Author: Ross Baldwin

NY GeoCon 2017

NY GeoCon 2017

For over 30 years Geospatial Professionals from throughout New York State and surrounding regions have been gathering to network, share and discover the latest in GIS and related technology. NYGeoCon is the premier NYS GIS conference.

NYS Geographic Information Gateway

NYS Geographic Information Gateway

The Geographic Information Gateway (Gateway) is a legislatively mandated (ECL Article 14…see section 14-0111, #4) ) data portal that is managed by the NY Department of State, Office of Planning and Development. It provides easy access to geospatial data for a broad spectrum of users from GIS professionals (published MapServices and download functionality) to decision-makers and the public with a map viewer and story maps.

NYS ShareGIS

NYS ShareGIS

Authoritative GIS data and tools should be easy to discover, understand and available for use by all. The ShareGIS Team has embarked on an initiative to build the ShareGIS environment in answer to the need for a statewide GIS Platform.

Geospatial Data Act of 2017

Geospatial Data Act of 2017

The GeoSpatial Data Act establishes a clear vision, assigns responsibility, provides authority and ensures oversight by Congress of federal geospatial activities. These improvements will help ensure that the United States is able to build and sustain a robust national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI). Support of this legislation is a critical step toward building more resilient communities by ensuring they will have access to the consistent high-quality data they need.

How Hollywood Builds and Destroys Cities with 3D GIS

How Hollywood Builds and Destroys Cities with 3D GIS

There’s a scene in Independence Day: Resurgence where Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel gets blown to bits. Hundreds of cars along the nearby Esplanade Bridge get sucked into the sky. It’s alien Armageddon.
But before extraterrestrials could destroy Singapore, Hollywood had to build its cityscape—a 3D version of it, at least.