GIS Day Celebration!Read Now
Please join us in a celebration of GIS Day at the Lucky Lab (915 SE Hawthorne Boulevard) on Nov. 14th from 6pm to 9:30pm.
6:00pm - Begin, eat appetizers, have a beer
6:30pm - Lightning introductions
6:45pm - Molly Vogt, GIS Program Supervisor at Metro, will give a presentation on the theme "Discovering the World through GIS"
7:15 - Christina Friedle will lead a group discussion on GIS Careers
7:45pm - 9:30pm - Socializing and geo-trivia, with prizes provided by the Oregon Geographic Alliance
Thanks to the generous support of PCC, OR-URISA, and the PSU ASPRS Student Chapter, we'll be providing lots of heavy appetizers and some beer! We've rented out the party room, which has room for plenty of geo-geeks, and we can spill out into the main area as needed. All people with an interest in GIS are more than welcome!
This event has been organized by OR-URISA Young Professionals with help from Christina Friedle!
Thanks, everyone, and hope to see you there!
REMOTE SENSING TECHNICIAN (FULL-TIME, TEMPORARY)
Watershed Sciences Inc, Portland, Oregon
Closes: Open until all positions filled
Watershed Sciences Inc (WSI) is in search of multiple persons to fill full-time, hourly, temporary positions for Remote Sensing Technicians in the Portland office. We are looking to fill these positions immediately.
WSI has established itself at the forefront of LiDAR production and LiDAR-derived feature extraction, and exhibits a growing presence on a national scale. Employment at WSI provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in this rapidly evolving and expanding remote sensing field.
We are looking for individuals with the ability to successfully work independently, as well as in a team setting. The responsibilities for this position include processing and analysis of a variety of spatial data products (including LiDAR data) and general analysis support. Successful candidates for this position will possess a background in natural sciences and/or engineering, and understand the nature of quantitative data. Training will be provided by WSI.
Complete description and application instructions available at:
Immediate submissions are welcome and will be reviewed promptly.
No phone calls, please.
REMOTE SENSING FIELD TECHNICIAN
Watershed Sciences Inc, Portland or Corvallis, Oregon
Closes: Open until position(s) filled.
Watershed Sciences Inc (WSI) is in search of an individual to fill a full-time, regular position for a Remote Sensing Field Technician.
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 often lasting up to two weeks in duration throughout the year.
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.
Complete description and application instructions available at:
The Women's Resource CEnter and Career Reource Center at Portland Community College is happy to announce the first ever Single-Parent Career luncheon on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 11am-1pm. The luncheon will offer a focus on the challenges of meeting demands on single parents (including divorced, separated and widowed) as they aspire to reach their educational and career goals. The event will be marked by an interactive workshop to be given by LouAnn Bennett, expert Life Coach and founder of Heart Path Organization.
The event will be run in partnership with the Career Resource Center and the Women’s Resource Center and will include an interactive workshop, a free lunch, and access to a resource fair of approximately 20 vendors that provide a variety of resources for students.
Additional information together is on the attached flyer. We would be extremely grateful if you could announce this event to your students. We ask the people RSVP by Friday, November 2. Please RSVP to either firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristen.email@example.com.
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TriMet Software Developer positionRead Now
Position Summary:Responsible for top-level software application design, development and maintenance. Provide technical leadership for complex projects. Devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results. Responsible for program design and specification, coding, testing, debugging and documentation. May be responsible for multiple phases of a project and system quality assurance.
Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.
For full job description: http://bit.ly/SlHzDd
GIS Analyst w/ Lake OswegoRead Now
We are the leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. We deliver this must-have insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.
Research, analyze and document GIS data for various taxes in U.S. jurisdictions. Maintain accurate and timely GIS content.
For full job announcement: http://jobs.thomsonreuters.com/job/Lake-Oswego-GIS-Analyst-Job-OR-97034/2089333/
Web Map Design @ PSURead Now
Upcoming event information:
Web Map Design PSU, Cramer Hall 413 , Portland, OR
Date: 07 Nov 2012 2:00 PM EST
Topic: Web Map Design
More information : http://www.orurisa.org/Events?eventId=560030&EventViewMode=EventDetails
ASPRS Columbia River & Puget Sound Regions
16th Annual Technical Exchange
The technical exchange is an informal opportunity for people interested in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and GIS to learn more about how these fields are being applied in resource management, government, academia, and business within our region. This day-long event is a great opportunity to hear local practitioners and students present a 20 minute talk on one of their current or recent projects, as well as make new contacts or refresh old ones.
Date: 26 October 2012
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Set-up time available for presenters: 8:00am to 9:00am)
Location: Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, Washington 98661, 360-696-8478
Parking: Ample free parking is available on site
Registration/Abstract Deadline: 19 October 2012
** Fill out and submit the registration form here.
** See the attached form for credit card payments.
Anyone interested in attending or wishing to share information about their work is welcome. No commercial presentations or endorsements are allowed.
We particularly want to encourage non-members to come find out more about ASPRS. As an encouragement, the registration fee will be waived for student attendees who wish to join ASPRS on the day of the exchange.
Immediately following the Technical exchange, please join us for an informal social gathering at the headquarters of David Evans and Associates Marine Services, down the street at 2801 SW Columbia Way, Suite 130, Vancouver, WA 98661. ASPRS will provide light refreshments (including beer) to share while we talk shop surrounded by the latest technology in submarine remote sensing.
Craig Ducey | Columbia River Region | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Brown | Puget Sound Region | Dave.Brown@terraremote.com
Job Announcement: Elementary school seeks a mapmaker for geographic literacy program
Schmitz Park Elementary School, located in West Seattle, is seeking a cartographer/GIS specialist to create maps for its Global Passport Program. Global Passport is a geographic literacy program for students in grades K to 5. Each month, students receive a study map with a list of highlighted places; at month’s end, volunteers check students’ newly-acquired knowledge. Historically, we have used materials from Passport Club, a non-profit organization. However, Passport Club’s monthly lists of places literally span the globe, with no coherent organizational themes. This year, we have redesigned the program around regional concepts so that it makes more instructional sense. To suit the new structure, we have been creating our own maps, using a National Geographic tool. The quality of these maps is somewhat low, however. Thus, we are hoping to hire a mapmaker to generate maps for the remainder of the academic year. Compensation would be in the range of $15-$18 per hour.
For details about the Global Passport Program (and to view maps created thus far), go to: http://www.schmitzparkes.seattleschools.org/
Click on the Academics tab along the left-side bar, then select Global Passport Program.
If you are interested in this job, or for further information, please contact:
Nancy Fisher-Allison, Librarian
Schmitz Park Elementary School
5000 SW Spokane Street
Seattle, WA 98116
Portland startup Geoloqi acquired by Esri, a large mapping software companyRead Now
Geoloqi, a portland-based start-up, has been bought by ESRI who plans to turn the Portland office into a new research & development hub.
To read the full story from the Oregonian: http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2012/10/portland_startup_geoloqi_acqui.html