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  • 10/12/2017 11:12 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    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:

    ·          Time and place of great GIS events in MT and abroad!!
    ·          Happenings and updates from said events!!
    ·          Education opportunities!
    ·          What MAGIP is up to!
    ·          Random photos of Robert Ahl and Jeff Hedstrom
    ·          Key updates on Montana GIS stuff
    ·          Tech Committee knowledge courtesy of @geonerdist
    ·          And so much more!! 

    It is highly expected that you share your GIS stories with @MAGIP_MT as well!

    Brought to you by:

    Michael Krueger, MAGIP Membership Subcommittee Chair

  • 08/04/2017 11:48 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    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.

  • 05/19/2017 4:24 PM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    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

    • Lauren Stephens, Emily Dickinson Elementary School, Bozeman, MT
    • Laura Zanolli, Lolo Schools, Lolo, MT  

    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

    • John Sykes, Montana State University

    $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

    For more information about their projects visit the MAGIP Grants & Scholarships page.

  • 05/18/2017 2:08 PM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    MAGIP is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Election:

    • Bob Cochran at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will be our new Vice President, 
    • Philip Davis at the Montana State University will be a Member-at-Large and,
    • Michael Krueger at HDR Engineering will also be a Member-at-Large

    Congratulations to the new board members and thank you to the MAGIP membership for participating in the election.
  • 04/21/2017 9:42 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    Announcing the 2017 MAGIP Election Nominees:

    For Vice President: Bob Cochran, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP)

    For Member-At-Large (2 Positions):

    Philip Davis, Montana State University

    Michael Krueger, HDR Engineering

    View the nominees and additional election information here.

    The 2017 MAGIP Board Election opens May 1. Members in good standing with received a link to vote via email on May 1.

  • 02/01/2017 8:00 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    Nominations are sought for the following open MAGIP Board Positions:

    • Vice President: 3 year term (Vice President, President, Past President)
    • Member-at-Large: 2 year term
    • Member-at-Large: 2 year term 

    All nominees must be MAGIP members in good standing

    Nominations close on April 21, 2017 at 5 pm

    For more info and to submit your nominations visit the 2017 Election site 

  • 01/06/2017 2:55 PM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    Announcing the 2017 K-12 Grants and Higher Education GIS Scholarship Applications are now available!

    This year MAGIP is offering:

    2017 Higher Education GIS Scholarships

    • One $2,000 MAGIP higher education scholarship to a student studying at a Montana college or university
    • Up to $2,000 in scholarship money awarded by RedCastle Resources, inc. to students studying natural resources and GIS/remote sensing 

    2017 K-12 Education Grants

    • Two $1,000 grants to assist K-12 educators to support GIS-related curriculum

    Applications are due: March 31, 2017

    For more information email the Education Committee Chair Rob Ahl

  • 12/29/2016 11:53 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    MAGIP is currently updating the web site in order to accommodate new functionality including:

    • Mobile-Friendly web design
    • Search Functionality
    • Webpage Breadcrumbs
    • Rotating Graphics

    The update to the new theme will commence on Tuesday, December 27. During this time some of the content may not be available.  We will send an update to the MAGIP e-mail list when the web site redesign work is complete in early January 2017.

    Thank you for your understanding during this transition so that we may offer you this additional functionality.

    Meghan Burns
    MAGIP Web Subcommittee Chair

  • 12/27/2016 5:30 PM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    Registration is Open for the 2017 Intermountain GIS Conference. This event hosted by the Northern Rockies Chapter of URISA will be held April 18-21, 2017 at the Holiday Inn in West Yellowstone, Montana.

  • 11/16/2016 8:00 AM | Meghan Burns (Administrator)

    Congrats to the 2016 MAGIP GIS Day Online Map Contest Winners!

    • 1st Place - Memories of Ice by Jonathan Byers
    • 2nd Place - Montana Shared-Use Paths by Corey Richardson
    • 3rd Place - TNC - Long Creek by Amy Pearson

    View all of the maps in the MAGIP Map Gallery.

    Thank you to all who participated!

    Happy GIS Day!

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