|News from the Office of GIS Coordination|
There are many GIS activities to report in the State:
(1) WV Broadband Mapping Program & Grants
(2) WV Cadastral Business Plan
(3) LiDAR and Imagery Business Plan
Learn more at the WV GIS Conference or email Tony at Tony.A.Simental@wv.gov.
|GIS Conference Highlights|
| The 2012 WV GIS Conference will be here soon. It is not too late to register!
- Nearly 200 people and 22 exhibitors have registered for the conference
- 8 plenary sessions, 37 individual oral presentations, 15 posters, 4 hands-on workshops
- Speakers Gov. Tomblin, State Senator Sypolt, & GISCI Executive Director Sheila Wilson
- 3 evening socials for networking with professionals and friends
- Geospatial Jeopardy and Geocaching and more!
Dr. Sheila Wilson
The Conference Keynote on Wednesday, May 9th, will be given by Dr. Sheila Wilson, Executive Director of the GIS Certificate Institute since December 1, 2009. New and current GIS Professionals will be recognized at the meeting. There are currently 30 GIS Professionals (GISP) listed for West Virginia on the GISP Registry.
In June 2011 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.
Remember that WVAGP will reimburse 50% of the GIS certification or renewal fee for its members who reside or work in West Virginia.
|Election of Board of Directors|
Don't forget to vote for 6 directors for the 2012 WVAGP Board Election.
>> 2012 WVAGP Election Packet <<
|Monongahela Forest Geospatial News|
Sam Lammie reports that the U.S. Forest Service geospatial staff recently completed the annual update of the 2012 Motor Vehicle Use Maps
. These district maps show designated routes that are open to motorized use for all vehicles licensed and street legal under state law. These maps are available online from the Monongahela National Forest website. Also refer to Geospatial Notes for April 2012.
|WV NAIP 2011 |
|Natural Color & CIR|
WV NAIP 2011:
Three compressed versions of the 2011 natural and color infrared imagery are available now: (1) MrSID county mosaics, (2) JPEG 2000 4-band compressed quarter quads, and (3) MrSID compressed quarter quads with USGS quad naming convention. http://www.wvgis.wvu.edu/data/dataset.php?ID=441
|2012 GIS Roll Call Report |
The first draft of the 2012 GIS Roll Call has been published. Over 60 not-for-profit agencies
|Roll Call Report|
completed GIS surveys for the report.
Learn more about the geospatial activities and trends of other federal, state, regional or local organizations in West Virginia.
It is still not too late to include your agency's report. Make sure your agency is represented!