Sorry to have missed the active phase of this group back in 2009/2010. That said, I wanted to share the following in the hopes that some of you are still around. This announcement has been shared with four of the local geospatial meetups (OSM Enthusiasts, CrisisMappers, NYC GIS & Cartography Second Monday Meetup, Location Based Apps). Jim McConnell, OEM's Commissioner for Strategic Data, is one of the recipients of the prestigious Sloan Public Service Award this year. The public sector gang within the MetroNYC Geospatial Community, especially GISMO, is turning out in force to celebrate with (& for) Jim. Local geospatial mavens of all stripes (academe, non-profit, private) are welcome to join - *no* RSVP required. See below - the Great Hall at Cooper Union holds a lot of folks>. All best ~dore (aka Dorothy Nash) 2012 SLOAN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS: The FUND FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK invites you to attend the presentation of the 2012 Sloan Public Service Awards honoring outstanding employees of the City of New York. Wednesday, March 14, 2012 The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, Cooper Square Seventh Street and Third Avenue, Manhattan Reception 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm; Award Ceremony starts at 5:45 pm The Sloan Public Service Awards honor outstanding civil servants whose performance and commitment exceed all expectations.