Happy GIS Day!

Geography Awareness Week is this week and GIS Day is today. Post yourself on the GIS Day story map — #GISDaySelfie.

View the Intro to GIS student GIS Day tables in Usdan 11-12:30.  Attend the Connecticut GIS Day seminars in Beckham Hall 9-2:30.

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GIS Day Wednesday Nov 19

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Wednesday, November 19 (GIS Day)
Student-led GIS Day events, 11:00-12:30, Usdan Lobby
GeoQuiz (prizes!), WesMemories map, and more
Connecticut State GIS Day events, 9:00-3:00, Beckham Hall
Preliminary Schedule:
8:45-9:10 Networking and poster viewing (all day)
9:10-9:30 Opening Remarks
9:30-10 Susan Yurasevecz, Epidemiologist and Marcia Maillard, Nutrition Consultant, Connecticut Department of Public Health, “Addressing Obesity at the Community Level: Using GIS to Identify Communities for Evidence-Based Intervention”
10-10:30 Speaker, TBA
10:30-11 Speaker, TBA
11-11:30 Lightning Talks
11:30-12:45 Lunch at Usdan Marketplace
12:45-1:45 KEYNOTE: Dr. Jonnell Robinson, Director of Syracuse Community Geography, Syracuse University, “Collaborative GIS: Using GIS and Geospatial Technologies to Support Community-based Initiatives in Syracuse, NY”
1:45-2:00 Small Break
2:00-3:00 Drone Demonstration (Jackson Field) and Closing Remarks

 

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Campus events during National Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22)

Next week is National Geography Awareness Week! Come celebrate with events on campus Monday and Wednesday… All events free and open to everyone.

 

Monday, November 17

  • Allen Carroll, ESRI
  • Seminar title: “Story Maps: Geo-Enabled Storytelling in the Digital Age”
  • 3:00 pm, with reception to follow
  • Woodhead Lounge (Exley Room 184)

Wednesday, November 19 (GIS Day)

  • GeoQuiz (prizes!), WesMemories map, and more: 11:00-12:30, Usdan lobby
  • Connecticut State GIS Day events, 9:00-3:00, Beckham Hall
  • Multiple speakers, posters, and lightning talks
  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Jonnell Robinson, Syracuse University (12:45-1:45 pm)
  • Drone demonstration (2:00-3:00 pm, Jackson Field)
  • ctgis.uconn.edu
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WesGIS Speaker: Allen Carroll

Allen Carroll flierThis Monday at 3 pm Allen Carroll, Program Manager for Storytelling at Esri, will present “Story Maps: Geo-Enabled Storytelling in the Digital Age.” The seminar is in the Woodhead Lounge (Exley Room 184) at 3:00 pm, with reception to follow.

Carroll, former chief cartographer at National Geographic, creates powerful spatial narratives through the integration of maps with multimedia content, data visualization, and user experience. GIS, remote sensing, GPS, and the Internet have transformed maps from static documents into dynamic windows on a rapidly changing world. Carroll will describe his recent adventures developing map-based narratives.

 

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WesGIS Workshop: Georeferencing

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10 Skills the Future Workforce will Need: Connections to GIS

Article by Joseph Kerski, ESRI Education Manager.

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GIS-related job in Flagstaff

The Springs Stewardship Institute in Flagstaff, Arizona has new positions open for a data management technician and for winter and summer interns. Both positions will involve GIS as well as other tasks. Although listed as an entry level, part time position, it offers potential for full time, permanent work and a leading role with this non-profit organization.

http://musnaz.org/about-mna/employment/ssi-data-tech/

http://musnaz.org/about-mna/employment/ssi-internship/

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GIS Tutor available

Mads O’Brien is a QAC tutor specializing in GIS. Her help hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-5:30pm in Allbritton Center.

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GIS job in Pittsburgh

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
 
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is currently seeking a GIS Analyst to assist in the development, and distribution of geospatial data, applications and associated products for the SPC’s 10-county regional GIS.  This position will support the various transportation, planning and economic development projects and programs at SPC, along with expanding partnerships to the region’s member governments and planning partners.
 
Essential Functions:
·         Updates and maintains the data components and applications of the GIS applying additional knowledge of spatial feature representation.
·         Assists in the designing, developing, and converting spatial databases, GIS coverage’s, GIS applications, cartographic products, standard procedures and documentation for data.
·         Reviews existing and incoming data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality, and documentation.
·         Meets with users to develop system or project requirements.
·         Provides addition data collection through the Global Positioning System (GPS)
·         Oversees entry of data into database, including application, keyboard entry, manual digitizing, scanning, and automatic conversion.
·         All other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Manager.
 
 
Education / Experience Requirements:
·        Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Remote Sensing, Cartography, Planning, Computer Science, Civil Engineering or related field.
·        At least 6 months of related experience working with ESRI GIS software.
·        Experience and/or training in cartography, remote sensing, and map analysis.
 
Salary commensurate with experience/qualifications.
 
Email confidential resume, salary history and 3 references to: hr@spcregion.org
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
For more information on the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, visit:  www.spcregion.org

 

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Help fight the Ebola outbreak with GIS

See this article to learn how you can help to map the spread of Ebola. Read the whole article to learn more about how crowd-sourced mapping is an effective tool in fighting disease outbreaks.

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