The NCGIA Advisory Committee met on 10/26/2016. Ling Bian reported the Center’s past activities to engage a broader community in GIS research at the international, national, regional, and campus level. These efforts included intellectual activities (e.g. conferences, seminars), proposal development, and services for the UB community (grant management and graduate student recruitment). The Advisory Committee provided valuable advice on Center’s future activities in engaging broad research communities and providing services to the UB community.