WV Association of Geospatial Professionals
October 2011 
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WVSPS Allied Membership
GISCI Certification

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

I hope to see many of you at the WVAGP membership meeting on November 3rd and upcoming GIS workshops scheduled for this fall.
The WVAGP will continue to sponsor GIS workshops and training.  Please mark your calendar for the biennial 2012 WV GIS Conference to be held in Morgantown on May 8-11.

Upcoming WVAGP-Sponsored Events:
(1) ESRI Land Records Seminar (Oct 19-20)
(2) WVAGP Membership Meeting (Nov 3)
(3) IAAO GIS Workshop for Assessors (Nov 15-16) 



Robert Shaffer
WVAGP President                              Mapping the Mountain State

News from the Office of GIS Coordination
ESRI LogoThere are many GIS activities to report in the State:
Learn more at the WVAGP Membership Meeting or email Tony at Tony.A.Simental@wv.gov.
WVAGP & WVSPS - Allied Members
The WVAGP Board of Directors approved a resolution that the WV Society of Professional Surveyors (WVSPS) become an allied member of WVAGP. As part of a reciprocal arrangement, the WVSPS has invited WVAGP to become an Institutional Affiliate as defined by their current Constitution.  The WVAGP board recently appointed Hussein Elkhansa to be the WVAGP Liaison Representative for the WVSPS. Sam Lammie was also appointed as an alternate.  We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with the WVSPS on issues of similar interest.
HUssein Elkhansa
GIS-Surveying Common Ground
GISCI Certification

During the Annual Meeting in June the WVAGP membership passed a resolution that recognizes the GIS Certificate Institute (GISCI) as the organization capable of providing a complete certification program to the broad spectrum of GIS professionals in the West Virginia GIS community.


On 12 October 2011 the WV GIS Policy Council also passed a motion recognizing the GISCI's certification program.