Memphis Area Geographic Information Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of a consortium of GIS professionals spanning the public, private, and governmental business sectors.
Originally formed by GIS users in 2003 as a means to share knowledge and data. Using that as a building block MAGIC has expanded into educational outreach working with colleges and high schools in the Mid-South region. We welcome and advocate anyone willing to learn about or share knowledge of Geographic Information Technology.
GIS and mapping professionals from around the Mid-South will gather in Memphis, Tennessee, this year for the 14th annual Mid-South GIS Conference. Join us to learn about the latest ways to utilize GIS.
Jason Duke is the Southeast Regional GIS Coordinator for the US Fish & Wildlife Service in Cookeville, TN. The Southeast Region consists of the 10 southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Their mission is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Some of the projects Jason oversees include forest change analysis across the southeastern 18 states, sea level rise and climate change modeling, predictive distribution species modeling, threat index development for urbanization analysis, and the impact of invasive species using USDA plant hardiness zone change. Jason is also in his 4th term as the President of the Tennessee Geographic Information Council.
The conference committee is currently accepting presentation abstracts for the upcoming conference.
Education is a central component of the Memphis Area Geographic Information Council’s (MAGIC) mission. The purpose of the MAGIC Academic Scholarship program is to encourage and support students’ education through the completion of commendable GIS projects. MAGIC hopes to award one $2000 scholarship annually, available to any qualifying undergraduate student enrolled in a college or university in areas served by MAGIC.