It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 17th Annual NW PA GIS Conference. This conference presents some of the best Geographic Information System (GIS) practices in our community today.

It is undeniable that data collection techniques have witnessed a tremendous leap forward in the past decade. From the deployment of drones to the use of crowd-sourcing techniques, connected to disconnected data collections have become more mainstream than ever. Join us in October to explore the wide variety of processes involved in data collection from fieldwork until it reaches the end user. Share your work with other professionals and academics in an exciting and fruitful environment for education and networking.