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SWOGIS Workshop: Local Data Informational Model

SWOGIS is announcing an all-day workshop on the ESRI Local Government Data Model (LGDM). The event will take place on Friday, March 27 from 9am - 3:30pm at Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio. This is must-opportunity for those with interests in local and county government, along with those in data sharing workflows to be able to migrate your data into an ESRI Local Government Informational Model. These data sets could include things like parcels, utilities or assets. As with most SWOGIS events, there is no cost to attend this event but you do need to RSVP.


Planning/GIS Internship Opportunity

The City of Centerville is now accepting applications for a Planning/GIS Internship position to assist the Planning and GIS staff with field and office work in developing City databases, assisting in the preparation of drawings, databases, sketches, and maps. Position will work a flexible schedule up to 32 hours/week during the summer months. Pay rate is $10.00 per hour. Position requires basic-to-intermediate knowledge of GIS Software. Responsible students pursuing a degree in geographic information systems, geography, planning, urban studies, civil engineering or a related field are encouraged to apply for consideration by Friday, March 20, 2015.   Note: (03/18/2015) Deadline has been extended to Friday, March 27, 2015

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Planning/GIS Internship Opportunity

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 2015 (approximately from May 4, 2015 to August 28, 2015) to assist with various regional planning activities.

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Clark County Job Openings

Two full-time positions at Clark County Auditors Office have been posted on the county website:

MVRPC Recognizes GIS Day 2014

– In recognition of International Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) will showcase several map displays at their new office, 10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700, in Downtown Dayton, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.


In the Local News: Drone Approved to Map Terrain

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that the Wright State Research Institute will partner with a commercial firm to fly a drone to map terrain in a Wilmington Air Park test range.  

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Job Opening: Clark State Community College GIS and Remote Sensing Faculty

Full-time instructional faculty position at Clark State Community College in the Associate of Applied Science in Geospatial Technology program, stating spring semester January 5, 2015. A master's degree in Geospatial Technology or a related field is strongly preferred. A bachelor's degree in Geospatial Technology is required. Career experience in a geospatial technology related area is highly desirable. Collegiate/adult-level teaching experience is strongly preferred. Online teaching experience is helpful. The successful candidate will use a learner-centered approach to teaching that incorporates active learning strategies and technology to enhance student learning. The successful candidate will also have strong team and interpersonal skills. Primary duties include classroom and online teaching; curriculum and course development, including online courses; student advising; assessment of student learning; program promotion and student recruitment. Additionally, must be able to work effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position reports to the Dean of Business and Applied Technologies. Resume review will begin October 15, 2014, and position will remain open until filled.


Job Opening: Preble County Director of Land Use Managment


The Board of Preble County Commissioners will accept applications for the position of Director of Land Use Management. Interested individuals may obtain a classification specification at which utlines the responsibilities of this position including qualificati ons and duties. A competitive salary commensurate with experience) and full range of benefits are offered. The candidate must possess management experience wit h knowledge in GIS, floodplain and the surveying fields. Good judgment skills are required.


Job Opening: City of Dayton GIS Analyst

Title: GIS Analyst

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Responsibilities: The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst prepares GIS application designs, modifications and documentation including needs analysis, database and program designs. Develops and maintains relational database designs of data structures within a spatial database. Identifies problems encountered with GIS/CAD systems and recommends corrective action as needed. Executes training on various GIS or CAD software applications for use within the department and maintains standards for the common digital base map (planimetrics), map layers and/or GIS standards. Participates in the selection of GIS, CAD and other Geographic related software and computer systems; identifies and analyzes the needs of the department and translates them into methods and procedures for developing GIS products.


Job Opening: Fulton County GIS Supervisor

The Fulton County Auditor is accepting applications for the position of GIS Supervisor. This position will work under the general direction of the County Auditor, coordinating, planning, implementing, maintaining, and supervising all GIS activities. Wage will be based on qualifications and experience. All interested applicants should visit for more information.   Attached is the full job announcement.   

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Join SWOGIS at Ohio GIS Conference User Group Meeting

Come join SWOGIS at the 4th Annual Ohio GIS User Group Meeting sponspored by Ohio URISA next week. The meeting will be from 5-6pm Tuesday in the Hyatt Regency (conference venue) Franklin Room D. Hear about what SWOGIS and other user groups throughout the state are doing to learn and promote GIS. Attached is the user group meeting agenda.

Conference Website

Conference Agenda


Job Opening: Clermont County Senior GIS Specialist

The Clermont County Auditor's Office is seeking an innovative team player to join its staff. Duties include the design, development, and management of cadastral GIS data resources, including the Esri Parcel Fabric and web based application software.


September SWOGIS Event

Come to the September SWOGIS Event at the City of Tipp City, which will be held Wednesday, Sept 3. at 1pm.   Dan Bellissemo will be presenting on Cyclomedia Technology.  The products they are offer a complete end-to-end solution for collecting, processing, and hosting street-level panoramas allowing professionals to leverage the intelligence of updated geo-referenced imagery.

Register for the 2014 Ohio GIS Conference

Registration is now open for the 2014 Ohio GIS Conference.   It is being held September 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, OH. Come join the largest gathering of GIS Professionals in Ohio.   Student registrations also available.  

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URISA Collecting Data for 2014 Salary Survey

URISA's GIS Salary Survey is an ideal resource for both job seekers and for those who hire GIS staff. URISA conducts a periodic comprehensive Salary Survey for GIS Professionals. The first Survey was launched in 1998, with subsequent editions published in 2003, 2007 and in 2011.

The data is currently being collected for a 2014 survey with results expected later this year. As in the past, an Executive Summary will be available on the URISA website for FREE and a comprehensive analysis of the results will be available for purchase.


Register Today for the SWOGIS Continuing Education Series “Python Basics”

Join SWOGIS for our Continuing Education Series "Python Basics." Ken Carrier with the Clermont County Auditor's Office, in conjunction with The Clermont County GIS Department, will be training on the basics of getting started with Python and ArcGIS.

About this Course

This event is intended for Professionals. During the course, students will write code, learn the vocabulary necessary for search engines, and learn tips and tricks for optimizing code. They will also learn how to use the Python windows in ArcGIS Desktop products in conjunction with other Python IDE's like Pythonwin, Pyscripter, and Wing.


While this course is intended for professionals, students interested in the course may send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their name, school, and desire to attend this event. They will be added to a waitlist. On Friday, July 25, any spaces available will be filled by those on the wait-list.

When and Where

This one-day training course will take place on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 8:00am to 4:30pm, at the Clermont County Emergency Operations Center, located at 2279 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, OH 45103. Get Directions »


Professionals: (Thursday, May 29, 2014 update) All seats for the workshop are currently filled, but you can be added to the wait-list. Sign Up Now »


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Job Opening: Dearborn County (IN) GIS Coordinator

Dearborn County, Indiana is seeking a GIS Coordinator.  Dearborn County is located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, located just a half hour drive from Downtown Cincinnati.  Attached is the job description.  

Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014 to Suellen Cauble, Human Resources Director. Any questions pertaining to this position can be directed to Wade Kimmon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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May 2014 SWOGIS Meeting

The next SWOGIS Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 1:30pm at the Centerville Police Department (Directions Here). The agenda is attached with the first presentation from Ken Carrier, Clermont County Auditors Office called, "Learning the Gaps to Improve Your Apps" and it will be followed by a short roundtable session of GIS Hot Topics regarding new and upcoming trends and technology changes. All are welcomed to attend and no RSVP is required.

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GIS Internship Opportunity

The City of Centerville is accepting applications for a GIS Internship position to assist the GIS and Planning staff with field and office work in developing City databases, assisting in the preparation of drawings, databases, sketches, and maps. Responsible students pursuing a degree in geographic information systems, geography, planning, urban studies, civil engineering or a related field are encouraged to apply for consideration.

See the attached document or go visit the City of Centerville's website for more information. The application deadline is Friday, April 18.

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GeoEd 2014

Registration is now open for the GeoEd 2014, which will be held June 9-11, 2014 at the National Geospatial Technology Center at the SW Campus of  Jefferson Community and Technology College in Louisville, KY.   More details about sessions and workshops will be posted shortly.   For additional information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Information & Registration


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