Calling all map nerds, geo geeks, and the spatially curious: MaptimePDX is here, and we want you to come hack with us!
This Sunday, September 29th from 1pm to 4pm, join us for MaptimePDX, a monthly/bi-weekly hack and learn event for the geographically inclined. We will have spaces for those who are already working on map-related projects (or have ideas in mind!) as well as a guided exercise to learn about creating and contributing to collaborative geoJSON datasets using geojson.io and GitHub. Beginners are very welcome and encouraged to attend! Please bring a laptop if you can.
This inaugural event will be held at Flux as part of WhereCampPDX, an unconference that aims to connect geo-enthusiasts, developers, social place hackers, artists, activists, grad students, geographers, earth scientists and anybody else who wants to "know their place." MaptimePDX will be just one of many events going on as part of the conference, and we are so excited and fortunate to be a part of this amazing happening!
We all use maps every day. Let's learn how to make them even better... together.
When: Sunday, September 29th from 1pm to 4pm
Where: Flux, 412 NW Couch Street #222, Portland, OR
Who: Anyone interested in learning more about maps and geospatial technology.
Why: Because maps are rad!
Washington Department of Social and Health Services just opened 2 exciting GIS positions for their new Enterprise GIS section. We’ll be hiring for a GIS Database Administrator (ITS5) 09918 and a GIS Server Administrator/ Application Developer (ITS/AS6) - 09932.
The following position is now open. It can be viewed in full at http://www.co.benton.or.us/hr/current_jobs.php.
Department: Community Development
Status: Regular Full Time
Classification: Technical Analyst
Wage Range: $3,964 - $4,955 per month
*This position includes mapping & the use of GIS.
GIS Analyst Position - Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska.
Salary Range: $27.85-$37.46/hour, DOQ.
Excellent benefits package.
The Kodiak Island Borough IT Department is accepting applications for the regular, fulltime position of GIS Analyst.
This is a union position. The GIS Analyst works at an advanced level to maintain the Borough’s GIS system, under direct supervision of the IT Supervisor. Coordinates GIS activities with state, federal and local governments and other entities to ensure adherence to established standards and guidelines. Provides for the development of GIS tools and subsequent training of staff. Works with IT staff in the development and maintenance of GIS databases.
Kodiak is the second largest island in the United States. Situated in the northern Gulf of Alaska, just east of the Alaska Peninsula, the Kodiak Island Archipelago is home to about 14,000 people, less than 100 miles of mostly unpaved roads, and 3,000 of the world’s largest brown bears.
Despite the island’s isolation, residents enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Downtown boasts shops,galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, two museums, and our scenic boat harbor. Commercial fishing and seafood processing, logging, recreational hunting, fishing, tourism and government make up the economy of Kodiak. The island is also home to the nation’s largest Coast Guard base, a commercial rocket launch facility, one of the largest Travelifts in the world, and six newly installed Pillar Mountain wind turbines, overlooking beautiful Kodiak City. Kodiak offers
the best in outdoor sport and recreational opportunities with access to secluded beaches,extensive wilderness trails, and easy mountain hikes.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in geography, geodesy, computer science, civil engineering, or related field, and two (2) years of experience in the GIS industry. Any equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work may be considered.
Complete job description, qualifications, and required Borough application may be obtained at Kodiak Job Center, rachel...@alaska.gov 211 Mission Road, Suite 103, Kodiak, Alaska 99615, (907) 486-3105. Position open until filled.
Web Link: http://www.kodiakak.us
Job Title: Coos Estuary Inventory Project GIS Technician
Agency: Department of State Lands – South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Other Benefits: None
Position Duration: Half-Time/~8 months
Job Location: Charleston, OR (near Coos Bay, OR on the south-central Oregon coast)
The purpose of this position is to support the development of the Coos Estuary Inventory Project, which includes status and trends assessments of environmental and socioeconomic conditions in the Coos estuary and associated sub-basins.
Contact: Craig Cornu: 541.888.8270 x 301 (email@example.com)
THE GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY Central Services Office has an opening for a GIS Analyst I or II $3,627 - $4,658 per month DOQ. Duties will include: research analysis, design and creation of map models for use in the County-wide Geographic Information System. For complete job requirements/qualifications and application please go to www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us. Applications and resume must be returned by 4:30 p.m. September 27, 2013. GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY IS AN EOE.
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation can hosted a map competition, "Opening up the Map." Check out the entries! It is full of some awesome and diverse maps.
Vote for your favorite!
This is to let you know that the 2013 Portland Cartography Symposium will take place on Friday, 8 Nov 2013.
The Portland State University Department of Geography and the Geospatial Information Society student group will be hosting a one-day cartography symposium on 8 November, at the Smith Memorial Student Union on the PSU campus. This event will include a keynote presentation by a distinguished Oregon cartographer, a full day of presentations on a diverse variety of topics related to cartography, and a map gallery. The event will be free, but advance registration will be required. Refreshments will be served.
You may remember that a similar event took place two years ago. That event was quite successful, with almost 100 students and professionals from the regional cartographic community participating.
At the moment, we would like to get a preliminary headcount of people who might be interested in displaying a map in the map gallery. If you have a map that you would like to submit to the gallery, will you please send a short note to (PortlandCartography2013@gmail.com).
Registration for this year's event will begin in October, and we expect the event to fill quickly. More details about the event will be available soon, but if the event interests you, or if you have questions, contact Chris Grant and/or David Banis at (PortlandCartography2013@gmail.com), or at our email addresses noted below.
Please share information about this event with other cartographic professionals or cartographically inclined folks, and we hope that we'll see you on 8 Nov!
Chris Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
David Banis (email@example.com)
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Information Technology Specialist 5 position located in the Wildlife Program, Science Division. The duty station is the Natural Resources Building, Olympia, WA.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Wildlife Science Division, providing data management and analytic expertise to support and provide best available science, which is used to drive protection, preservation, restoration and management of wildlife resources within Washington State. This position is located in the Spatial Data Management (SDM) section which is responsible for providing spatial and tabular database design, analysis, application development and scripting, technical consultation and customer service/support to Wildlife Program staff and their cooperators.
Click here to download full job description and application details.
Provides a variety of administrative and staff support functions for the GIS Production group. Compile and analyze data, prepare reports/recommendations for action by supervisor. Administers or coordinates programs, projects, and/or processes.
Responsibilities of this position include the following:
Requirements of this position include the following:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the above requirements and have the following:
At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct and different perspectives our employees bring to the table. We consistently strive to weave diversity into the fabric of everything we do.
PacifiCorp is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.
Job: Business Improvement
Primary Location: OR-Portland
Personnel Subarea: Non-Exempt
Hiring Range: 33,300.00 - 42,000.00
Department: GIS Production