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In recognition of International Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (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 14, 2018.

Those unable to visit on GIS Day are encouraged to visit MVRPC’s Data and Mapping section at http://www.mvrpc.org/data-and-mapping. From this page, users may access many different agency-developed, online mapping applications, MVRPC’s resource center, and basic information about GIS. Users are also encouraged to visit our online Map Gallery at https://www.mvrpc.org/mapgallery/ to view interactive web maps covering diverse topics like transportation, land use planning, census data, and the environment.

 

MVRPC hosted its 2nd Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop training session on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Wright State University’s GIS Lab. This was our second session at WSU's lab facility. Many thanks to the good people from WSU that helped make this happen.

We had 15 attendees, and we were pleased to meet many new GIS users.

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 opportunity to learn how to symbolize GIS data and create a custom map using ArcGIS Desktop.

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

MVRPC will host a free training session titled Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop on May 23, 2018, at the Wright State University GIS Lab (inside Millet Hall). The session will cover the following topics: basic ArcGIS terminologies, learning about ArcGIS desktop basics, and creating a custom map using ArcGIS Desktop.

You can download the event flyer here and you can visit the registration page here.

Contact Tom Harner at (937)223-6323 with any questions.

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).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 personnel@mvrpc.org.  Application deadline: March 2, 2018.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

I hope to see you there!

Tom Harner, GISP

GIS Coordinator

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

10 North Ludlow St., Suite 700

Dayton, OH 45402-1855

tharner@mvrpc.org

 

937.223.6323 - office

937.223.9750 – fax

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