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

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Dear VAMLIS Members and Friends:

The 2016 Executive Board has recently voted to hold the next Virginia GIS conference in the spring of 2017.  This change will allow the Board to spend part of this calendar year focusing on providing the additional benefits to VAMLIS members.  Over the last several years, all of our time and effort was spent planning the annual conference, which left little time to arrange other activities for members.  We hope that in highlighting the other opportunities that VAMLIS offers its members that we may see an increase participation and involvement in the organization.

Planning efforts for the conference will still be ongoing this year and having additional time will help as we evaluate feedback from past participants and work to incorporate suggestions.  Putting on this significant annual event would not be possible without help from folks in the GIS community.  So be thinking about how you can help and stay tuned for a call for volunteers.

Here’s a short list of what’s in store in the next year for VAMLIS and its members:

  • Award a $1,000 Charles E. McNoldy VAMIS Scholarship to a Virginia college student studying GIS or a geospatial related field. Select VAMLIS members will be asked to judge applications and choose a winner.
  • Regional VAMLIS sponsored half-day user groups/workshops/luncheons as well as socials/happy hours.
  • Two map contests (poster and web) for VAMLIS members with cash prizes awarded
  • And of course, YOUR IDEAS!

We’ll be working with our activities committee on many of these efforts.  If you would like to volunteer for the committee or help in any way please contact us.

We thank you for being a member of VAMLIS and your continued support of this organization.



Malcolm, Aaron, Kendell, Dominic, and Joseph

2016 Executive Board 



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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.

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