ASPRS Annual DinnerRead Now
Columbia River Region ASPRS Annual Dinner
Paragon Restaurant & Bar
1309 NW Hoyt
Portland, OR 97209
15 February 2013
5:30 - 6:30 PM: Happy hour drinks & appetizers
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 PM: Business meeting & installation of new officers
Door prizes to follow
Guest Speaker: TBA
Please click HERE to RSVP
ASRPS Members: $25.00/individual, $40.00/couple, $10.00/student
Overview: Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 43 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 46 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Position Summary: The Conservation GIS Analyst will provide GIS mapping and analysis for the conservation community. He/she will assist the Landscape Ecologist and GIS Analyst on wildlife conservation projects for one of our priority regions in Alaska.
• Assist with biological data collection, data sharing, and data management
• Perform spatial analysis using ESRI tools including Spatial Analyst and Model Builder
• Design maps to be used by conservation partners and in policy advocacy
• Write reports or species accounts describing biological values presented on maps
Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, ecology, biology, geography, or a related field. Individuals nearing the completion of their Bachelor’s Degree are also welcome to apply.
• Must have completed at least one (1) year of GIS coursework, and have experience with both cartography (map design) and spatial analysis (geoprocessing). Completion of an applied conservation GIS project is a plus.
• Ability to conduct scientific writing
• Skilled in the use of both ArcGIS 10 and Microsoft Office
• Environmental Science background preferred
If available, please include a sample of your work of map design or research.
To apply: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/1608/job?mode=view
GIS Internships - an articleRead Now
I ran across this article, and although it is intended for companies creating an infrastructure for GIS interns, I thought it could be helpful for students to read through.
Seven Principles for Creating a Successful GIS Internship Program:
American Red Cross International Services in Washington, DC is hiring a
Geographic Information Systems Data Coordinator. Please feel free to
circulate the listing (see link below) among your professional networks.
The details are at:
"Room to roam: using GPS to improve the welfare of zoo elephants"
Matthew Holdgate, M.S. Candidate, PSU Biology Department
Friday, February 15th, 2013, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.
Portland State University, Cramer Hall, Room 413
Come out for an hour-long discussion on this innovative technology.
Free refreshments! All are welcome.
Sponsored by the Columbia River Region American Society for
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
How Maps Became PersonalRead Now
This article from the Atlantic Monthly interviews Michael Jones, head of mapping at Google. An interesting read!
DATA & GIS ANALYST SENIOR
Multnomah County Road Services Division, Portland, Oregon
Closes: Open Until Filled (1st review on Sun Feb 3, 2013, tentative)
Job # 6456-07
Multnomah County's Road Services Division is seeking candidates for a Data and GIS Analyst Senior position. Road Services is responsible for the safety and maintenance of Multnomah County 578 lane miles of urban and rural roads. The Division is looking for candidates who want to channel their experience and skills to serve the public and contribute towards achieving the mission of managing and preserving the County Road infrastructure and providing a safe and reliable transportation system that supports economic and community vitality. The Division is a regional leader in sustainable maintenance policies and practices that respond to the Endangered Species Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act, and National Pollution Discharge Elimination Program.
Essential Job Functions:
Road Inventory Maintenance
Field Data Collection
End User Support
Specialized Business Reports and Analysis
APPLY ONLINE ONLY.
For more details and to apply online, visit:
GIS Tech (Eugene, OR)Read Now
Global Mapping Solutions, Eugene, Oregon and Riverton, Wyoming
Closes: Not Specified
We at Global Mapping Solutions are looking to hire two new employees, one for a project slated to start in February in Eugene Oregon for Lane Electric Co-op, and one for an ongoing project in River Wyoming for High Plains power.
We use tablet computers tethered via blue-tooth to Trimble GPS receivers with our own proprietary software. Both positions are a combination of field data collection coupled with a G.I.S component. The project in Riverton is a full system inventory, from pole height, class, transformer size, to conductor size and material. The position in Eugene less data collection intensive, but would require a greater deal of G.I.S skill.
1. knowledge of ESRI software
2. Willingness to learn our proprietary software "FMGPS"
3. Strong work ethic
4. Leader ship skills
6. Ability to learn some engineering specs
7. Willingness to work outdoors, and be in good physical shape
Our compensations has two components, a base salary, and production bonus. On average after a period of training one could look at making around 50k. We offer both a 401k plan, and a medical package through United Health care.
If interested, contact me (Christopher) at CJNFL1979@aol.com
Mapping in the newsRead Now
These two stories have been brought to my attention. Both great stories about how wonkiness of mapping & GPS.
"How Afghan Amateur Mappers Unintentionally Punked Apple"
"If you lose your cellphone, don't blame Wayne Dobson"