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.
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.
See what we have been up to in the new Appalachian Navigation Winter Newsletter. The newsletter includes an announcement about members that have recently achieved their GISP credential, a message from the AOGDP Sponsorship Committee Chair, Dru Sexton, and a Membership highlight.
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.
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.