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MVRPC’s GIS program received the “Best Practices Award” from the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP) and the Map Award for its Miami Valley Equity Regional Profile. The awards were presented during the 2017 Ohio GIS Conference held during September 25 – 27 in Columbus.

For more information about MVRPC’s GIS Program, visit MVRPC's GIS page.

For more information about Miami Valley Equity Regional Profile, visit The Equity Profile.

MVRPC hosted its second Geographic Information System (GIS) training session on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Wright State University’s GIS Lab.

The event was a big success, with a total of 17 attendees, 16 of which were from 11 different MVRPC member organizations.

The session was intended for first time GIS users and focused on hands-on learning on how to use ArcGIS Desktop software.  MVRPC staff members served as instructors and each participant had an opportuniy to learn how to bring in, manipulate, analyze, and map demographic data using ArcGIS Desktop.

For more information about MVRPC’s GIS program, visit our website.

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Kelly Wright

SWOGIS congratulates Kelly Wright on being selected as one of Esri Development Centers 2017 Students of the Year!

The program, launched in 2008, awards 10 winners who develop innovative apps and projects on the ArcGIS platform.

Kelly, who recently earned her Master’s Degree from University of Southern California, was selected for developing “…the Chigoe Flea Eradication Project (CFEP) and Tungiasis eLibrary web mapping applications to raise awareness about, and actively combat tungiasis, a little-known disease of the tropics. The CFEP application serves aid workers and nonprofit organizations developing strategies to manage tungiasis by providing a workspace for the collection of georeferenced demographic and treatment data at the local level. At the global level, the Tungiasis eLibrary accepts data generated by users who 'volunteer' it in the form of their own and others’ tungiasis-related research.”

In December 2016, Kelly was hired by LJB Inc. in Miamisburg, OH, as a GIS Applications Specialist.

Way to go, Kelly!

-SWOGIS Steering Committee

Join SWOGIS members and more September 28-30 in Columbus for the 2016 Ohio GIS Conference "Maps, Apps, and Bridging Gaps" - the largest gathering of GIS professionals in the region.

Exhibit booths and sponsorship opportunities are also available. Don't miss this fantastic chance to increase your company's exposure to the best and brightest in GIS!

Be sure to check out the jam-packed program and register today.