Please join the public campaign "Speak Up For Geography: The 10,000 Letter Challenge". As a leader in the geospatial industry, your support of geography education in K-12 schools is needed now more than ever. The goal of the 10,000 Letter Challenge is simple: to send 10,000 letters to Congress in support of the bipartisan Teaching Geography is Fundamental (TGIF) Act by November 18, 2011. This date marks the ending of Geography Awareness Week 2011 and the last day of the Congressional session before the Thanksgiving recess. It's easy to send letters to your Members of Congress at http://speakupforgeography.org.
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The Xerces Society has a job opening for an Endangered Species program Conservation Associate. This is a one-year, full-time position. This person will work primarily on bumble bee conservation projects, but will also support other endangered species projects (including mapping and surveys).
The job description and information about how to apply are on our website athttp://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/endangered-species-conservation-associate-ad.pdf
The application period closes on Friday, November 11.
The Xerces Society is looking for someone with GIS skills within this position.
Please join ORISA for the upcoming 'Maps in the Cloud' workshop on November 17th, 9am-4pm.
Access the workshop flyer here.
Bring your WI-FI enabled laptop to participate in a ‘hands-on’ workshop showing you how to create intelligent web maps without having any GIS software installed on your computer. Esri technical staff will lead participants through a series of exercises that utilize the latest capabilities of ArcGIS Online in the morning followed by case studies in the afternoon.
Learn how to:
The GIS club at PSU will will be holding a colloquium on Friday, October 21st from noon to 1PM on the PSU campus in Cramer Hall room 413. This month's speaker is Janne Boone-Heinonen, a professor in the epedemiology division at OHSU, and she will be discussing the Cardia Study, which uses GIS to examine the relationships between healthy diets and fast-food availability. Refreshments will be provided!
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PASADENA, Calif. – NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
The map, known as a global digital elevation model, was created from images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument aboard Terra. So-called stereo-pair images are produced by merging two slightly offset two-dimensional images to create the three-dimensional effect of depth. The first version of the map was released by NASA and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in June 2009.
The Wilderness Society is looking for an individual experienced in forest ecology and GIS to fill our Landscape Ecologist position in our Boise, Idaho Office. If you are interested please see our job posting at: http://wilderness.org/content/landscape-ecologist-0.
Please send your application or inquiries to the email address listed in the job description.
The Freshwater Trust (http://www.thefreshwatertrust.org/) is looking for a GIS Technician.
Position Summary: This is a full time position that reports to the GIS Manager. The GIS Technician is an integral part of the team that creates, maintains and utilizes GIS in support of conservation activities. The GIS Technician will collaboratively design and develop mapping systems and databases for staff and the public. This position interacts with a diverse mix of subject matter experts across various program areas within the conservation department.
Click here to download the full job description and application details.
Registration is now open for the 2011 Portland Cartography Symposium Nov. 4 at Portland State University! We have a full lineup of outstanding presenters and anticipate a vibrant and innovative gallery of map displays.
A registration form, program schedule and information sheet, event flier and campus map are available. To register, complete the registration form and email it to Dan Uthman at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is noon Friday, October 21. Space is limited to the first 100 registrants, so register early to reserve your spot. This is a free event.
Questions can be directed to event organizers Dan Uthman (email@example.com) and David Banis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 10th annual URBAN ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM hosted by the Urban Ecosystems Research Consortium is coming up on Friday, February 24, 2012 at Portland State University in the Smith Center
Events include a series of oral presentations, a poster session, two keynote speakers, raffles, and a post-symposium social.
Abstracts for oral presentations and posters are due on NOVEMBER 30, 2012.
See www.uercportland.org for details.
The early registration deadline is FEBRUARY 3, 2012.
On-line registration standard rate: $35;
student rate: $15;
volunteer rate: $5;
fee includes lunch for those who pay by February 3, 2012.
Registration at door, as space allows: $40;
$15 for students (check or cash
only, no credit cards);
does not include lunch.
The UERC is a consortium of people from educational institutions, local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses who support urban ecosystem research and creating an information-sharing network to collect and use ecological data in the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver,
Visit www.uercportland.org for more details.