Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists


Welcome to the

Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists


Pamunkey soil series pictured above.

Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists

2017 Annual Conference

Thursday/Friday, October 19-20, 2017

Good for 12 CEU's for complete conference

Click here for Program and Registration Form
or go to VAPSS PayPal Page and pay online

Surface and Subsurface Analytics 
in the Age of GIS and GPS

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. - Registration – English Inn of Charlottesville

9:00 – Welcome by Joe Felton, VAPSS President

What should conference attendees hope to gain from the VAPSS Fall Conference:

  • Learn the basics of GIS systems and how they can be used by the field Soil Scientist;
  • Learn how the latest GPS systems and how they can be used in the field and for mapping;
  • Learn about LIDAR mapping and datasets and how it is being used for certain determinations;
  • Updates on NRCS mapping;
  • Review of Geophysical surveys;
  • See demonstrations in the field on GPS, geophysical instruments and Ground Penetration Radar;
  • See local soil profiles!!!

Featured Speakers and Topics


Chris Gist MS, GISP, GIS Specialist, UVA Library – Scholars’ Lab 

Tim Triplett, Duncan Parnell – Trimble Surveying, Mapping, and GIS

Bryan Vickers, Northeast Director, GROUND PENETRATING RADAR SYSTEMS, INC 

Ben Marshall, Frederick NRCS Soil Survey Leader

Allison Leapard, NRCS Soil Resource Specialist and Adjunct Instructor, Earth & Environmental Science Dept., Virginia Wesleyan University


Hotel  Arrangements

Meeting Location:   The English Inn of Charlottesville

2000 Morton Dr

                   Charlottesville VA 22903

    Map: English Inn


Rooms: $101.99

               Call-in or Online code:  101917VS

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