WV Association of Geospatial Professionals
February 2010
In This Issue
WV GIS Conference (June 7-10)
GIS-Surveying Resolutions
ESRI K-12 Statewide License
GIS-T Symposium (April 12-14)
WVAGP Board Nominations
Quick Links
GIS State Coordinator
The WV Association of GIS Professionals was formally incorporated in March 2007 as a non-profit professional organization.  The association was organized for the public benefit for educational and scientific purposes to promote and support geospatial professionals in the effective use and sharing of geospatial information throughout the state of West Virginia.
I hope that you find this newsletter informative and interesting.  Our next membership meeting will be at the WV GIS Conference on Wednesday, June 9, 2010.  I look forward to seeing many of you at the conference and annual meeting. 
Jennings Starcher
WVAGP President 
 Mapping the Mountain State
2010 WV GIS Conference (June 7-10)
Exhibitor Hall - 2008 WV GIS ConferenceThe West Virginia geospatial community is pleased to announce the 2010 WV GIS Conference, to be held June 7-10 at Marshall University, Huntington, WV. The conference is designed for promoting and sharing geographic information and mapping technologies in the Mountain State.
WV State CapitolOn 22 January 2010 the WVAGP Board adopted a resolution in support of HB 4003 and companion bill SB 359 which recognize the association as a GIS User Group in West Virginia.  In 2009 the WVAGP membership adopted a similar resolution in support of this bill.
The WVAGP Board encourages its members to support this legislation.   
GIS-Surveying Resolutions
GIS-Surveying Common GroundIn 2009 the WVAGP membership approved two resolutions related to GIS and surveying.
The first resolution was the approval of a map disclaimer policy to encourage geospatial professionals to appropriately cite data sources on hardcopy maps.     
The second resolution  approved that the "Inclusions and Exclusions of Surveying Practice" as prescribed in Section 210.25 of the NCEES Model Rules, dated August 2008, be incorporated into West Virginia  legislation. The WV Society of Professional Surveyors has passed a similar resolution.  Learn more.
WV Expands STEM Education with ESRI Software
ESRI LogoWest Virginia has adopted ESRI's GIS software statewide as part of its national effort to expand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.  Read more.

Craig Neidig of the Outreach Committee if you are interested in supporting this program or being a GIS Mentor for K-12 teachers and students.
GIS-Transportation Symposium
GIS-T Symposium"Mountains of Opportunity" is the theme of this year's 23nd Annual GIS-T Symposium being held in Charleston, West Virginia, on April 12-14, 2010.
Click here for more information about the symposium, including registration and hotel information.
Call for Board Nominations
WVAGP Board Member - Katherine PaybinsNominations are now open for six board positions whose terms expire on July 1, 2010.  Nominees for the board shall consent in writing to uphold the bylaws of the association, attend all meetings of the board, and accept committee service.
Individuals can nominate themselves to the board.  Please submit all nominations to the Election Chair by email.  Nominations will close April 23, 2010.