Call for Maps & Paper Presentations

The Call for Abstracts for the 2020 West Virginia GIS Conference sponsored by the West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals and the West Virginia Office of GIS Coordination is now open! Our biennial conference brings together professionals from across our wild and wonderful state to share their knowledge and experience. Our 2020 conference theme is Driving GIS Technology with a Clear Vision Ahead. Please submit a paper proposal that highlights your ideas, analysis, results, projects, programs, applications, successes, lessons learned, or challenges in showing how GIS helps us understand West Virginia and the world around us.

Abstracts will be accepted through 5pm on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Please send your abstract to Chelsea White at:

  • Paper presentation sessions will be held on June 3, 2020. Typical presentation time slots are 15 - 30 minutes, with 5 minutes for Q&A but if you have a proposal for a longer 60-minute presentation (e.g. panel discussion) please submit your abstract and also contact Aaron Cox and or Colleen Lemasters, Co-Chairs of the Conference Committee at or to discuss. 

Attention students and teachers!

Do you integrate GIS as part of your teaching? Have you or your students made a map or Story Map? We want to see it!  

We are dedicating a half day of the 2020 WV GIS Conference to highlight your work! We are inviting all grades of students and teachers to attend, present, or submit a map for our conference. Submit a map or talk for our student presentations! We are awarding PRIZES for map contestant winners in each grade group. We would like to introduce our future GIS talent to the West Virginia GIS community and showcase some of the work that is being done around the state.  

Please contact Kevin Kuhn at for more information in regards to the student maps or presentations.