Welcome to the River Valley GIS Users Group!
Our group is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating students in the Arkansas River Valley in the Technology of GIS/GPS. All of our involvement in the community and Schools is provided strictly through volunteer time.
Our mission is to provide a unified voice on Geographic Data and Information Technology issues. Actively promote GIS Development and to provide information and Geographic Data and Technology issues to public and private decision makers.
Our Educational mission is to Support local schools through a mentoring program consisting of volunteers from the Users Group, Education of the general public through tours, lectures, activities and writings of the area and to raise funds to support these activities.
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS), or graphical information system captures, stores, analyzes, manages and presents data that is linked to a location. Technically, GIS is geographic information systems which includes mapping software and its application with remote sensing, land surveying, aerial photography, mathematics, photogrammetry, geography and tools that can be implemented with GIS software.
GIS Day 2013
Welcome Home Officer Kina!
We are sponsoring a fundraiser for GPS Collars for K9's and the monthly service for tracking. Each collar cost $60.00 and the monthly subscription is $10.00 per month. At this time, our goal is to purchase collars for K-9 Officers in the Sebastian County area and 5 years of subscription service for each Officer. If we raise more money than is needed for the above purchases, we will purchase more collars and subscriptions for other agencies. If you would like to help us out, click below to make your donation.
Help us Out
We are selling GIS T-shirts to raise money for our annual GIS Day event. T-shirts are $10.00 ea and all proceeds go toward GIS Day events. Hurry and get your t-shirt before they are all gone. You can order t-shirts by contacting us through firstname.lastname@example.org
It's easy, just click the link and start shopping.
Our group provides an educational event annually at no cost to Students or Teachers. Each year, we host 500+ students for a full-day of fun and education. We are not able to provide this event without the help of sponsors and donations.
Charleston Music Fest Photo Booth
Our Committee is setup of 4 Executive Members and 4 Committee Members.
Want to know more about our GIS Day Events?
You can visit our sponsors' website by clicking their name below:
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING
Wow. I never knew that GIS was so interesting.
Paige, Mansfield Middle School
Thank you and all of the GIS group for inviting us to GIS Day. The guys really enjoyed it. It was the first time that they had geocached. I'm sure it won't be the last.
Debbie Marley,Southside High School EAST Lab
Thank you for coming and teaching us about GIS!
This group does an outstanding job of outreach to public schools
Arkansas Geographic Information Officer
GIS is a lot more fun than I thought it would be.
Mansfield Public Schools