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Upcoming Events

    Ohio URISA: ESRI Web App Builder Workshop

    When: May 9, 2016, 9:30 am

    Presentations will focus on the enhancements with ArcGIS Online, WebApp Builder (WAB), Esri JS API, and Customizable Map Viewer (CMV).

    This event is free for Ohio URISA members. Not a member? Join now.

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    When: August 25, 2016, 9:00 am

    Join your colleagues from across Ohio, nearby states, and beyond who focus on utilizing Information Technology as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial technologies, delivering practical solutions and developing new and innovative technologies. The 2016 NORTHEAST OHIO GIS SYMPOSIUM is the fourth annual program in a series focused on facilitating collaboration and innovation between industry, government and academia. These events have proved to be an overwhelming success. We are anticipating that the 2016 NORTHEAST OHIO GIS SYMPOSIUM will be bigger and better and will continue to grow.

    The 2016 NORTHEAST OHIO GIS SYMPOSIUM offers a unique opportunity to directly interact with hundreds of representatives from many organizations including GIS and Geospatial technology developers, designers & program managers from Ohio and neighboring states, all of whom have a direct interest in GIS education, planning, and development for every facet of state & local government and industry needs. Don’t miss the social event being planned for right after the Symposium!

    When: August 25th, 2016

    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Where: First Merit Convention Center

    300 Lakeside Av.

    Cleveland, Ohio 44113

    For more information visit the 2016 Northeast Ohio GIS Symposium website at:


    We hope to see you there!

    Warm regards,

    The 2016 Northeast Ohio GIS Symposium Core Committee 2016 NEOhio GIS Symposium Announcement

Recent Updates

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC), in partnership with SWOGIS, conducted a regional GIS needs assessment during the summer of 2015 as part of MVRPC’s Regional Geospatial Coordination program.

At its October 26, 2015 SWOGIS Steering Committee meeting, MVRPC shared 4 potential projects that were identified through needs assessment to begin further discussion and solicit feedback on how to advance these projects.

The information presented below is a general scope of each project, which MVRPC discussed with SWOGIS Steering Committee members at its January 29, 2016 meeting.

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The Southwest Ohio GIS (SWOGIS) User Group has recently appointed Anthony Pagan as the new leader of the group. The group, which has over 200 members, was founded in 2010 out of a desire to provide GIS professionals in the region an avenue for communication. SWOGIS shares data, ideas, expertise, supports the efforts of State organizations, strengthens GIS relationships across the spectrum, and educates all on benefits of GIS.

Anthony currently works at Clark County Auditor’s Office as an IT Manager. He has 12 years of experience in GIS and IT management in the Greater Dayton area. Anthony is succeeding Mark Yandrick (City of Centerville), who is currently Vice-President of the Ohio Chapter of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).

Patricia Moehring (City of Lebanon), Tom Harner (MVRPC) and Mark Yandrick (City of Centerville) will be giving a SWOGIS Presentation at the 29th Miami Valley Planning & Zoning Workshop, which is held Friday, December 4 at Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College. Registration closes for the all-day event on Wednesday, November 25 and you can find out more about the workshop here.   Encourage members of your organization that may be attending this event to learn more at this presentation. ...continue reading SWOGIS Presentation at 29th Annual Miami Valley Planning & Zoning Workshop

To celebrate GIS Day, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) will showcase several map displays at our office, 10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700, in Downtown Dayton, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. If you find yourself downtown, please stop by to talk GIS with MVRPC staff.

Come join SWOGIS and other user groups at 5th Annual Statewide User Group Meeting.   The event is Tuesday, Sept 22 starting at 5:15pm at Park Street Cantina in Columbus.   Stay afterwards for Ohio URISA Mappy Hour where there will be discussion and a geograph quiz.  Bring your smartphones.

To RSVP, click here.