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

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Coming Up:

Training Is Back!!

You may have seen several announcements about this year’s Conference, in particular the cancellation of training.  Since that announcement, we’ve received training workshop ideas and have enough to bring the training back!

We would like to thank those individuals and companies that stepped up:

  • Esri

    • Workshop: Configuration and use of ArcGIS Collector and Operations Dashboard

  • Jonah Adkins, GIS Inc

    • Introduction To OpenStreetMap

  • Malcolm Echaluce, Prince William County

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

  • Rachel O’Neil, Timmons Group

    • System architecture and capacity planning for Esri systems

  • Damon Pettitt, Albemarle County, and Ruth Emerick, City of Charlottesville

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

In addition to the ones mentioned above, we have a few other training opportunities awaiting final confirmation so be sure to be on the lookout for that!

Training will be held Monday, September 15th.  The Conference – including keynote speaker, presentations, and vendor social will be on Tuesday, September 16th.  Both events will take place at the at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Downtown Richmond. 

Detailed schedule and agenda will be posted shortly.

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


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.


September 14, 2014 Richmond 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.

Please let us know if you would be interested in attending when you register, we'll be announcing more details to come!


Conference Sponsors

ESRIJMT Technology Group


Reception Sponsor





Axis GeoSpatial



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: