Comprehensive, accurate and detailed information on public lands and private protected lands is a fundamental tool that supports Cascade Land Conservancy’s land conservation, policy analysis and resource management activities as well as a wider array of efforts undertaken by other public and private sector entities at the national, state and local levels. As progress is made toward implementing the conservation and community development strategies outlined in The Cascade Agenda, there is also a growing need to track contributions made by a highly distributed array of public and private partners.
CLC’s Central Puget Sound Protected Lands Database (CPS-PLDB) provides the most comprehensive source available for tax parcel-based conservation information concerning public and protected lands in our region. It contains location, configuration, ownership, management, use and other information throughout King, Kittitas, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.
The primary focus of this internship will be to update the PLDB with changes to boundary and attribute information through calendar year 2009 based on information collected from our many conservation partners as well as that published in other public agency datasets. The intern will also research lands currently recorded in the PLDB to improve our understanding of management and use characteristics as well as other attributes. Finally, the intern will update and publish county-scale results on a hard-copy poster, to support conservation planning at CLC and among our many partners in The Cascade Agenda.
• Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, an undergraduate geography, natural resource or urban policy/planning program pursuing a curriculum with a GIS focus. Second- or third-year undergraduate students in similar fields of study, who have completed significant GIS/geospatial coursework, will also be considered.
• Proficiency with ArcGIS 9x software, including ArcMap and ArcCatalog. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with geodatabases in editing sessions, and especially working with attribute tables.
• Familiarity working with county tax assessor’s parcel datasets is a plus.
• Familiarity with protected and public lands in the 5-county (Snohomish, King, Pierce, Kittitas, Mason) region, as well as knowledge of owning/managing agencies is helpful but not required.
• Real-world Conservation GIS experience
• Introduction to best practices in the geospatial field
• Exposure to working with public and private conservation datasets.
• Experience building and editing large datasets, and managing GIS workflows.
• Opportunity to learn basics of professional cartography.
• Exposure to public and private conservation agencies in western Washington.
Start Date and Availability: Start date flexible, but should begin in early July. Intern will be asked to make approximately a 3 month commitment and work at least 15 hours per week. Note: All internships are unpaid but offer excellent opportunities to explore a career in the conservation or community development sectors.Application instructions:Send a resume and letter of interest with the name of the internship in the subject line to Heidi-Marie Clemens, Intern Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
URISA – the Association for GIS Professionals and the King County GIS Center are partnering to bring five URISA certified classes to Seattle May 3-7. Each daylong workshop costs only $150 with workbook.
Here is what you will learn in the Open Source GIS Software workshop on May 3:
Overview Free and open source software (FOSS) has been offering choices to computer users for a number of years. Over the past few years the open source choices in GIS have been broader and more capable than ever before. This workshop will focus on GIS open source software. It will give an overview of current developments from technical and management perspectives. Selected packages and their applications in various projects will be demonstrated and discussed.
Audience Anyone interested in free and open source geographic information system software. The workshop will suit both managerial and technical needs and it does not require any prerequisites.
• Open Source GIS background and development
• Overview of Open Source GIS spatial functionalities
• Live demonstration
• Interoperability: The Open Source GIS spectrum
• Planning and implementation issues
Instructor: Carl Anderson, Fulton County, GA Here is a list of all upcoming training at the KCGIS Center with links to more information:
URISA Workshop Week: May 3-7, 2010, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
An Overview of Open Source GIS Software - May 3 - See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/URISA_OpenSource.aspx (Registration and fee required).
Addresses and IS/GIS Implementation: Key to GIS Success - May 4 - See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/URISA_Addresses.aspx (Registration and fee required).
Cartography and Map Design- May 5 - See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/URISA_Cartography.aspx (Registration and fee required).
GIS Program Management- May 6 - See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/URISA_GISPrgmMgmt.aspx (Registration and fee required).
Building Quality Spatial Data- May 7 - See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/URISA_BuildQualityData.aspx (Registration and fee required).
ArcGIS Desktop II: Tools and Functionality, May 10-12, 2010, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/DesktopII.aspx (Registration and fee required)
ArcGIS Desktop III: GIS Workflow and Analysis, May 13-14, 2010, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. See: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/DesktopIII.aspx (Registration and fee required)
ESRI training offered at the KCGIS Center during the next two months includes ArcGIS Desktop I, II, and III, Intro to ArcGIS Server, Introduction to the Multiuser Geodatabase, and Performing Analysis with ArcGIS Desktop. For more information, see: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/Training/Catalog/ESRICourses.aspx.
Want to learn more about the GIS Academy or other GIS Training Express courses? You can meet the KCGIS Center instructors in this brief video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIPDbIDUXcM.
For more information see: www.kingcounty.gov/gis/training, or call Cheryl Wilder at 206-263-5220. Classes are held in the King County GIS Center Training Facility in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square (http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/About/Location.aspx)
Local Candidates to the Greater Seattle area Preferred.
Please no Corp to Corp, Recruiting Agency or Subcontracting Company responses at this time. Thank You.
These GIS Specialists will act as shared resources for a group of Regulatory Engineers tasked with building out cell sites to protect the licensing contained within the company’s overall spectrum footprint. The ideal candidates will be responsible for supporting multiple aspects of this project company-wide (supporting multiple licensing areas). Responsibilities include but are not limited to, providing MapInfo support to the Engineering team to finish final site designs as spec design work is already completed.
Support company-wide GIS regulatory license protection needs by:
GIS Specialist Qualifications:
(Yes, it does cut off like that in the GISLounge.com ad.)