WesMaSS GIS

The Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars Program is a two-year program that begins the summer immediately prior to a student’s first year at Wesleyan. The summer program consists of several pre-matriculation activities to prepare students for the academic expectations in Wesleyan math and physical science courses. This summer’s WesMaSS cohort learned the basics of GIS in a four-day mini-course.

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Yosemite GIS Specialist GS9/11 Vacancy Announcement 8/21/2017

Yosemite National Park will have a vacancy announcement for the GIS Specialist Interdisciplinary GS-9/11 (0150, 0401, 1301) beginning next Monday, August 21st at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477015100  Continue reading

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GIS projects featured at Visualizing Knowledge Exhibition

Louisa Winchell, Matt Shelley-Reade, and Sam Raby presented visual geographies through story maps at Wesleyan’s Visualizing Knowledge Exhibition. Sam’s “The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project: Mapping Relocation” story map won 3rd prize. Read more at http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2017/05/12/students-showcase-research-at-visualizing-knowledge-exhibition/.

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Engineer II/GIS Mapping Technician position

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Advanced GIS student projects

Students in Advanced GIS (Spring 2017) presented the culmination of their semester long projects. See below for examples of their work…

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Post-Baccalaureate Spatial Analysis Fellow Position: Smith College

The Spatial Analysis Lab at Smith College is looking for recent graduates to fill a Spatial Analysis Fellow position at Smith College. Details and application are available at: http://bit.ly/Smith2017SpatialFellow.

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GIS Specialist Job Announcement, Lake Tahoe Area

The State of California, Tahoe Conservancy has a GIS specialist position open, duty station, S. Lake Tahoe, CA: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=61339https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=61339
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WesGIS Workshop: Story Maps

WesGIS Workshop
Story Maps: How to create a dynamic online map experience
Friday, May 5, 1:30 pm
PAC 100

Story maps combine interactive oFliernline 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. This workshop for faculty and staff entails hands-on training on how to create a story map. Suitable for beginners or current GIS users that want to update to webmap platforms.

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GIS Working Group – May 5

GIS Working Group Meeting
Story Maps: What they are and how to leverage them in your classroom
Friday, May 5, 12:30 pm
PAC 136

Join fellow faculty and staff members for an informal discussion about integrating Story Maps into courses. We will discuss the utility of 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. Faculty members have used story maps as alternatives to reports and presentations or as stand-alone projects. (For an overview of story maps go to http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/.) All are welcome to join the conversation.

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Botany Field Crew jobs

Crew Leader and interns needed for on-the-ground conservation and native seed collection in the Verde Valley, working with Friends of the Verde River in Cottonwood, AZ, from May through August. 

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