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  • 07/17/2019 10:30 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    At the last MAGIP Board meeting held July 16, 2019 two new board members were appointed to the MAGIP Board of Directors for the term of July 2019 - May 2021:

    Welcome to our new Board Members!

  • 06/04/2019 6:30 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    The Education Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 scholarship and grant award winners. This year we were able to distribute a total of five awards, including a MAGIP Higher Education Scholarship to Jesse Bunker, a MAGIP/RedCastle Resources Higher Education Scholarship to Ryan Rock, and a K-12 Education Grant to Morgan Anderson. In addition, we also issued a combination Higher Education Scholarship and K-12 Education Grant to two recipients to Holly Nesbitt and Anna Crockett.

    Jesse Bunker, of Montana Tech in Butte, is doing pioneering work with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and sensor technology. In his research he is developing methods for detecting and measuring groundwater discharge in the Yellowstone River in southwestern Montana.

    Ryan Rock is doing innovative remote sensing-based forest inventory and modeling work in collaboration with the Montana Department of Natural Resources, primarily focused on the Stillwater State Forest.

    While Morgan Anderson is continuing her geography research into the dynamics of land development patterns in the west, she is also going to work with the Education Committee to organize and catalog past K-12 projects and help make them readily accessible to for use by current and future educators.

    Holly Nesbitt and Anna Crockett are both working on highly relevant water quantity and also water distribution models. Each of their projects have unique qualities, but together they represent a body of work that will advance the state of traditional water management but also has the capacity to help people understand and the challenges of moving around and sharing water resources. We have awarded them each Higher Education Scholarships, and have asked them to frame their work in a manner that can be applied in a K-12 setting. After all, water management is as much a social practice as a scientific one. Bringing this kind of thinking to classrooms will help students adapt STEM principles and potentially help future leaders understand the social and environmental implications of sound water management. Their work will take place in the Upper Clark Fork Watershed, and will engage with local schools and perhaps Montana Tech in Butte.

    For additional information about the MAGIP Higher Education GIS Scholarships and K-12 Education Grants contact the MAGIP Education Committee Chair, Rob Ahl

  • 05/21/2019 3:19 PM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    The MAGIP Election Results are in! 

    The winners of the election are: 

    • Michael Krueger – Vice President 
    • Jeremy Grotbo – Member-at-Large
    • Heather Widlund—Member-at-Large

    Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who threw their hats in the ring. We truly appreciate your interest and willingness to volunteer!

    New Board Members will take office in June 2019

    For more information visit: https://www.magip.org/2019Elections/


  • 04/19/2019 8:56 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    The 2018 MAGIP Salary Survey Results have now been posted to the MAGIP website on the Professional Development Committee page

    This survey was a collaborative effort between the MAGIP Professional Development Committee, Operations & Business Committee and the Board of Directors. It was designed for GIS professionals, educators and trainers within Montana. 
  • 03/29/2019 7:00 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    Elected Positions

    • Vice President - Elected to three (3) year term (Vice President, President, Past President)
    • Member-at-Large (2 Positions) - Elected to two (2) year term

    Only MAGIP members in good standing are eligible to run for a MAGIP Board position, submit a nominations, and vote in the election for the three (3) elected positions.

    Voting will take place starting Wednesday, May 1 and will end at 5 pm on Thursday, May 16.

    New Board Members will take office in June 2019

    For more information visit: https://www.magip.org/2019Elections/

  • 03/13/2019 7:30 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    REGISTER NOW for the 2019 Big Sky GeoCon hosted by MAGIP!

    The conference is April 1 - 4, 2019 at the Clarion Inn Copper King in Butte.

    Check out the 2019 Big Sky GeoCon page for more information on workshops, presentations, conference activities, and to register.

  • 02/21/2019 5:30 PM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    MAGIP is now accepting applications for the 2019 MAGIP Higher Education GIS Scholarships and K-12 Education Grants!

    Applications are due March 27, 2019

    Contact the Education Committee Chair for more info



  • 11/15/2018 6:30 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    2018 MAGIP GIS Day Web Map Contest Results

    1st ($100) - This is the place... by Morgan Anderson, University of Montana

    2nd ($50) -  Birding in the Helena Area by Valerie Stacey, Big Sky Watershed Corps

    3rd Place ($25) - Canyon Ferry: Before the Reservoir by Nick Swartz, Montana DNRC

    View all of the web maps on the MAGIP GIS Day page.

    Thanks to everyone that participated!

  • 11/13/2018 6:00 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    2018 MAGIP GIS Day Web Map Contest

    Prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50), and 3rd Place ($25)

    Vote for your favorite web map/app on the MAGIP GIS Day page.

    Winning maps will be announced on GIS Day, Wednesday, November 14!

    And Join MAGIP members at a meetup on GIS Day -

    Check on the Montana GIS and Geospatial Meetup page for events in your area!


  • 06/06/2018 7:00 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    MAGIP has added a new Quick Map Vendors page.

    This page has a list of vendors who have indicated they are available to field requests to make simple, inexpensive maps for members of the general public.

    MAGIP created the page because it has members who work for agencies that receive requests for maps, but are not set up to accept payment from the public.  These agencies need a list of vendors to refer the requests to.

    We created the list by contacting the vendors we could find in our membership list and asking them if they wanted to appear on the page.  

    Vendors appearing on the page must be registered as a business with the Montana Secretary of State and have an employee who is a MAGIP member.

    If you are a vendor who would like to appear on the page, please contact MAGIP.

    Sincerely,
    Gerry Daumiller
    MAGIP Past President.

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