The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC), in partnership with SWOGIS, conducted a regional GIS needs assessment during the summer of 2015 as part of MVRPC’s Regional Geospatial Coordination program.
At its October 26, 2015 SWOGIS Steering Committee meeting, MVRPC shared 4 potential projects that were identified through needs assessment to begin further discussion and solicit feedback on how to advance these projects.
The information presented below is a general scope of each project, which MVRPC discussed with SWOGIS Steering Committee members at its January 29, 2016 meeting.
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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).
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. ...continue reading SWOGIS Presentation at 29th Annual Miami Valley Planning & Zoning Workshop
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 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
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.
Tom Harner, GISP
Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700
Dayton, OH 45402-1855
The City of Xenia is accepting applications for a GIS Internship position. The position will assist the engineering department with field and office work developing a GIS database and utility map. Please review attachment for more information: