Welcome & 2014 Keynote


Just a few days until EnerGIS 2014

The Conference committee is looking forward to seeing you at: Range Resources, 3000 Town Center Blvd. Canonsburg, PA 15317


Welcome to the EnerGIS 2014 website!  The GITA Mid-Atlantic Chapter and the EnerGIS 2014 organizing committee are looking forward to another successful conference.  We hope you can join us this September in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania for an educational and fun conference focusing on the geospatial needs and technologies for the energy industries.

This year we have papers focusing on: wind power, oil and gas field development, GIS mobility for natural gas utilities, web based GIS applications for electrical transmission systems, cloud based data management solutions, among others.

We will have a lively keynote from Quan Vu of Tableau Software, as well as a presentation from Tony Simental, the West Virginia State GIS Coordinator and Susan Pool on GIS uses at the West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey.

Last year’s conference sold out quickly, so please reserve your seats as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you this September!


Mark Limbruner GISP

Chair, EnerGIS 2014

Day 1: Keynote Presentation:


Quan Vu, Director of Technical Product Marketing, Tableau Software

Quan Vu, Director of Technical Product Marketing, Tableau Software

 Telling a Great Story with Data!

Quan Vu, Director of Technical Product Marketing, Tableau Software, where he works with customers around the world to help people see and understand data. He’s an industry leader in GIS, business intelligence, navigation, and location-based technology innovation with a 25-year track record of first-to-market business development and next-generation conver¬gence across multiple industry and market sectors. Prior to his role at Tableau Software, he held executive roles at Broadmap, Tele Atlas and Infogroup. He has a history of success in fast-paced, changing markets through tenacity and calculated risk-taking to capitalize on emerging market and technology trends, and he has global expertise developing uncharted consumer, enterprise and government opportunities.

Day 2: Invited Presentation:


Tony Simental, West Virginia State GIS Coordinator

Tony Simental, WV State GIS Coordinator


An Overview of GIS at the West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey

Tony Simental, West Virginia State GIS Coordinator  for five years and also the State Broadband Mapping and Planning Program Coordinator; he is collaborating with both the public and private sectors and the development of 11 Regional and a State Broadband Strategic Plans. He headed the development of WV WDA/IJDC’s and the WV Broadband interactive maps. He previously managed and administered the Mined Minerals GIS unit. Tony is a graduate of Marshall University where he obtained an MS in Geography.

Susan Pool, Geologist and GIS Analyst West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey.  For many years, Susan has worked with government assisting in research related to unconventional gas and enhanced oil recovery. She currently works as a geologist and GIS analyst at the West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey (WVGES). Before WVGES, Susan worked as an on-site contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory. Susan has BS degrees in geology and mathematics/computer science from Waynesburg College and an MGIS degree from Penn State.