Welcome to Virginia Association for Mapping and Land Information Systems (VAMLIS)


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Conference News & Schedule


VAMLIS is pleased and excited to announce the Keynote Speaker for the 25th Annual Virginia GIS Conference!


Scott Oppman, Local Government Project Manager for Esri, has been selected as the Keynote Speaker for this year’s conference.  See Scott’s bio, click here.


We hope you will join us for the conference this year at the Greater Richmond Convention Center September 15-16. To register, click this link http://www.vamlis.org/Event/11/2014-Virginia-GIS-Conference.


  • Tentative Training Offerings for Monday September 15th (Full Schedule Here)
    • Workshop: Configuration and use of ArcGIS Collector and Operations Dashboard

    • ArcGIS for Open Data

    • Introduction To OpenStreetMap

    • Maps and the Open Web

    • Web Maps: Leveraging ArcGIS Online, Google, and other sources for the non-programmer

    • System architecture and capacity planning for Esri systems

    • Using Python:  Build a script to automate the uploading of your GIS data to ArcGIS Online Open Data

  • Esri #GeoDev Meetup, Monday Evening at Triple Crossing Brewery


Register for the 2014 Virginia GIS Conference!  Click the "2014 Conference" tab above to access the registration page.


Submissions for Posters and Web Apps extended until September 8th!

Want to submit a poster? Click Here

Want to show off your web map?  Click Here

More information about awards and judging criteria for posters (web map section coming soon) can be found HERE.


Sunday, September 14th: Hike/Walk & Social

We're planning a walk around Richmond on Sunday afternoon/evening followed by a small social.  The walk will include a tour of the capitol that starts at 2pm followed by a walking tour of Richmond.  A meetup is planned at the Capitol Ale House at 6pm. 

This event is free but please let us know if you would be interested in attending when you register.  For the schedule and planned route please click this link.



Conference Sponsors

ESRIJMT Technology Group



Reception Sponsor





Axis GeoSpatial


Virginia Tech

Virginia Association of Surveyors



Our Mission  

The Virginia Association for Mapping and Land Information Systems is a professional association in Virginia designed to provide educational and networking opportunities for professionals who have an interest in the mapping sciences in Virginia.


Why Join VAMLIS?
Formed in 1989, VAMLIS founding members recognized a need to bring together individuals and organizations that are involved and concerned with the mapping sciences. Promoting the free exchange of knowledge and information, VAMLIS offers its members access to a variety of educational and networking opportunities. Striving to be the voice of the mapping sciences industry, VAMLIS encourages a high standard of professionalism among its members and promotes educational, instructional, communication and legislative programs to further advance the profession.

Click Here to Join VAMLIS or Renew Your Membership.


Freedom of Information Act

Great material on FOIA in Virginia, including resources and reference materials: Powerpoint Presentation from VITA

For complete information on VA FOIA visit The Virginia Freedom of Information Act Advisory Council’s webpage: