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Last month, NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council) hosted their annual Midyear Meeting. makepath has been a part of the NSGIC community since last year and we have enjoyed engaging with GIOs (Geographic Information Officers) of several U.S. states and GIS professionals across the country. 

makepath also had the honor of participating in the 2021 NSGIC Innovation Summit, as part of this year’s Midyear meeting.

Brendan Collins, makepath Co-founder, was one of five Innovation Summit speakers. The focus of Brendan’s talk was “The Latest on Open Source Tools for GIS”.

He gave an overview of major advances in the open source Geo community and introduced some key open source GIS tools for GIOs to introduce to their teams, including Dask, Numba, CuPy, Datashader and Xarray-Spatial.


You can watch a recording of Brendan’s presentation here.

To learn more about the NSGIC community, check out the NSGIC GeoJava blog.


Have any thoughts about how government agencies can fully and securely leverage open source GIS tools? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. 

If you have any questions about NSGIC or how you can learn more about statewide GIS initiatives, drop us a line at contact@makepath.com.