" Google will be in town Thursday for a "MapUp" event to raise awareness of (and participation in) their Google Map Maker feature."
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Assistant GIS Specialist
Metro – Portland, Oregon
One full-time limited duration position (funded through 6/30/12) $50,069 - $67,047 annually
Application deadline: September 8, 2012
This position performs a variety of GIS tasks associated with the development, maintenance, and distribution of transportation and emergency management data associated with Metro’s Regional Land Information System (RLIS). The position also supports Metro departments, other jurisdictions, and the general public with GIS products and analysis.
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for a complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Portland State University Department of Geography and the Geospatial Information Society student group are planning a one-day cartography symposium on Friday, November 4, at the Smith Memorial Student Union on campus. We are organizing a program with a full day of presenters and a print and web map gallery. There will be no admission charge, but advance registration will be required. Refreshments will be provided.
More details to come as the date approaches.
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COLUMBIA RIVER & PUGET SOUND REGIONS
15th ANNUAL JOINT TECHNICAL EXCHANGE
Date: Friday, October 7th, 2011
Time: 9:00-3:00 (Setup time available for presenters: 8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Place: Vancouver Water Resource Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, Washington 98661, (360) 696-8478 [MAP IT]
Registration / Abstract Deadline: September 30th, 2011
ASPRS Members $25.00 (Includes box lunch and copy of abstracts)
Non-members $35.00 (Includes box lunch and copy of abstracts)
ASPRS Student Member Free + Optional Lunch ($10.00) = $10.00
Non-members Students* $10.00 + Optional Lunch ($10.00) = $20.00
*Registration fee waived if students register for ASPRS membership at session.
We recommend purchasing the box lunch as there are no dining facilities in the near vicinity of the Water Resources Education Center.
Parking: Ample FREE parking available at the meeting site
WHAT: Technical presentations by Professionals, Educators and Researchers.
This event is an informal opportunity for people who are interested in the topics of GIS, photogrammetry, and remote sensing to learn more about what's going on in our own region in resource management, government, academia, and business. The information exchange is a day-long event in which local practitioners may present a 20-minute talk on one of their current or recent projects. This is also an opportunity to learn new techniques, meet new contacts, and refresh old ones. Projectors and wireless internet connection will be available. Presenters are asked to their keep presentations under 20 minutes to allow for questions and timely proceedings.
Speaker slots will be limited due to the single-day schedule, so get your requests in early to insure your slot. Abstracts are due September 30th, 2011.
In addition to the visual presentations, each speaker will submit a 1-page description of the project and a 1-page profile of their organization (forms are on pages 3 and 4). The 1-page write-ups must be submitted by registration deadline so they can be compiled into a notebook for distribution at the meeting. Lunch and the notebook will be included in the registration fee.
WHO: ASPRS Members and Non-Members interested in expanding their knowledge.
Anyone interested in learning more about GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and related fields or who wish to share information about interesting or unusual projects in these areas are welcome. Please, extend this invitation to your colleagues who work in the areas of GIS, photogrammetry, and remote sensing. No commercial presentations or endorsements are allowed.
We particularly want to encourage non-members to come find out more about ASPRS. As an encouragement, student attendees who wish to join ASPRS the day of the session will have the registration fee waived. In addition, any person or company can sponsor a student by covering the $10 registration fee, so please consider sending them to this session to learn more about our industry and society.
Matt Boyd | Columbia River Vice President | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph. 503.505.5119
Jeff Glickman | Puget Sound President | email@example.com | ph. 425.908.7601
Here is the direct message from Mr. Marcos Nino-Ruiz:
"I cordially invite you to participate in a research project: Climate change in context: Geospatial awareness of land use allocation. If you agree to participate, you will be using some internet tools to explore a land allocation process having consideration for future projections of climate and their influence on land suitability. This experiment has been approved by the Human Ethics Sub-Committee (HESC), the University of Melbourne. Please read the plain language statement of the project before participating in the experiment. To access the experiment proceed to the web site (best experience if you use Internet Explorer 8):
Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated! At the end of the last section, if you want you may leave your email to participate in the raffle of four iTunes store gift cards of AUD$25 each (optional). Should you have any questions, please contact:"
Mr Marcos Nino-Ruiz
Phone: +61 3 8344 9184
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District Real Estate Division is informally recruiting for a part-time student intern position. Job duties will vary but the majority of the work will be cadastral cartography and geospatial data management.
ArcGIS proficiency is a must (looking for an upperclassman, grad student, or someone with equivalent prior exposure to ArcGIS). This is a paid internship with compensation dependent on education level and prior experience. Interested students should submit a resume to Mr. Enrique Godinez, Real Estate Division Chief at
Enrique.Godinez@usace.army.mil or P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208
The state of Oregon has an opening for an Information Systems Specialist (911 GIS Coordinator) with the Oregon National Guard.
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WRI has an opening for a GIS Intern in our Water Risk project, Aqueduct. For more information, see:
Overview: WRI’s Markets & Enterprise Program seeks a part-time, energetic intern to join the Water Risk Team. The Markets and Enterprise Program seeks to direct the flow of capital towards sustainable businesses, doing research and building tools to assess and integrate environmental risk and opportunities into business strategy and investment decisions. Water scarcity, partly driven by climate change, is an area where the Program seeks to provide company managers and investors with more detailed and actionable information. The intern will play a key research role in the Aqueduct project, which measures and maps companies’ and investors’ water risk.