such as crowd-sourcing of spatial data, satellite imaging systems, GIS for intelligence gathering, and the use of geospatial technology in urban design. Based on comments from those in attendance, the Welch-Allyn venue once again proved to be a beautiful setting for both the evening reception on June 15th as well as the full day Summit on June 16th.

Comments from those who attended the 2011 GeoSpatial Summit:

"What do you like about the NYS GeoSpatial Summit?"

  • "High quality of speakers"
  • "It's about ideas and out of the box thinking"
  • "This conference makes you think ideas, concepts, what if, and the future"
  • "The format of the program - no overload of presentations; easier to think about, absorb, understand the topics"
  • "Interacting with colleagues as well as vendors in "non-show" environment"
  • "It is the best event I attend"

Make sure to include attending future NYS GeoSpatial Summits in your long-range plans. Keep abreast of information about future Summits through the NYS GIS Association website and announcements.


Summit Receives a Grant from the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation!


Prices "Rolled Back" to 2008!

For the first time ever, the NYS GeoSpatial Summit has received a grant from the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.  This grant has enabled the Summit to "roll back" the registration and sponsor prices to our 2008 levels to encourage a broad participation in the Summit by geospatial practitioners and students across New York.  Register early today for just $85!


Walk-in Registration Welcome

We are equipped to handle on-site registration and payment at the evening reception and the Summit.  It's never too late for the reception, or to bring a friend or colleague to either event!


New this year is a unique feature- "crowd sourcing" of questions for Learon Dalby, our Reception speaker!

Attending the NYS GeoSpatial Summit can now be even more relevant when you participate with others in setting the direction of the reception talk. Submit questions that you want Learon to address. This is your chance to insure that his talk is relevant to your needs.  Please provide your questions or comments through either of these sites and then come and listen to the discussions they stimulate:

GoogleModerator- http://goo.gl/ksbPk
GoogleDocs- http://goo.gl/rvzPI




The roster of speakers for the GeoSpatial Summit is complete, and it includes Adena Schutzberg of Directions Magazine, Max Baber from US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, Alyssa Wright of OpenGeo, Kyle Schmackpfeffer from ITT Geospatial Systems, Nicolas de Monchaux from UC Berkeley, Mike Dobson of TeleMapics LLC, and Learon Dalby from the Arkansas Geographic Information Office.


Why Come to the Summit?


The Summit is a unique opportunity to learn about the direction that the geospatial industry is going as well as how it is helping to shape the world.

This event provides attendees with a unique forum intended to bring together the best in the geospatial industry, to discuss the latest events shaping the industry and engage geospatial professionals in New York in frank and open dialogs on a wide range of topics.

Select individuals from around the country are invited to speak in the morning and afternoon on cutting edge topics.  At the end of each ½ day session a panel discussion allows attendees to engage each of the speakers to answer questions they may have or open discussions on new areas of interest.

The discussion is, indeed, stimulating and attendees always leave the Summit rich in the knowledge they have gained as well as the thoughts that have been provoked! at the spectacular setting in historic Skaneateles Falls, NY in the finger lakes region.


2010 Summit Review


The NYS GeoSpatial Summit is organized jointly by the NYS GIS Association and the NYS Office of Cyber Security. The event is funded entirely through registration fees and the support of the sponsors; no state funds are used.