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  • 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.

    Gerry Daumiller
    MAGIP Past President.

  • 05/30/2018 12:00 PM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    MAGIP is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 MAGIP Board Elections.

    Vice President:  Jenny Connelley

    Member-at-Large positions:

    • Liz Juers
    • Andrea Stanley

    The new board members will take office on Monday, June 4. 

    View additional information on 2018 Elections page.  

  • 05/09/2018 6:30 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    MAGIP is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018 MAGIP Board Elections:

    Nominees running for Vice President:

    • Jenny Connelley
    • Michael Krueger

    Nominees running for the two Member-at-Large positions:

    • Steven Jay
    • Liz Juers
    • Andrea Stanley
    View photos and bios of each of the nominees on the 2018 Elections page.

    Voting will take place via email.  Ballots were emailed to all MAGIP members in good standing on Wednesday, May 9.  Elections will be open until 5 pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  If you did not receive a ballot, please contact MAGIP to have one sent to you.  

  • 05/07/2018 6:30 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2018 MAGIP Award Recipients:

    2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipient - Meghan Burns

    2018 GIS Professional Livability Award Recipient - Jon Henderson

    Biennially, MAGIP recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the organization, the profession, and community. The two awards were presented at the first annual 2018 Big Sky GeoCon held in Helena, April 16 - 19, 2018.

    For more information visit the MAGIP Awards Page

  • 05/04/2018 9:52 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    The year 2018 was extraordinarily positive for the MAGIP Education Committee. First, we had more funds to distribute than ever before, and second we awarded more K-12 Education Grants than in previous years.

    In summary we allocated four K-12 Education Grants, and two higher education scholarships. Our grants funded Junior High School emergency response app development, Middle School topographic education, poetry and mapping at the fourth grade level, and the development of GIS and Remote Sensing curricula for Flathead Valley High schools.

    The Higher Education Scholarships supported investigations into the geographically influenced dynamics of rural communities, and strategies for protecting grizzly bear movement corridors using conservation easements. Following are short descriptions of the awardees and the projects we funded.

  • 04/23/2018 11:30 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    MAGIP is pleased to announce the poster winners for the annual Montana State University Earth Sciences Colloquium!

    Volunteers from the MAGIP community judged over 30 posters this year!

    Congratulations to the winning posters!

    First Place - Chris Goodhue

    Second Place - Tessa Switzer

  • 03/27/2018 6:00 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    Register Now for the MAGIP 2018 Big Sky GeoCon!

    April 16-20, 2018
    Radisson Colonial Hotel
    Helena, Montana

    The Workshop Schedule has been Posted! 

    Register Now to Secure your Seat! 

        ArcGIS Pro 1   Intro to ArcGIS Online   Image Processing
        Socioeconomic Data    ArcGIS Enterprise   ArcGIS API for Python
        HOT OpenStreetMap   NASA Remote Sensing   Python Workflows
        SQL Queries   Coordinate Systems   GPS & Surveying
        Situation Analyst   UAS and GIS   Cartography
        Census Data   Census Software  

    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.

  • 03/13/2018 6:00 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    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:

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

    There are also openings for the following two Appointed Positions:

    • Professional Development Committee Chair - Appointed by Professional Development Committee to two (2) year term. Contact Jeff Hedstrom for more information.
    • Web Subcommittee Chair - Appointed by Web Subcommittee to two (2) year term. Contact Meghan Burns for more information.

    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

    Helpful links:

  • 02/20/2018 5:27 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    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.

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