WV Association of Geospatial Professionals
December 2010
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Office of GIS Coordination
2010 WV GIS Conference
Surveying Bill
Training Survey

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Message from the President
Dear WV GIS Community,Rob Shaffer - WVAGP President

I hope that you find this newsletter informative and interesting, and look forward to seeing many of you at future WVAGP meetings.  Non-members are welcome to attend.

(1) Membership Meeting, 7 Dec 2010, Clarksburg
(2) Training Event, April, Location TBD
(3) Annual Meeting/Training, May-June, Jefferson County



Robert Shaffer
WVAGP President                              Mapping the Mountain State

GIS Day at the Capitol
WV State CapitolOn November 17, 2010, GIS professionals converged on the Capitol to increase the awareness of geospatial technologies in the State.  Governor Tomblin signed a GIS Proclamation prepared by Tony Simental, WV State GIS Coordinator.
News from the Office of GIS Coordination
ESRI LogoThere are many GIS activities to report in the State:
(1) Statewide Mapping of broadband, public service districts, flood maps, etc.
(2) New strategic plan, GIS Executive Order 10-10, GIS Day Proclamation
(3) New business plan envisioned for cadastral data

Come to the WVAGP meetings to learn more or email me at Tony Simental.

2010 WV GIS Conference (June 7-10)
Exhibitor Hall - 2008 WV GIS ConferenceIn case you missed the WV 2010 GIS Conference, video of Governor Manchin's speech, presentations, pictures, and awards can be found at the  2010 WV GIS Conference website.  Thanks to all the sponsors and hosts for making the conference a success.  Make plans to attend the 2012 WV GIS Conference in Morgantown, WV.
WV Bill Approved Delineating Scope of Practice for GIS and Surveying Professionals
GIS-Surveying Common Ground
In 2009, based upon recommendations of the GIS-Surveying Committee, both WVAGP and WVSPS approved resolutions 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.  Importantly, these new rules help to delineate the scope of practice for GIS and Surveying professionals. In June 2010, legislation HB 4450 related to land surveyors (Chapter 30, Article 13A) was approved by Governor Manchin.  Specifically, paragraph 10, Scope of Practice, includes the "Inclusions and Exclusions of Surveying Practice."
Training Survey
Instructor-Led GIS Training
WVAGP desires to enhance educational and training opportunities for its membership and statewide geospatial community.

Please take the online workshops survey, ranking your top five choices. Results of this survey will be used to schedule instructor-led workshops for this next year.  Click here to take the Online Survey.