Upcoming WesGIS Workshop: Introduction to GIS

May 20 & 21, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, PAC100

Free training workshop for Wesleyan faculty and staff introducing fundamental concepts and skills to begin using a geographic information system (GIS). Training includes short presentation demonstrating skills, hands-on skills time with step-by-step tutorials,  instructional materials, and refreshments/snacks. Good for beginners or for current GIS users that want to update to ArcGIS 10.3. Participants may attend all or a portion of the workshop. Topics include: finding and editing data, querying data by location and attributes, geocoding, geoprocessing, basic data analysis and visualization, exporting maps, etc. Lunch provided.

Registration required — workshop limited to 20 participants. Please register at http://goo.gl/forms/7rrAOqZfdz. For more information, contact Kim Diver (x2610, kdiver).

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Article about campus map created in E&ES 324 GIS Service Learning Lab

campus map article

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WesGIS Workshop: Story Maps

Creating a Story Map
Friday, April 10, 2:00-3:00, Allbritton 204
Story maps combine interactive online maps with other content (text, photos, video, audio) to portray a place, event, issue, or pattern within a geographic context. Story maps can use the tools of a geographic information system but don’t require creators or users to have any special knowledge of GIS. The workshop entails a short presentation followed by hands-on training. Suitable for beginners or current GIS users that want to update to webmap platforms.

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GIS Database Research Analyst position

The World Resources Institute is hiring a GIS Database Research Analyst for the Aqueduct project: https://careers-wri.icims.com/jobs/1883/aqueduct-gis-database-%E2%80%93-research-analyst-i/job?mobile=false&width=1264&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Learn about Aqueduct here http://www.wri.org/our-work/project/aqueduct

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GIS Internship – City of Norwalk CT WPCA

The Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) for the City of Norwalk seeks a GIS intern to assist in the development and quality control of various GIS layers. Performs technical functions necessary to create and maintain GIS spatial data, uses centrally managed spatial data for analysis and mapping; general maintenance and editing of databases and GIS data, scanning and rectifying existing maps and engineering data, assistance with various technical and administrative assignments; and basic field research assistance.   This position will work a flexible work schedule of up to 37.5 hours per week. Pay for this part-time internship position is $12.50 per hour.

Required Skills

This position requires the individual be engaged in undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited college or university with an emphasis in GIS, geography, environmental science, engineering, or similar.  GIS experience and familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS software is required. The ability to follow instructions precisely, communicate clearly, and work independently is also required. A working knowledge of computers, computer networking, plotters and printers, and ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 or newer release.

Desired Qualifications

•        Bachelors degree or in pursuit of a Bachelors degree in Geography, Engineering, or other technical field with an emphasis in GIS use  and development
•       Microsoft Office, ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Server, ArcSDE, ArcPad
•       Familiar with civil engineering, environmental sciences, environmental mapping, and/or cartography
•       Ability to plan and execute GIS projects with knowledge of proper mapping techniques
•       Familiarity with data manipulation (e.g., Excel, Access)
•       Excellent and demonstrated verbal and written communications skills

Job Location

Norwalk, Connecticut

Position Type

Part-Time Internship


$12.50 per hour

Submission and Contact Information

Please submit resume or CV to:
Steven Birney, GIS Analyst
WPCA for the City of Norwalk,  Second Floor
15 South Smith Street, Norwalk, CT 06855
E-Mail: sbirney@norwalkct.org

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Global Forest Watch is hiring a GIS Intern

Global Forest Watch at the World Resources Institute is hiring a GIS intern for Summer 2015. https://careers-wri.icims.com/jobs/1879/gis-intern%2c-global-forest-watch/job  All applications must be received online to be considered.

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Audubon California position – Temporary GIS Assistant – closing date April 22nd

Audubon California is hiring a temporary part-time GIS assistant to be based in the San Francisco office. Apply on the website below if interested. https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2466/temporary-gis-assistant/job

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Conservation and GIS Specialist position at Rainforest Trust

Rainforest Trust seeks an experienced tropical conservationist with hands-on field experience and a GIS specialist. The primary role of this new position will be to assist protected area projects from inception to completion and to monitor their effectiveness through remote sensing techniques. The position will analyze Protected Areas, endangered species, forest cover, and land use changes as well as assist our field partners with management actions to ensure the protection of over 100 Protected Areas across the tropics. Go to http://gjc.org/gjc-cgi/showjob.pl?id=1425935870 for full description.

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GIS Interns

Meet the Spring 2015 GIS Interns. For information on how to become or how to obtain a Fall 2016 GIS Intern, contact Kim Diver (kdiver).

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Graduate school opportunity in geospatial technologies

The Master’s of Science in Geospatial Technologies program at the University of Washington – Tacoma is looking for a funded RA position for the academic year of 2015-2016.

The selected student will support assistant professor Jim Thatcher on a project to map and visualize the multi-dimensional network that spins outward as information is uploaded, shared, accessed, and exchanged across social media and through mobile device use. Proprietary control of information and privacy concerns will necessarily limit and shape the contours of these visualizations revealing, in their obfuscation, where and how individuals and corporations lose control of their digital identity. As society arranges itself in such a way as to be understood through computational query, tracing the complete path of a single piece of data offers unique insight into where, physically and socially, the supposed quantified self emerges within tangles of privately owned data.

The ideal student will have familiarity with both computer programming languages (javascript and python, specifically) as well as qualitative interview techniques; however, an interest in the topic and willingness to learn is more important than specific background familiarity.

The Masters of Science in Geospatial Technologies program is a one year M.S. degree that offers an applied degree in the burgeoning field of geospatial information and technologies. The Research Assistant for this project would have the opportunity to use open-source tools taught in our curriculum in a research environment. This provides the student not only with professional opportunities in research labs, but also with the ability to be directly involved in conference presentations and potential publications.

The application deadline to be considered for this position is April 1st, 2015. Please mention your desire for consideration in your application. Additional details may be found at: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/urban-studies/master-science-geospatial-technologies-0

Please send additional inquiries to: jethatch@uw.edu

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