The AAG has received funding from the National Science Foundation to defray the expenses of participation by U.S. scientists in the International Geographical Union Regional Conference in Santiago, Chile to be held from November 14-18, 2011. The program will provide approximately twenty-five travel grants for this meeting: thirteen grants of $1,500 each junior scholars, including graduate students, and twelve awards of $1,000 each to senior scholars. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Details regarding the conference are available
Applicants should note that the deadline for submitting abstracts for papers and posters for IGU is March 10, 2011.
Applications for IGU Travel Grants are due by June 1, 2011. Submissions received after that date may be accepted as alternates. Notifications will be made within approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the deadline.
For information on eligibility and to download the application form, please refer to www.aag.org/cs/grantsawards/igutravel. Digital submissions are required by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The list was obtained from the article, "Online Map games to encourage & engages your geographic awareness" in GISUser.com. here is the link to the full article: http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/23043/222/
1. MapDuel: www.mapduel.com
This one may give you a bit of vertigo with all the zooming around, but it is the only one I've found with a question / answer format. It covers the whole globe. I did find one glitch. In a bonus question it asked me, "What is the language of this country?" when it was referring to a U.S. state. Be sure to click on the "Where the hell is Matt?" link too.
2. MapGame: http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html
Not a competitive game but the fact that it focuses on Middle Eastern and Northern Africa countries makes it pertinent to current events in that region.
3. States: http://www.sporcle.com/games/states.php
To win this game you must type in the names of all 50 states in 10 minutes. It places the name of the state that you've just typed in its proper location. Don't forget Alaska and Hawaii (or New Jersey).
4. 50states: http://www.addictinggames.com/50states.html
With this game you have to drag and drop a state shape to where it belongs on a U.S. map. It allows you to get it mostly right via snapping within a certain tolerance. You can compete with others for the best score.
The Geoinformatics Center (GIC) of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has been designated as the Project Manager by the International Charter for processing the satellite data acquired immediately after the catastrophic disaster in the north-east part of Japan on 11 March, 2011. GIC has received a large number of satellite data of the affected areas and these data have been processed at GIC to prepare maps showing the tsunami affected areas. All these maps are now available at the International Charter's Website below:
Maps are also uploaded in our web site as well:
Come See Lisa Shannon
Author of “A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman”
Tuesday, April 12th from 1:00-2:00pm
PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center
Founder of the Run for Congo Women, Portland's own, Lisa Shannon has devoted herself to helping women in the Congo. An inspiring and engaging speaker, Lisa has been featured on Oprah and in the New York Times. Lisa's courage and compassion have caused her to become a grassroots political activist working to end the use of "conflict minerals". Her powerful story will inspire you and shed light upon what is going on in today's Congo.
For Tickets, please go to:
·Chris Seymour at the SE Center Information Booth
·Stephanie Downer on the 1st floor of the Downtown Center
·The Sylvania Multicultural Center
·The Rock Creek Multicultural Center
·Birgit Wedel in the Cascade Library
Copies of “A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman” will be available for purchase and autographs at the event.
This event is sponsored by the Staff Development Office in support of Greg Gerstner, participant in the 2011 Dr. Susanne M. Christopher Leadership Internship Program.
Position Announcement (March 29, 2011)
Graduate Research Assistant in Geographic Information Science Department of Geography
Florida State University
Immediate Response Requested
Graduate research assistant needed to participate in National Science Foundation funded project investigating methods for analyzing tracking data from mobile objects (e.g. vehicles, animals, pedestrians). Initial appointment is for one year; position renewable contingent on availability of funds, work performance, etc. Position begins fall 2011.
Required qualifications include a strong background in one or more commercial GIS software packages (e.g., ArcGIS, TransCAD, etc.), some familiarity with GPS data collection techniques, previous training in spatial statistics, and the ability to work independently.
Additional desired qualifications include experience with computer programming languages (e.g., C++, python), GIS applications development, and web design.
The graduate research assistant will be housed in the Department of Geography at Florida State University under the supervision of Dr. Mark W. Horner (see http://mailer.fsu.edu/~mhorner/). Candidates must meet
the requirements for entry and funding set by the University and the Department of Geography. Students at either the Master’s of Doctoral level are invited to apply.
Interested students should contact Dr. Horner immediately via email to discuss their suitability for this project (email@example.com). Questions about the project and how to apply will be accepted through 7 April 2011. After that time, prospective applicants may no longer be considered.
REMOTE SENSING FIELD TECHNICIAN
Watershed Sciences, Portland or Corvallis, Oregon
Closes: April 22, 2011
About Watershed Sciences:
Watershed Sciences Inc is an Oregon-based company with offices in Portland and Corvallis. We specialize in remote sensing, image analysis, data processing, and
hydrology. We collect airborne data including LiDAR, thermal infrared and digital multi-spectral imagery, as well as perform ground and bathymetric surveys.
This is a unique opportunity perfect for someone who enjoys the excitement and challenges of a dynamic work environment. The responsibilities for this position
encompass all aspects of LiDAR and other remote sensing data acquisitions. The position will support airborne data collection operations throughout the U.S. and requires extensive travel with field rotations lasting up to two weeks in duration throughout the year.
Watershed Sciences offers competitive benefits packages including health and retirement plans. Salary will be commensurate with education and work experience. This announcement will be filled in our Portland or Corvallis office depending upon chosen candidate.
We are looking for an individual with the ability to be successful working independently, as well as, in a team setting. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with excellent decision making and problem solving abilities, computer proficiency, and an interest in GIS and remote sensing. An understanding of geospatial concepts and GPS survey methods is a desired, but not mandatory as on-the-job training will be provided to the employee.
Prior experience with field data collection is also a benefit. Successful applicants will be comfortable flying in a small fixed-wing aircraft over diverse topography. Consequently, an airplane ride along may be scheduled in the interview process.
A successful candidate will have a 4-year degree from a physical/ biological science, engineering program or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.5. A valid driver's license is required.
Please send letter of interest, resume with references, and salary history (in MS Word format) to:
No Phone calls, please. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
An exhibition at the University of Michigan is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human activity and scientific progress on a global scale. It has two components: the physical part supports the close inspection of high quality reproductions of maps for display at conferences and education centers; the online counterpart provides links to a selected series of maps and their makers along with detailed explanations of how these maps work. The exhibit is a 10-year effort. Each year, 10 new maps are added resulting in 100 maps total in 2014.
Check on the online exhibition: http://scimaps.org/
The Vermont Center for Geographic Information, Inc. announces an opening for a GIS Project Manager. This position will be project specific with an anticipated end date of September 30, 2014. Those interested in applying should forward a resume with cover letter, which includes salary expectations and history, and a sample Python script submitted in electronic format by the application deadline. Applications must be RECEIVED by close of business April 8, 2011.
Methods for application:
Send all materials to the attention of Linda Ladd, Business Manager. Regardless of method, all materials must be RECEIVED by close of business April 8, 2011.
Attn: Linda Ladd, Business Manager
Vermont Center for Geographic Information, Inc.
58 South Main Street, Suite 2
Waterbury, VT 05676
THE NATURAL CAPITAL PROJECT
Position Announcement SOFTWARE ENGINEER
We are seeking a software engineer to join our core development team in a highly collaborative group of researchers with partnerships among The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, and Stanford University. We are developing a platform to model and map the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes to make a global impact on major decisions about human well-being, sustainability, and the use of our lands and waters.
We offer a flexible academic work environment on the vibrant Stanford campus. Our team focuses on developing high quality code and participates in pragmatic programming practices including informal code reviews, writing testable code, evidence based scheduling, and collaborating through modern source control frameworks.
The Software Engineer will support the development of the InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) family of software tools by writing software to support the ArcGIS platform and port existing scientific models to the Google Earth Engine. Other job functions include writing test suites, fixing software bugs, implementing new features, writing documentation, participating in code reviews, and supporting internal project management tools for the development team. The successful candidate will be an intelligent, self-directed individual who is passionate about working on collaborative software projects.
B.S. in computer science, GIS, or related discipline
Two or more years’ experience developing a large software application for production.
Relevant projects can include course capstone projects for recent graduates.
Strong understanding of core computer science algorithms and computational
Experience programming in GIS related applications.
M.S. in computer science, GIS, or related discipline.
Experience with software project collaboration techniques such as bug/feature tracking
databases and revision control tools.
Experience with numerical/scientific computing.
Experience with scientific visualization techniques.
Experience with parallel programming and/or high performance computing.
Term: Through June 30, 2013 and beyond, contingent upon funding.
Location: The position is located in Palo Alto, California at Stanford University and will require extensive interaction with interdisciplinary teams and travel within the US, China and Latin America.
How to Apply: In your resume or cover letter, describe one or two software projects you have contributed to and any interesting data structures or algorithms you encountered during development. Bonus points for linking to source code of those projects. To ensure your application information is captured in our official files and that the hiring department also has immediate access to your resume, please apply to jobs.stanford.edu, Job # 41985.
The anticipated start date for this position is June 1, 2011 or earlier. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please apply ASAP.
Stanford University is committed to equal opportunity through affirmative action in employment and we are especially eager to identify minority persons and women with
appropriate qualifications. More information on the project can be found at
City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Grey to Green Summer Outreach Staff
The City of Portland’s Grey to Green Urban Tree Canopy Program is looking for energetic and outgoing individuals to join our motivated team. We are developing innovative ways to grow and document Portland’s urban forest and to educate citizens about the importance of planting trees. Outreach staff are the public face of our effort, providing extensive face‐to‐face and telephone contact with residents as we offer them new tree‐planting opportunities.
Ideal candidates will be personable, creative and adaptable, comfortable with door‐to‐door canvassing, community outreach and education, and enthusiastic about planting trees as a means of improving Portland’s environment. This announcement will be used to fill up to 10 part‐time, summer positions.
• Excellent people skills, a positive attitude, and self‐motivation
• Previous experience in canvassing, customer service, or other outreach work
• Experience representing a governmental or other organization to the public
• Strong awareness of and commitment to environmental restoration
• Willingness and ability to work full shifts on foot, in the field, in varying weather conditions
• Ability to work successfully with others in a team environment
• Ability to provide your own transportation to and from field work in N, NE, and SE Portland.
• Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
• Knowledge/experience of stormwater management and/or urban forestry issues
• Previous experience with detailed data entry, database software, and GIS software
• Ability to speak a language other than English
Duties will include, but may not be limited to:
• Contacting property owners, primarily door‐to‐door as well as over the telephone, to provide
information and promote participation in tree planting initiatives
• Recording and maintaining accurate field data
• Entering field data into GIS software
• Supporting community outreach programs, including tabling at events
• Attending staff meetings and training sessions
Work will begin in late May and will continue into September, with a possibility of a few outreach staff staying on until the end of the year. The work schedule will generally be Tuesdays to Saturdays, mid‐afternoons to early evenings, with occasional Sunday and morning shifts; for an average of 20‐30 hours per week. Pay is $14.98 per hour with no additional benefits for these seasonal, part‐time positions.
Please apply with a brief, relevant resume and cover letter by email or US Mail to the address below. Please limit your combined resume/cover letter submissions to a total of three typed pages. All materials must be received by 5:00 PM Wednesday, April 6th. Interviews will be held during the first week of May. We look forward to your application.
Please submit materials to:
Anita Lane, Sr. HR Analyst
Portland Bureau of Human Resources
1120 SW 5th Avenue ‐ Room 1000
Portland, Oregon 97204
Contact Jennifer Karps (503‐823‐2263) with questions.
The City of Portland is an equal opportunity employer.