Jacob MacDonald, a physical scientist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will present "Applying Digital Terrain Modeling to Water Resource Engineering."
Mr. MacDonald will be discussing projects that
he has been involved with, including:
- Comparing and contrasting applications of LiDAR and photogrammetry for various terrain types
- Tracking river sediment movement with LiDAR
- Topographic and bathymetric data integration for hydraulic modeling
- Lidargrammetry (LiDAR-photogrammetry hybrid) and hydro-flattening/ hydro-enforcement
- The future of bathymetric LiDAR and terrestrial laser scanning
Date: Friday, March 4, 2011
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location: Cramer Hall, Room 413
This event is free and all are welcome!
Free refreshments will be provided.
The Resource Protection group of the Portland Water Bureau is recruiting for a part-time/limited-term GIS tech position to assist us with a backlog of work associated with management of GIS databases for the Bull Run watershed and Sandy River basin. As noted in the job announcement, the position is for 24 hrs/week through June 30, 2011.
The application deadline is Monday, March 7.
Full job description.
PosGIS Help Needed in Damascus to Defend the Community Planning and Environmental Safeguardst Title. Click and type to edit.Read Now
A group of residents in Damascus- loosely organized as Livable Damascus- are trying to efficiently and stratgically build and sustain a voter network and begin pushing back on an anti-planning, anti-environmental group in Damascus (i.e. the "Ask Damascus" group being funded/supported by Oregon Taxpayers United and Americans for Propsperty) that has been successfully pushing its agenda via the ballot box. The immeadiate concern of Livable Damascus is the successful referral of the Comprehensive Plan to the voters in May by the Ask Damascus crowd. If the measure 3-375 does not pass, land-use protections for for buttes and stream corridors- including the headwaters of Johnson Creek and the Clackamas River- could be rolled back. Livable Damascus are trying to organize the yes vote to secure the hard fought Comprehensive Plan.
They need some help putting their voter registration database and activist list in to a GIS so they can focus their outreach on a neighborhood level.
They have technically able volunteers but need someone to help them do the initial geoprocessing of their database and helping them get going using QGIS.
Do you know of anyone who might be available to help them with this effort. It is probably a shorterm and relatively straight forward volunteer project that would greatly build their capacity and help build grassroots organizing in Damascus in a postive direction. This and other upcoming elections is critical to building ecologically sustainable urban communities in this region.
If you can help contact Jim Labbe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 971-222-6112.
This is a summer position with the City of Portland's Park & Recreation District. It looks like a great opportunity for GIS students!
Celebrating a thirty-year partnership between the Library of Congress and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Maps in Our Lives exhibition explores surveying, cartography, geodesy, and geographic information systems--and draws on both the Library's historic map collections and the ACSM collection in the Library of Congress.
Check it out: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/maps/
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) / DATABASE SPECIALIST:
The primary purpose of this position is to provide GIS and database management support to the USGS research ecologist who is the principal investigator of
several large-scale bear research projects in northwest Montana. The incumbent will use GIS to address ecological research questions, assist in the development and coordination of GIS projects, and prepare graphics for multimedia presentations to various technical and non-technical audiences.
The incumbent will also assist in managing project databases, provide data summaries as needed and help coordinate field activities. The incumbent will work under the technical supervision of the Research Ecologist. This position is duty-stationed at the USGS Glacier Field Station in West Glacier, Montana and is full time for at least 2 years, starting as soon as possible.
For more information: http://nrmsc.usgs.gov/jobs
GIS Data Processing Engineer - Mountain View, CA
Simply put, Google engineers make computers do amazing things. Populated by extraordinarily creative, motivated and talented people, our Engineering team gets excited by developing new applications that really make a difference and are used by millions of people. We're driven by Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. If you seek to tackle such challenges as building a highly scalable computing infrastructure, novel storage systems, innovative user experiences or the next big application that will change the world, then this might be a perfect fit for you.
Job Description ("The role"):
Experienced GIS data-processing Engineer to develop software tools to process massive spatial datasets for use in Google products. In this critical position, you will be part of an exciting fast-paced project. You role will include working as a team with software engineers and GIS specialists to tackle challenging issues and improving existing processes. As a GIS Data Processing Engineer you have an interest in maps and aptitude for organizing spatial information.
1. Develop tools, software and processes to prepare vector and/or raster data
2. Create the framework and tools to shepherd data from acquisition through final deployment
3. Ensure all data has the proper metadata information via proper reporting from data scripts to database tools. 4. Develop software to convert data from one format to another
5. Build validation to ensure all data adheres to strict accuracy and quality specifications
6. Produce reports related to vector data. Evaluate, analyze and compare new data sources
1. BS/MS Computer Science/Engineering or GeoSciences (or equivalent)
2. Proven experience with Open GIS standards, file formats, tools (i.e. KML, GML, ERDAS Imagine, Adobe Photoshop, ESRI) and databases
3. Extensive experience with large code bases in C++, Python and/or Java
4. Experience working with large data sets and fluency with vector and/or raster data
5. Strong organizational and communication skills
Relocation is required for those who are not local - Telecommuting is not an option.
If interested, contact email@example.com
Database-GIS Specialist, ILRI-IWMI, Addis Ababa
Deadline: 20 February 2011 (10 days after being posted in Ethiopian Herald on 10 February 2011)
The selected candidate will be responsible for:
- the design, implementation, quality assurance, management and maintenance of IWMI East Africa project databases;
- the provision of GIS and database services to the IWMI East Africa research team;
- maintenance and oversight of system development and expansion of the IWMI East Africa servers
- MSc degree in GIS/RS information management, computer science or relevant discipline with focus on database and information management.
- Excellent understanding of GIS tools including ESRI products and open source web mapping tools including Map Server, Googlemap API, KML.
- Minimum of five years’ experience in system analysis, system design and system developments.
- Good communicator in both written and spoken English.
- Demonstrated ability to interact with information providers and users and determine client’s requirement.
For the full job description:
Job # 1102972
Job Title: Geographic Information System Analyst
Div/Org.: Physical& Biological Sciences 
Initial Review Date: 02-21-2011
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The Groundfish Analysis Team (GAT) is a team of biologists and statisticians that develops life history studies and fisheries stock assessments for rockfishes in the California Current, in cooperation with researchers from the California Department of Fish and Game and the University of California Santa Cruz. We are currently engaged in a process of recovering spatially explicit catch data for California fisheries from the late 1920s through the late 1960s. This position will include responsibility for management and analysis of these, and likely other, fisheries data. Overarching objectives include the need to better understand spatial patterns of fisheries development and activities over time. Results from this program are intended to benefit stock assessment biologists and resource managers. This is currently anticipated to be a one year appointment, extended if possible, subject to the availability of funds.
Esri and the Society for Conservation GIS are proud to announce the first international conservation mapping competition. We will give $10,000 in prizes to entries showing excellence in conservation science, social impact, innovation, cartography and interactive web maps. Applications will begin the first week of feburary 2011 for full details go to: http://www.conservationgis.org/scgis/2011contest.html