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I work for the City of Oxford, OH and I rock!

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

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) is pleased to introduce new interactive web maps and data resources which have been added to MVRPC’s Online Map Gallery.

MVRPC’s Online Map Gallery, available at is part of the agency’s on-going effort to share data and information using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). ...continue reading "MVRPC: Introducing Additional Web Maps and Data Resources"

MVRPC is compiling information on recreational assets in the Miami Valley Region. It has already compiled a great amount of information but is requesting important assets you have in your community.

MVRPC is planning to share the information you provide through a web mapping application by the end of June. ...continue reading "MVRPC seeking recreational asset data"

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).

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.

GIS Technician/Project Manager
City of Tipp City
The City of Tipp City, Ohio seeks qualified applicants for the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician/ Project Manager position. Under the administrative direction of the Deputy Director of Municipal Services & Engineering, the GIS Technician/ Project Manager will maintain, update, and create GIS data for Water, Sewer, Electric, Streets, Parks, & Engineering within SDE environment.

GIS Technician/Project Manager
City of Tipp City
The City of Tipp City, Ohio seeks qualified applicants for the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician/ Project Manager position. Under the administrative direction of the Deputy Director of Municipal Services & Engineering, the GIS Technician/ Project Manager will maintain, update, and create GIS data for Water, Sewer, Electric, Streets, Parks, & Engineering within SDE environment. Will lead GPS field data collection, Support Field Crews with GPS mobile units/data collection, Create & maintain ArcGIS applications & services, assist in non-GIS projects and tasks. Bachelor's degree preferred in geography, engineering, urban planning, or public administration with one (1) year experience working with ESRI suite of products (ArcMap, ArcEditor, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server) or; any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Preference given to those with local government experience, engineering/inspection experience/interest. Excellent oral & written communication skills a must. Valid Ohio driver's license required at appointment or within six months. Position will start at 20.51/ hour. Submit resume & cover letter to Timothy J. Eggleston, City Manager, Tipp City Government Center, 260 S Garber Drive, Tipp City, OH 45371. Deadline to submit resumes is September 18. For more information go to www.tippcityohio.gov EOE.

Registration is open for the 25th Annual Ohio GIS Conference, which will be held Sept 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio.   Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to be part of the largest gathering of GIS professionals in Ohio.   In addition to presentations, there are workshops and networking opportunities available.   If you are a GIS professional or your company provides GIS services, products, hardware or software, you need to be here. Register today!

For more information, registration and proposed agenda: http://ogrip.oit.ohio.gov/Events/OhioGISConference.aspx

When:  Thursday, July 30, 1pm-3pm

Where: Montgomery County Administration Building, 451 W. Third St. Dayton, Ohio.   Event in Auditorium, On Lower Level.   Parking available in parking garage, accessible from 2nd Street

Agenda:  
1pm:  A Look Into How Organizations Use GIS
(15-20 Minutes/Each)
City of Centerville (Mark Yandrick)
Montgomery County Auditors (Henry Edds)
Miami Conservancy District (Barry Puskas)

2:30pm:  Discussion/Feedback on OGRIP's change in County Profile System to include all organizations and ESRI's Open Data site solution.

MVRPC has created a survey to help identify how GIS is used in the Dayton region and to better understand various needs that exist at the local and regional level. Survey link: http://goo.gl/forms/23PN0vktT1 This survey should only take 10 minutes to complete and your responses will remain confidential. Using this information, MVRPC intends to identify opportunities for addressing critical regional needs through partnerships and to provide enhanced GIS services.

If you feel this survey is best taken by a different member of your organization, please feel free to forward this email and link The survey will close on May 22, 2015.

Thank you!

Tom Harner, GISP

GIS Coordinator

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700

Dayton, OH 45402-1855

www.mvrpc.org

937-223-6323