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GIS Related Resources!


The following links should help you to navigate the world of GIS more confidently. These sites are listed solely for their informational content. Tompinks County GIS does not endorse any organization, product or procedures contained herein.

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GIS Associations/ GIS Users Groups

  • NYS GIS Association- Keep up with what's happening with GIS in NYS including, jobs, webinars, conferences, etc.
  • NEARC (Northeast Arc Users Group)- An independent, volunteer organization dedicated to helping users of Esri GIS software to be more successful
  • GIS/SIG (GIS Sharing Special Interest Group)- educational user's group whose primary mission is to foster the understanding of GIS technology
  • GISMO (NYC GIS and Mapping Organization) is a forum for sharing data and data processing techniques, software training, news from GIS publications, meetings, vendors, etc.
  • Synergisa community of GIS professionals, managers, researchers, and students from Ithaca, NY and the surrounding area. 
  • BayGeo- a non-profit, professional organization that organizes bi-monthly educational forums, annual conferences, and periodic technical tours on a broad range of geospatial technology.


Local/State/ Federal

Education/ News

  • Mao@Syst- The geospatial technologies Community for extension. They provide resources about the use of mapping in outreach and engagement, including webinars, map examples, stories about maps in action and how-to's.
  • David Rumsey Map Collection – contains to date over 6,400 maps online and focuses on rare 18th and 19th century
  • – Everything GIS (run by ESRI)
  • Directions Magazine – GIS News Source
  • GISCorps – Volunteer your GIS Professional expertise to help those in need
  • ESRI Edication- Resources and Insights for Administrators and Students
  • Master's in Data Science- a quick summary of industry apps, tools and technologies and degree programs

General Reference

  • GISuser – National data clearinghouse and more …
  • Freegis-free GIS software, and development, plans, and information
  • GIS Cafe – Lots of Links and Info About GIS and the Profession
  • – Find trails in your area, online topographic maps
  • Google Earth- A Planet’s worth of imagery and other geographic info right on your desktop
  • Urisa- GIS professional organization, and certification resources

Favorite Web Mapping Applications

Below are some of our favorite web mapping applications. They are from all over the States and most of them were taken from a sampling of the ESRI GIS Users Web App Site List. Tompkins County has its own list of local mapping applications at Mapping Tompkins.