About Us


GISMO is a forum for sharing data and data processing techniques, software training, news from GIS publications, meetings, vendors, etc.  Founded in May 1990, GISMO is user-oriented and run on a completely volunteer basis by our members who come from many NYC agencies, universities, and public and private organizations.  In addition, GISMO provides significant networking and professional development opportunities to its members.  



GISMO was founded in 1990 and was, in its’ heyday, the New York Metropolitan Area’s largest geographic information systems (GIS) users’ group, with over 700 members from city, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector.

GISMO continues to be a valued forum for sharing information on well-established and emerging geospatial technologies along with news from GIS publications, meetings, vendors as well as business, internship and software training opportunities.

GISMO members range from students to savvy practitioners in & out of government: all cite significant benefits over the years from the networking promoted both virtually and in-person.

GISMO programs typically run two-hours.  Future schedules may vary between late afternoon or early evening to accommodate various sectors of the local geospatial community.

GISMO is now affiliated with the NYS GIS Association – please show your support by joining as a *dual* member ($20/year professional) by filling out the membership application at http://www.nysgis.net/joinus/join.

GISMO has extended it’s membership to students for free.  To join as a student member, complete an application at http://www.gismonyc.org/join-gismo-nysgisa/student-membership/.