Welcome to the 2021 WV GIS Virtual Conference

As the largest gathering of geospatial professionals in West Virginia, the 2021 WV GIS Virtual Conference will bring together professionals from across our wild and wonderful state to share their knowledge and experience. This two-day meeting will provide learning opportunities for both members and non-members interested in best practices in mapping technologies, natural resource management, Lidar, and economic development.

Meet Our Workshop Presenter: ArcGIS Pro

Aaron Maxwell

Aaron Maxwell is currently an Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University. He teaches geospatial science courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. He is also the director of West Virginia View, a consortium of public, private, and non-profit remote sensing organizations in West Virginia, and a faculty director of the West Virginia GIS Technical Center. Prior to coming to West Virginia University, he was an Assistant Professor at Alderson Broaddus University where he taught a wide variety of courses related to GIS/Remote Sensing, Environmental Science, and Geology. Prior to teaching, he worked as a Remote Sensing Analyst at the Natural Resource Analysis Center (NRAC) at West Virginia University. The primary objectives of his work are to investigate computational methods to extract useful information from geospatial data to make informed decisions and to train students to be effective and thoughtful geospatial scientists and professionals.
Aaron Maxwell

Meet Our Workshop Presenter: Next Gen 9-1-1

Drew Fioranelli

Drew Fioranelli, GISP
GITA (Geospatial Information & Technology)
GITA (Geospatial Information & Technology)
Drew Fioranelli, GISP is a career GIS professional and thought leader supporting local government geospatial efforts for over 15 years. In his current role as a Business Development Manager for Michael Baker International’s public safety team, DATAMARK, Drew provides solutions and support for GIS and public safety professionals transitioning to Next Generation 9-1-1. He previously served as the GIS Director for Fauquier County, VA, supporting geospatial efforts within the county and implementing emerging geospatial technologies to better serve the community. He is currently in his 3 year serving as the President of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), a global non-profit whose mission is to educate, connect, and advocate for geospatial professionals.

Event Schedule

Virtual Help Desk7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome & Introductions8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
State GIS Coordinator Updates8:40 AM - 8:50 AM
Roll Call - Local8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Roll Call - State9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Roll Call - Federal9:40 AM - 9:50 AM
Break9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
State Society Reports10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Business Meeting11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Networking Lunch12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Presentations - B1:30 PM - 5:05 PM
Presentations - A1:30 PM - 5:05 PM
Workshop: Next Gen 9-1-19:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop: ArcGIS Pro9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Break12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Exhibitor Sessions1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Break2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Roundtable Discussion: GIS & Surveying2:15 PM - 3:45 PM



Free WVAGP Custom Print to First 100 Registered

The first 100 registrants for this year's virtual conference will receive this custom-designed map of West Virginia FREE!

Designed and printed by Base Camp Printing Company, this design showcases some of the most traveled and popular locations throughout the Mountain State.

Registration Fees

Conference Only (Existing Members)

Conference + New or Renewal Membership*

Conference Only (Non Membership)




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*Price includes membership dues
**All sessions are included with your registration fee