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2020 WV GIS Conference

WVAGP is excited to announce the dates and location for the 2020 WV GIS Conference, June 1-4, 2020 in Morgantown at the Erickson Alumni Center!

June 1-4, 2020

Registration is now open! Click Here to register.

Additional Information and Registration is available on the conference website!

GIS at the Legislators Day!

The WVAGP attended the Capitol to showcase some of our work!  Bringing visibility to our industry and letting others see the power of GIS, how it is used in the Mountain State!




GIS Training Cancelled


The West Virginia University administration has asked that all on-campus in-person meetings and workshops be cancelled or held using alternative means (web-based).  This is due to the corona virus.  As a result, we are cancelling the “Transition to ArcGIS Pro” and “ArcGIS Online” courses that were scheduled for March 16-19 on the WVU Morgantown campus and the GIS Foundations Course March 17-19 in Beckley. 

We apologizes for this cancellation and hope to see you in one of our courses in the future.


Kevin Kuhn, 


Aaron E. Maxwell, PhD, GISP

Job Posting: Assessor GIS Mapper

Cadastral GIS Mapper

Fayette County, WV, Assessor - Fayetteville, WV 25840



Job Description: Prepares computer-based assessment tax maps and GIS datasets showing map features, property boundaries, platted lots, recorded bearings and distances, parcel numbers, etc.; performs coordinate geometry or the data conversion process in which a digital map is constructed from written legal descriptions of land parcel boundaries; maintains and publishes surface tax maps in accordance with state mapping guidelines and standards; provides support for the enterprise digital tax map systems via GIS desktop, mobile, and web applications; assists the public by providing information and answering questions regarding properties and tax maps; and functions as a positive and cooperative team member of the Assessor’s office.

Minimum Qualifications: Two years of post-secondary education or training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer aided drafting, or related field. Basic understanding of digital mapping concepts, coordinate systems, projections, etc.

Preferred Qualifications: Cadastral cartographic experience using GIS software with land record applications. One year of practical use with ESRI software to include ArcGIS desktop editing tools and ArcGIS mobile applications.


More information: Indeed

City of Oak Hill GIS Coordinator Position

City of Oak Hill

GIS Coordinator Position – Full-Time

City Manager’s Office


The City of Oak Hill is hiring for a vacancy for its GIS Coordinator position. The GIS Coordinator will be tasked with the daily operation of the city’s cloud enterprise GIS program and mapping duties for all municipal departments and city officials. The position will work directly under the City Manager, but coordinate efforts with staff from every municipal department.

The ideal candidate for this position should have a strong understanding of geography, cartography, and geographic information systems, along with working experience in local government. The ideal candidate will be expected to complete projects in the office and field, leverage data from city, county, and state sources, and develop products for staff, officials, and the general public to consume. The ideal candidate will also identify and leverage new software or methods to address challenges faced by the city.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits are provided.


  • Provide mapping and GIS support to all municipal departments
  • Provide mapping and GIS support to city officials, boards, and committees
  • Coordinate multiple simultaneous projects from all municipal departments with various levels of priority
  • Manage the city’s ArcGIS Online organization and Open Data website
  • Produce monthly City Council Meeting Story Maps
  • Develop and present maps through paper (large plotter and standard printer) and digital formats
  • Independently troubleshoot software and hardware issues that may arise
  • Train staff to utilize GIS solutions in the field and office
  • Present maps and/or data at public meetings, if necessary
  • Scan, georeference, and digitize historical paper maps and documents
  • Develop and follow a city-wide GIS Strategic Plan
  • Provide regular updates on status and needs of city’s GIS


  • An Associate’s Degree in geography, computer science, engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Completed at least 15 credit hours or equivalent coursework in GIS
  • One year of relevant work experience
  • Have working experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online software, including shapefile, geodatabase, and hosted feature layer data types
  • Have working experience with Microsoft Office software suite
  • Strong IT skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in geography, computer science, engineering, or a related field from an accredited four-year institution will count as one year of relevant work experience
  • One to three years of relevant work experience, with one year of experience being in local government
  • Have working experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro, CityEngine, Story Maps, Community/Business Analyst, and ArcGIS Mobile applications such as Workforce for ArcGIS, Survey123 for ArcGIS, and Collector for ArcGIS
  • Able to utilize ArcGIS Solutions for Local Government
  • Able to provide basic training of ArcGIS mobile applications to city staff
  • Able to have a flexible schedule including attending evening meetings
  • Able to write RFPs, grant proposals, and understand GIS contract management
  • Able to understand municipal codified ordinances and how to utilize them within GIS

To Apply

Please bring a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to:

Oak Hill City Hall

100 Kelly Avenue

Oak Hill, WV 25901

You may also mail your documents to the address below:

Attn: City Manager

City of Oak Hill

PO Box 1245

Oak Hill, WV 25901

You may also send your documents digitally, along with any additional questions about this position or the City of Oak Hill to William Hannabass, City Manager, You may reach the City Manager by phone at (304)469-9541.

The application deadline is Friday, September 13, 2019 at 4:00pm.


GIS Analyst Analyst/Staff Scientist

GIS Analyst Analyst/Staff Scientist

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  Managing GIS data for multiple projects in multiple locations.

  Locating and incorporating site specific data as needed.

  Editing and manipulating GIS data for map production and analysis.

  Creating maps for proposals, plans and reports.

  Processing and managing data.

  Manipulating databases to extract data.

Ø  Assisting in some or more of the following activities is likely in addition to GIS duties:

Ø  Stream and wetland delineations, stream and wetland assessment, endangered species surveys, Clean Water Act Permitting, among others.

Ø  Fish and Wildlife identification and survey methodologies;

Ø  Vegetation communities (upland, riparian, and wetlands) and habitat classification and inventory;

Ø  Wildlife species-habitat ecology and related research and monitoring; and

Ø  Biological information synthesis and interpretation, and preparation of technical reports.

Ø  Agency consultation for regulatory compliance/permitting (e.g., National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA], Endangered Species Act [ESA], Clean Water Act [CWA], and state and county equivalents), and

Ø  Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

Ø  Ability and willingness to assume new roles is encouraged.

Position requirements are as follow:


Ø  Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Earth/Environmental Science or related field with 2-5 years of experience.

Ø  Experience with ESRI ArcGIS software products (Arc Map, Arc Scene, etc.).

Ø  Experience with Trimble products and software

Ø  Strong database skills in both GIS and Microsoft environments.

Ø  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ø  The ability to work with various project managers on multiple projects.

Ø  Excellent organizational skills including data management.

Ø  Ability and willingness to travel as needed.



Braden Hoffman M.B.A.
Sr. Project Manager/Scientist
Alliance Consulting, Inc.
124 Philpott Lane
Beaver, WV 25813
Office - 304-255-0491 (ex.146)
Fax - 304-255-4232

Intro to Geoprocessing Using Python

WHAT:  ArcGIS Python Scripting Workshop 

WHEN & WHERE: August 5-7, 2019; WV GIS Technical Center, WVU Brooks Hall (4th Floor), 98 Beechurst Ave., Morgantown, WV  26506.

Day 1: Introduction to Python
Day 2: Geoprocessing in Python
Day 3: Map Automation in Python

COST:  Attend one day or all days.  75 dollars per day for WVAGP members, 150 dollars per day for non-members

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Jamison Conley, WVU Associate Professor of Geography 

WORKSHOP MATERIALS: Materials will be provided at the training site

Registration Here!



Geostatistical Analysis

Spatial statistics is a broad field of interpreting and analyzing geographic data. This workshop introduces you to three of the more commonly used analytical techniques: analysis of spatial autocorrelation, hot spot detection, and geographically weighted regression. We will use ArcGIS 10.6 for all exercises.

August 8 2019 

Register Here!

GIS Foundations 1, 2, 3 (Morgantown WV)

GIS Foundations I, II, III  (June 25-27 2019)
Cost: $75 per day for WVAGP members, $150 for non-members
Registration Coming Soon! for GIS Foundations June 25-27 2019, instructor-led ArcGIS training courses taught by the WV GIS Technical Center at the WVU Morgantown campus. 

Register Here!

Click Here for the Flyer!

Target Audience Prequalifications

WVAGP 2019 Annual Meeting (Adventures on the Gorge)

The WVAGP would like to invite members of the WVAGP to our annual meeting! This year's meeting will be held at the beautiful Adventures on the Gorge Resort!  There are proposed By-law changes this year, and we would love to have members express their voice by voting! Become involved in your state GIS community! 

Please visit the website for more info.