Appalachian Ohio Geospatial Data Partnership
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The Mural Map Story

In early 2016, AOGDP leadership discussed taking on a collaborative tourism project for our region. It was discussed that there are many incredible and detailed mural paintings throughout the region.  Many tourism boards note that these murals draw tourists in and help them associate a person or an event with that place. AOGDP decided that an interactive online map showcasing all these artistic pieces could be valuable for showing the strong sense of place that Appalachian Ohio is about.

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Nick Korncke
AOGDP Website Redesign

AOGDP worked tirelessly over the first six months of 2017 to create a brand new, mobile-friendly website. This site has new versions of our hosted viewers in addition to the new look and feel. These updated map viewers work on iPads, Android devices as well as traditional PCs. The previous site content is slowly being converted to this new site. If there are dead links or new posts you are looking for please contact us.

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Malcolm Meyer
Appalachian Navigation Spring Newsletter

Read the latest edition of the Appalachian Navigation Newsletter. The newsletter includes an article about OpenStreetMap written by Malcolm Meyer and Nick Kroncke of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission. OpenStreetMap is a free, editable map of the whole world that is being built by volunteers largely from scratch and released with an open-content license.See how OpenStreetMap can be a valuable tool for your organization in the newsletter.

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Kevin Buettner
New GISPs in the AOGDP

The Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute (GISCI) has recently released changes to the Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) requirements to obtain the credentials.  The AOGDP is proud to announce our members that recently achieve their GISP credential.

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Kevin Buettner
Columbiana County GIS Development

Columbiana County knows that GIS means opportunity. They are currently in the process of bringing GIS to the county, primarily to support economic development. Tad Herold, Director of Economic Development for Columbiana County, has partnered with Youngstown State University to employ interns in the process, giving them valuable hands on experience while building a GIS data center from the ground up. Read the full article in YSU's Spring 2015 magazine.

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Kevin Buettner
AGOL, Web Services, and Mashups

My next foray with Arc GIS Online is to explore some the available web services that can be added to AGOL and how they might be used.  Many of the maps and web services I work with are national status maps or inventories.  The search for available services started when I wanted to add labels on county polygons for one of my web applications.

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Malcolm Meyer
My First Foray with ArcGIS Online

Now that the dust has settled and AGOL is almost old hat, it must be time to give a roll. I started with a relatively simple idea for a web map and thought this would be a test and I know a lot of you are making the same start, because I see lots of maps on AGOL with names like test, test1, map1, first day, try this, etc.

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Malcolm Meyer
MAPPS COMMENDS REINTRODUCTION OF "MAP IT ONCE, USE IT MANY TIMES" ACT

H.R. 1604 is intended to reform, consolidate, and reorganize federal geospatial activities. Recently, a number of Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports have identified duplicative and a lack of coordination in federal geospatial activities. This bill provides a priority-setting mechanism to enhance the use of geospatial data, products, technology, and services for federal agencies, Congress and non-federal stakeholders.

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Malcolm Meyer
Why Map Portals don't Work

Hot off the OGRIP Forum listserv, “Why Map Portals Don’t Work” is a five-part exploration of why the dominant visual grammar of GIS interfaces serves its public audience so poorly and continues to diverge from the best practices found most everywhere else on the web. Brian Timoney has composed a five part series on mapbrief.com. Below you will find hyperlinks to each part in the series. Enjoy.

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Malcolm Meyer
AOGDP Partners bring Noble County Parcels to the Web

Bret Allphin from Buckeye Hills - Hocking Valley Regional Development District and Tom Fisher from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District met with Mark Eicher, Noble County Engineer, and Jody Parrish Polen, Noble County Auditor, to discuss how the Appalachian Ohio Geospatial Data Partnership (AOGDP) will assist Noble County in making GIS a reality in their offices.  Bret and Tom laid out a plan which starts with publishing Noble Counties parcel layer to the web.  Please stay tuned to the AOGDP website for future developments.

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Malcolm Meyer