QGIS NY 2020

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Given the most recent guidance from NYS and the CDC regarding the coronavirus, the planning committee has made the difficult decision to postpone this event. Registered attendees will receive new conference information from someone on the Planning Committee once a new date has been set.

We hope you, your families, and your communities stay healthy and that this situation resolves quickly.


Not knowing when we might be able to re-schedule an in-person event, we hosted a webinar on May 15 2020 that was attended by 137 people! If you missed it, you can check out the video recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU6XCSUFPLU

QGIS NY: Getting Started with QGIS

Do you want to learn more about QGIS, the free and open source software for mapping and geospatial analysts? This one-hour webinar will present several quick demos to help you get started with QGIS, followed by a panel Q&A, including special guest Kurt Menke, the author of several books about QGIS.

Date and location

Friday, April 3, 2020
Cornell University, Mann Library
Ithaca, NY 14853


A full day of QGIS excitement, with a choice of workshops in the morning, and a series of presentations after lunch.

Tentative schedule:

 8:30am Registration
 9:00am Welcome
 9:30am Choice of QGIS workshops (beginner/advanced)
12:30pm Lunch
 1:30pm QGIS cartography
 2:00pm QGIS and mobile data collection
 2:30pm QGIS features and plugins ("Did you know...")
 3:00pm Panel: Questions and Answers
 followed by Mappy Hour



Registration opened at 9am Jan 30, and we reached our maximum capacity of 50 before 5pm the same day! We later increased capacity to 75, in order to accommodate people from our waiting list.

We also plan to live-stream or recording some sessions.

One goal of this conference it to build a stronger regional open-source GIS community. We will be facilitating a mentor-mentee program in which an experienced QGIS user will be matched with a beginner with similar interests. You can sign up to be a mentor or mentee when you register.