2009 Ohio GIS Conference
Presentation Abstract and Biography

GIS for Ohio Conservation

Aaron Lantz, ODNR - Division of Soil & Water Conservation

Aaron Lantz is the Soil Information Coordinator at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Soil and Water Resources where he has worked since 2001. He assists Ohio watershed coordinators and county Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the use of GIS and digital soils data. Aaron began his career at ODNR as a field Soil Scientist for the Ohio Cooperative Soil Survey. He has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and a Master of Science in Soil Science from The Ohio State University and GIS certification from Columbus State Community College. Aaron is also a Certified Public Manager and a Certified Professional Soil Scientist.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 1:10 PM - Track 4

A web-based enterprise GIS application to service and promote spatial resource sharing among local decision makers is under construction. The application will allow local data to be included alongside State and Federal data and serve as the core for various analysis tools, making the data useful to a variety of conservation and natural resource planners. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the State GIS Support Center are building this application on an Arc GIS Server platform. This presentation will detail why the project is being done, how the project is being constructed and what capabilities the application will have when completed in 2010.

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