Patricia Moehring (City of Lebanon), Tom Harner (MVRPC) and Mark Yandrick (City of Centerville) will be giving a SWOGIS Presentation at the 29th Miami Valley Planning & Zoning Workshop, which is held Friday, December 4 at Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College. Registration closes for the all-day event on Wednesday, November 25 and you can find out more about the workshop here.   Encourage members of your organization that may be attending this event to learn more at this presentation.

SWOGIS Case Studies:  Utilizing Mapping Solutions Within Your Organization

Friday, December 4, 1:15pm - 2:45pm, Room 120

This panel of presentations highlights three government organizations and how they utilize GIS & Mapping to assist Planning and other operations at their organizations.   This presentation will highlight some solutions, such as the creation of Mobile Applications or utilizing ArcGIS Online, that these local and regional organizations are using.   You don't need to be an expert or have a lot of time to devote to GIS to attend, but this is a great opportunity to learn what resources are out there to take back to your organization.

Each presenter will be giving a presentation about some of the mapping tools and resources that are available.   Afterwards attendees can ask any of the SWOGIS (Southwest Ohio GIS Users) presenters about any technical questions you may have, no matter how technical or simple the question is.

To celebrate GIS Day, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) will showcase several map displays at our office, 10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700, in Downtown Dayton, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. If you find yourself downtown, please stop by to talk GIS with MVRPC staff.

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. 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 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:

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

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: 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


The Clermont County Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of GIS Analyst 1. Clermont County is a growing community on the east side of Cincinnati that contains suburban, rural, and historic communities with a range of planning needs. With a diverse and growing economic base, the county is fiscally stable and actively engaged in promoting economic development to increase the tax base and provide employment opportunities for residents.

Job description and link to apply is located here.

Deadline to apply is April 15th.

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.


Computers will be provided including a trial copy of ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop Basic 10.3 If there are enough registrants, there may be two people paired to a computer. The morning session will be a learning session filled with presentations and videos. The afternoon session will be a learning session of hands-on training where each user can bring their data and migrate it through the model. Users can then take their data back to the office with them.

To find out more and to register, go here:

Updated Agenda (3/12/2015)

Room LX 0005, Library Annex Building
9am - 11:30am, Short Presentations:
• What LGDM Is
• Where to get LGDM
• What You Can Do With It
• Why You Want to Use It
• Short Demos

11:30am - 1pm, Lunch (On Own)

1pm - 2:30pm, Hands-on Training: Migrate your data into LGDM

2:30pm - 2:40pm, Break

2:40pm – 3:15pm, MVRPC-Led Group Discussion "Regional Geospatial Coordination" (in harmony with this workshop)

3:15pm – 3:45pm, Doug Kotnik, Precision Laser, New Product & Features: GPS-R1 Demonstration