It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 9th Annual NW PA GIS Conference. This conference presents some of the best geographic information system (GIS) practices in our community today.

Preparedness, response, and recovery are three key words that have a tremendous significance in emergency and disaster management situations. GIS has played and will continue to play a great role in critical conditions where large amounts of data, spatial and non-spatial, are organized and prepared for the time it is needed most: Emergencies.

Join us at the 9th Annual NW PA GIS Conference to participate in exciting discussions about how to improve our preparedness using geospatial technologies tools. Collaborate in a productive environment of training, sharing, and debating issues that pertain to data exploration and use, and spatial analysis methods and modeling techniques that are designed to help us improve our community preparedness for any unfortunate event that might rise in the future.

Your colleagues will share their experience in project management, data modeling and strategies for disseminating data and knowledge. You will learn how other professionals are using GIS to integrate workflows, enhance communication, and build better partnerships.

You are invited to participate in the 9th Annual Northwest Pennsylvania GIS Conference that will be held on October 16-17, 2014 at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. This link is the formal conference announcement and the preliminary deadlines for registration and material submissions.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
ModelBuilder Basics
Learn about ArcGIS ModelBuilder's capabilities of automating everyday tasks as well as effectively performing analysis in a seamless workflow, which will help you save time and effort in common functions.
ArcGIS Online
It is a pleasure to announce Esri's ArcGIS Online workshop (Free).

Fred McMullen, Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM), National Weather Service.

Links to area hotels and those with special event discounts for the NW PA GIS Conference.
Also, you'll find a link to the conference location (Clarion University > Gemmell Student Center) as well as the parking lot available for conference attendees.

We are accepting posters or map presentations for the 2014 NWPA GIS Conference.  The deadline for a poster or a map abstract is on Wednesday September 24, 2014 by 3:00pm via online registration or email at Contact Arlene Rodriguez for special arrangement at arlene1213@gmail.com.

Conference Maps
A link to maps of Clarion University of Pennsylvania Campus as well as Gemmell Student Center with room layout.

Conference Agenda

Online conference agenda. Keep checking this link as it will be constantly updating till the day of the conference. Any changes to the presentations and/or activities will be posted here on a regular basis.

Sponsoring the conference will allow your company's name to be exposed to all the attendees through exhibition, advertisement on this page as well as during the conference. The NW PA GIS Conference accepts sponsorships through three levels. Please contact Dr. Yasser Ayad (yayad@clarion.edu) for further information with this regards.

Thank you to our current sponsors: