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FDNY & Super Bowl XLVIII
Friday, May 2, 2014
NYPL (5th Ave & 42nd Street)
4:30 - 6:00 PM

Please join us for a presentation by Captain Steven Pollackov on how the Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) developed and utilized geospatial capabilities during the most recent Super Bowl.

The week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII brought dozens of venues and hundreds of scheduled events/activities to the New York City area, transforming the Midtown Manhattan area into Super Bowl Blvd for millions of attendees.  The Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Unit worked with PenBay Solutions to create a new Event Web/Mobile Map Management Solution to visualize the events, locate special event resources and provide necessary information to FDNY resources.

These events/activities provided challenges for the FDNY to be aware of the events being conducted and where they were being conducted.  In addition, the FDNY had to coordinate with various Local, State, Bi-State (New York/New Jersey) and Federal agencies for planning purposes.  To aid other agencies, the FDNY GIS Unit was able to share the Event Web/Mobile Map Management Solution with these agencies.”

South Court Auditorium
The New York Public Library
5th Avenue & 42nd Street

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fdny-super-bowl-xlviii-tickets-11075566317

This event is co-sponsored by The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division, and GISMO.


It is with great sadness that we inform the GIS community of the death of Mark Becker. Mark passed away on February 26, 2014 in a multi-vehicle car accident in New Jersey. He was the leader of the Geospatial Applications Division at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.

Mark's partner, Lori Charkey, has requested that people wishing to memorialize Mark consider a contribution to Bergen SWAN (http://www.bergenswan.org), PO Box 217, Westwood NJ 07675, in lieu of flowers. A student scholarship fund in his honor will be set up in the near future. Notes of condolence may be sent directly to Lori at 141 Demarest Ave, Hillsdale NJ 07642.

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2013 NYGeoCON Videos and Slides

The Powerpoint slides and videos of presentations from the 2013 NYGeoCon are available from the NYS GIS Association website.

GISMO is now affiliated with the NYS GIS Association - please show your support by joining as a *dual* member ($20/year professional; $10 student) by filling out the membership application. Click here to join.

Note: Membership to the gismonyc / GISMO-GIS user group / Virtual GISMO / GISMO listerv continues to be free. To join this group, visit our Yahoo! groups website at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/gismonyc/ and click on the button to "Join This Group!". To attend a GISMO meeting is also free, unless otherwise specified.

Geospatial newbies, neo-geographers & old hands all welcome!
Feel free to bring copies of GIS-related items of interest for distribution to members.

GISMO salutes the many GIS emergency service volunteers, who have given freely of their time and support in response to the World Trade Center tragedy.

Read about GISMO's involvement in the recovery effort.

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