The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) has two full time (30-40 hours per week) planning/GIS internship positions open during the summer of 2018 (approximately from May 7, 2018 to August 31, 2018) to assist with various regional planning activities, including:
Long and Short-Range Transportation Planning
Special Planning Studies
Land Use Planning
Data Update, Data Analysis and Map Production using Geographic Information System (GIS)
Field Surveys/Data Collection
Applicants should possess: knowledge of planning principles and practices; working knowledge of GIS; familiarity with research techniques; skill in the use of various basic software (word processing, databases, spreadsheet, etc).
Must be currently enrolled in a degree (undergraduate or graduate) program in planning, geography, or related field
Currently in the second year toward completing a Bachelor’s degree program.
A personal vehicle to drive and a valid driver’s license are required for field work during working hours.
Some practical professional experience preferred.
Submit a resume via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: March 2, 2018.
MVRPC will host a free training session on ArcGIS Online Basics on November 15, 2017, at MVRPC offices downtown. The session will cover the following topics: an ArcGIS Online overview, how to work with online data and make your own web maps, and using mapping application templates. You can download the event flyer here and you can visit the registration page here. Please feel free to pass this information along to any colleagues who might be interested.
MVRPC will host a map gallery at our office, 10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700, in Downtown Dayton, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in recognition ofIS Day. Please stop by to chat with staff!
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.
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.
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.