Register Now for the MAGIP 2018 Big Sky GeoCon!
April 16-20, 2018
Radisson Colonial Hotel
The Workshop Schedule has been Posted!
Register Now to Secure your Seat!
The Conference Agenda is now available!
Check out the Great Presentation Lineup!
Interested in sponsoring the conference, a conference break, or a student scholarship? View the Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus for all the details.
Please take a moment to consider all the great things MAGIP does for the Montana GIS community.
We would like to encourage you to take an active role in MAGIP.
One way to be involved is by being part of the MAGIP Board of Directors. We need new board members for the term starting June 2018.
Please consider nominating yourself, or someone who you think would make a great addition to the board, using this survey.
Nomination are open through April 20, 2018 for the following very rewarding positions:
There are also openings for the following two Appointed Positions:
Please contact current board members or the election committee (Brian Andersen, Meghan Burns, Valentijn Hoff) if you have any questions.
Or see the election page and the BOD page on the MAGIP website for more information.
On behalf of the MAGIP Election Committee, thank you for your consideration.
Valentijn Hoff, National Center for Landscape Fire Analysis
Announcing the 2018 MAGIP Higher Education GIS Scholarship:
Undergraduate student or a first-year graduate student at a Montana college or university in 2018 who are doing a GIS-related project or research, are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in funding through the MAGIP Higher Education GIS Scholarship.
Applications are due March 30, 2018.
For more information and to download the application package visit the MAGIP Scholarship page.
MAGIP is now accepting applications for two $1,500 grants to support the development and use of geographic location-based technologies, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), or Remote Sensing in K-12 classrooms. Eligible projects include curriculum development, training for teachers, and purchase of equipment or software that will enhance geographic instruction.
Grant Applications are due March 30, 2018.
Visit the K-12 Education Grant page for additional information and to download the application.
Announcing the opening of the newest salary survey of GIS professionals, educators and trainers within Montana. This survey was a collaborative effort between the Professional Development Committee, Operations & Business Committee and the MAGIP Board of Directors.
Please click the survey link to begin filling out the survey, it is 27 questions and will likely take between 5-8 minutes to complete. This survey is open to everyone in the Montana GIS industry.
Montana GIS Salary Survey
The closing date on the survey will be Friday, February 23, 2018
Following the closing date, the two committees will then analyze the results, provide some narrative and we plan on presenting the survey results at the upcoming 2018 Big Sky GeoCon in Helena, April 16-20.
Thank you everyone and we look forward to providing the results to you all and getting some feedback.
MAGIP Professional Development Chair
MAGIP would like to recognize two individuals who have made a significant contribution to the organization, the profession, and community in the areas of Distinguished Service and Professional Livability.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented for long-term service and leadership to the Montana GIS community and the profession.
The GIS Professional Livability Award is an award that recognizes an individual for a measurable contribution to the application of GIS, thus improving the quality of life within their respective community, city, or state.
Each nomination requires a one-page letter of nomination, two references who also support the nomination, and any supporting documentation you may have. You can submit more than one nomination for each award.
Submit your Nomination(s)
Nominations will close February 19
Visit the MAGIP Awards page for additional information and to view the list of past award recipients
Please nominate one or more candidates that deserve this recognition!
2017 MAGIP GIS Day Web Map Contest
Prizes for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50), and 3rd Place ($25)
View the Map Contest Entries and Winners on the MAGIP GIS Day page.
Winning maps were announced on GIS Day, Wednesday, November 15 @ 6 PM at Meetups around the state.
MAGIP is now on twitter! The sole mission of the account is to showcase all things geospatial, especially when it comes to Montana! You can Follow Us @MAGIP_MT and encourage you all to do so. If you don’t have a twitter account…now would be the time to get one. If you don’t like social media….now would be the time to re-consider. And, if you are having other doubts…they are misplaced.
Subject matter you may encounter includes:
Brought to you by:
Michael Krueger, MAGIP Membership Subcommittee Chair
The long awaited GISP practice exam has arrived!
The GISCI posted the following on their website:
Des Plaines, IL (August 3, 2017)
In response to great demand, GISCI has produced its first Practice Exam, designed to provide 50 sample questions based on most of the KSAs listed in our Exam Blueprint. This is intended to aid those preparing to take the exam by giving an individual an opportunity to determine her/his knowledge of the areas tested.
The practice exam is available for download here (pdf).
We hope that this will be the first of several practice exams we and others in the geospatial community will be able to provide to assist exam candidates in adequately preparing to sit for the Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam.
The MAGIP Education Committee is pleased to announce that after reviewing a fine collection of applications the 2017 Grant and Scholarship awards have been released:
Two (2) $1,000 grants to assist K-12 educators to support GIS-related curriculum through the Van Shelhamer K-12 Education Grants
One (1) $2,000 scholarship to undergraduate or first-year graduate students studying GIS at a Montana college or university through the MAGIP Higher Education GIS Scholarship
$2,000 in scholarship money through the RedCastle Resources, Inc. /MAGIP GIS Scholarship
Moran Voss, The University of Montana
Jonathan Byers, The University of Montana
Andrew Nemecek, The University of Montana
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