GIS job at San Diego Safari Park

Short term GIS opportunity for 4-5 months at San Diego Safari Park –
https://www.hrapply.com/sandiegozoo/AppJobView.jsp?link=6824&page=AppJobList.jsp&skimSessionName=com.hrlogix.view.cont.table.cs.req.JobListTable&skimName=requisition.requisition_id&skimNdx=1&op=reset

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GPS devices available at Science Library

Trimble GPS units are available for Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff to borrow from the Science Library (during regular business hours).

Each device comes with charging and download cables as well as a quick start guide. Users should collect data using Trimble TerraSync (http://trl.trimble.com/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-730848/TerraSync_GSG.pdf). The guide from the USFS gives a nice brief overview with images (http://www.fs.fed.us/database/gps/documents/TerraSync.pdf). (If you are relying on real-time data you should turn on SBAS in settings.)

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A Spatial History of Wesleyan University

The Spring 2015 Digital History (HIST211) course collaborated to create a story map encompassing maps, oral histories, archival information, and data analysis.

Capture

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GIS Working Group Meeting, May 15 @ 2pm

GIS Working Group Meeting: Story Maps in the Classroom Recap
Friday, May 15, 2:00 pm
Exley Room 409

Earlier this semester, the GIS Working Group heard from faculty members who planned to integrate Esri Story Maps into their Spring 2015 courses. On Friday, we are reconvening for an informal discussion about what worked or did not work regarding story maps as a pedagogical tool in a variety of courses on campus. 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. (For an overview of story maps go to http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/.) All are welcome to join the conversation.

The GIS Working Group is an informal meeting to explore issues of incorporating geographic information systems (GIS), mapping, and spatial technologies into teaching and scholarship. The main goal of the group is to connect the growing network of Wesleyan’s GIS users on a regular basis in order to provide an inclusive venue for engaging interested faculty and staff in exploring and expanding the use of spatial technologies in their own work and to foster interdisciplinary collaborations. Funding for the GIS Working Group provided by an Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life Collaborative Project Grant.

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Conservation GIS Analyst

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District is seeking a Conservation GIS Analyst. This is a unique opportunity to apply your passion and skills at an innovative local land conservation organization. The position closes this Friday (May 8th).

Read about the position and apply here (note the link to the PDF brochure at the top of the Position Information).

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource, and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. Visit us at www.sonomaopenspace.org. Learn about the Sonoma County Vegetation Mapping and LiDAR Program at www.sonomavegmap.org

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Follow-up to crowd-sourced crisis mapping in Nepal workshop

Thank you to the participants in the recent Crowd-Sourced Crisis Mapping workshop. For more information about crisis mapping in Nepal, visit the following sites:

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GIS Job in Holyoke, MA

Job Category: GIS / Drafting
Req #: 123264
Location: Holyoke, MA
Duration: 6 Months Contract to Hire
Industry: Oil & Gas
Description: Responsible for data management between CAD and GIS for natural gas pipeline projects. Specialist will also assist in developing automated procedures for data review and standardization.
Requirements: Must have environmental experience or AS or BS Degree in Environmental field. Experience with permitting, ESRI software, geodatabases, metadata, SQL queries, and topology.
Send resumes to rryder@footbridgeenergy.com
Robert Ryder
The FootBridge Companies 40 Shattuck Road, Suite 100 Andover, MA 01810
Phone: (978) 474-4455 x126 | Toll Free: (877) 807-8400×126 | Fax: (978) 474-0077 Email: rryder@footbridgeenergy.com

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WesGIS Workshop: Crowd-sourced disaster relief efforts in Nepal

Want to help with relief efforts in Nepal after Saturday’s Magnitude 7.8 earthquake?

Special WesGIS/Mapping workshop:
Introduction to OpenStreetMap.org Relief Mapping for Nepal
When: Friday, May 1, 2:00-3:00 pm
Where: Allbritton 204
Who: Anyone in the Wesleyan community who is interested in helping out by tracing (digitizing) objects from aerial photos. No GIS experience required.

We’ll introduce tools that you can use to contribute toward relief efforts in Nepal through mapping. We’ll get you registered, provide a hands-on introduction to mapping using OpenStreetMap.org’s browser-based iD editor, and show you how to find lists of mapping tasks that need completion (following the basic outline presented a  http://mapgive.state.gov). New satellite images and tasks are being posted daily and there is still much work to be done.

The room has 30 computers. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/PZwWGMAHIu. Feel free to forward this message on to colleagues and students.

Questions? Contact Kim Diver kdiver@wesleyan.edu or Phil Resor presor@wesleyan.edu

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Environmental Modeler position at Stone Environmental Inc.

Stone Environmental of Montpelier, VT is seeking a talented individual to work within our Applied Information Management (AIM) group. Successful candidates will have a background in the physical sciences, solid quantitative skills in GIS/spatial analysis, and be proficient in one or more of the following: computer programming, numerical methods, environmental modeling, statistics, or probabilistic analysis. This person will work within a team of diverse, highly motivated environmental scientists, engineers, GIS specialists, and computer software developers.
 
Here’s a link to the full job description:
 
Please send all questions, cover letters and resumes to jperry@stone-env.com.

 

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Summer GIS Intern needed at CT DEEP

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Office of Information Management, is currently seeking to fill a 6-month, temporary Seasonal Resource Assistant position to work with the department’s GIS program. The work location is Hartford.
 
Duties may include
(1)    Providing technical assistance with ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcGIS Online to
GIS users,
(2)    Creating new or updating existing documentation and metadata,
(3)    Designing and preparing of map services and web maps,
(4)    Designing and preparing maps formatted for printing distributed digitally,
(5)    Organizing and converting environmental and natural resource information for Connecticut and Long Island Sound for distribution on the web,
(6)    Reviewing tabular and spatial data for accuracy, consistency and completeness.
 
Qualifications:  Applicants will need a working knowledge of ESRI ArcMap and ArcCatalog software. The following experience/skills would be a plus: cartography, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS Online. A degree in geography, GIS, or closely related field is preferred.
 
Pay Rate:  Pay rate varies from $11 to $14 per hour depending on skill level. There are no benefits. There are paid holidays after 90 calendar days.
 
Hours per Week:  This is a fulltime position, typically 40 hours per week (plus lunch), Monday through Friday within normal business hours. Some scheduling flexibility is possible.
 
Anticipated Length of Position:  This is a temporary position, lasting approximately six months. A seasonal resource assistant may work a maximum of 1040 hours. The anticipated start date would be approximately June 1, 2015 (and last through at least December 1, 2015).
 
To apply submit a seasonal employment application, letter of interest, and resume, to:
 
          Beth Doran
          Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
          Bureau of Central Services, Office of Information Management
          79 Elm Street, 6th floor
          Hartford, CT 06106
          elizabeth.doran@ct.gov (email submittals preferred)
         
The application deadline is May 15, 2015

 

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