It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 11th Annual NW PA GIS Conference. This conference presents some of the best Geographic Information System (GIS) practices in our community today.

Change is inevitable. Whether it is human induced or due to natural phenomena landscapes are always evolving. This year in the NW PA GIS Conference we are going to explore the data, tools, methods, and technologies used in detecting and tracking change. From the most commonly used remotely sensed imagery to the applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in monitoring land change, we are going to explore the past, present and future of the subject matter. We all work to maintain a proper knowledge of our landscapes and we apply different methodologies to achieve our goals. So, regardless of your background, application, and/or affiliation, come and share your work with other professionals in an exciting and fruitful environment for education and networking. Register now.

You are invited to participate in the 11th Annual Northwest Pennsylvania GIS Conference that will be held on October 13-14, 2016 at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. This link is the formal conference announcement and the preliminary deadlines for registration and material submissions. Deadline: September 9, 2016.

Wednesday 10/12/2016
Two pre-conference workshops are now scheduled: Land Surveying and
Introduction to ArcGIS Pro.

Morning Session:
  • Brian Stevens, CP, SP, (Woolpert)

Noon Session:

  • Mark Maguire (Civil & Environmental Consultants (CEC));
  • Matt Mercurio (Civic Mapper, LLC, & Spatial Analytix, LLC); and,
  • Robert Schwartz (Remote Intelligence, LLC)

Accommodation, Parking and Conference Location

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 this year's Conference.  The deadline for a poster or a map abstract is on Wednesday September 9, 2016 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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: