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     The GIS USERS OF NORTHERN OHIO (GUONO) is an informal group that promotes geographic data sharing, encourages data standardization, and provides a network for the exchange of technical information between all Geographic Information System (GIS) users. Our goals include developing a forum for open discussion of GIS issues and encouraging personal communication between GIS users of all skill levels in the public, private, non-profit and educational sectors.

    The GIS USERS OF NORTHERN OHIO is one of the nation's longest running geospatial user groups. We have been meeting since the early 1990's, roughly six times a year. We gather at a variety of locations. Most often we assemble at the Canalway Center located in the Cleveland Metroparks' Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. The day of the week is rotated so as to not exclude anyone due to their particular scheduling needs. Our longevity is due in part to the informal structure we ascribe to. No dues, minutes or reservations required. Just show up, sign in and learn.

    See the bottom of this page to see where we meet!


    OGRIP 2014 State of the State Update - July 31st

    Jeff Smith, OSDI Manager for the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program will be updating the status of various initiatives which are of great interest to the geospatial community:

    Ohio Spatial Data Infrastructure Initiatives
      - Imagery (OSIP, Google, DigitalGlobe...)
      - Elevation (OSIP, 3DEP)
      - Transportation (LBRS, MAP-21)
      - Addresses (LBRS, National Address Database)

    OGRIP GIS Support Activities
      - Enterprise Data Distribution
      - Next Generation 9-1-1 Activities
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    Northeast Ohio Regional GIS Symposium - Aug. 28th, 2014

    The Northeast Ohio Regional GIS Symposium is being held Aug. 28th, 2014 from 8 to 4 at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. This FREE event will feature presentations, speakers, demos and displays. See the announcement flyer which includes a registration link here.
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    Canalway Center Meeting Location

    GUONO is organized and managed by Richard J. Kotapish, GISP, Director of Lake County GIS.

    To join GUONO or provide feedback, call 440 350-5943 or email

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