The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the third edition of a report, ‘Climate Change Indicators in the United States.’ The report presents observed data on key measures of our environment, including U.S. and global temperature and precipitation, ocean heat and ocean acidity, sea level, length of growing season, and many others. With 30 indicators that include over 80 maps and graphs showing long-term trends, the report demonstrates that climate change is already affecting our environment and our society.
The third edition of the Indicators report adds additional years of data and four new indicators: Lyme disease, heating and cooling degree days, wildfires, and water level and temperature in the Great Lakes. In addition, the report adds four new features that connect observed data records to local communities and areas of interest, including cherry blossom bloom dates in Washington D.C., timing of ice breakup in two Alaskan rivers, temperature and drought in the Southwest, and land loss along the mid-Atlantic coast.
EPA compiles decades of observed data in cooperation with a range of federal government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and other institutions. The Indicators report focuses on long-term trends for key measures of our environment for which high-quality data exist. Each indicator and the report itself were peer-reviewed by independent experts, and extensive technical documentation accompanies the report.
To order a FREE copy of the report, send a request with your mailing address included to firstname.lastname@example.org
To find more information about the Climate Change Indicators report, or to download a PDF copy, visit http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/indicators.html
The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department is seeking a GIS Analyst/Database Developer.
For a complete job description and application instructions please visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/human-resources/jobs-and-volunteer and click on the link for GIS Analyst/Database Developer - Natural Resources The posting is open until 11/02/2014.
Applications for the next round of AAG Cartography Specialty Group Master's Thesis Research Grants are due by November 15, 2014.
Masters students enrolled full time are invited to apply for the CSG Master's Thesis Research Grants. These grants are intended to promote scholarly research in cartography by students enrolled in Geography or a related degree program. Grants are available up to a maximum of $500 and may be used for items necessary and relevant to research, such as travel, materials, equipment, and human subject fees.
Deadlines for application are March 15, June 15, and November 15 of each year. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the CSG Non-Academic Director, Sarah Bell, at email@example.com.
For more information and the application form, please visit http://www.csun.edu/~hfgeg003/csg/master.html. You can also access that page from the Awards and Competitions section of the main CSG Web site, http://www.csun.edu/~hfgeg003/csg.
The MapStory Foundation is proud to sponsor the Fall Symposium of the American Geographical Society - Geography 2050: Mounting an Expedition to the Future. They are calling it a “multi-year strategic dialog on the vital trends that will reshape our nation and our planet.” And, this inaugural event will be hosted by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, in the historic Low Library Rotunda, on November 19th in NYC. You can learn more about this forward looking dialog at www.geography2050.org, and you can even register and be part of it.
Most of the content within MapStory.org addresses the past and the present. But, in celebration of this unique event, we at MapStory are offering a $1000 prize for whomever posts the best future oriented MapStory about how our world will change by 2050. The use of scientifically validated data on future trends is encouraged. Yet, the narrative elements of the story will be just as important.
While the financial incentive of the prize is notable, the winning MapStory will also be played at the Geography 2050 Fall Symposium for the thought leaders in attendance. The content and themes of your MapStory submission do not need to adhere to those of this inaugural event, and instead can cover any trends and underlying factors that you deem to be important to the future of our planet.
To participate, just publish your MapStory and tweet it to @Geography2050 with the hasthag #MapStory2050. Deadline for submission is November 15.
ASPRS Columbia River & Puget Sound Regions
18th Annual Technical Exchange
This event is an informal opportunity for anyone who is interested in the topics of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GIS and related technologies 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 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. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Chris Parrish presenting: “Lidar: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in a Rapidly-Evolving Field”.
Dr. Parrish, who is the Director of the ASPRS Lidar Division, has recently been appointed as a professor of Geomatics at OSU, this will be a great opportunity to meet him and help him get plugged in to the regional remote sensing community, as well as an opportunity for us to hear cutting edge information about lidar technologies.
Anyone interested in learning more about Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GIS, UAS and related fields or wish to share information about interesting or unusual projects are welcome. Please extend this invitation to your colleagues who would be interested in attending. No commercial presentations or endorsements are allowed.
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Set-up time available for presenters: 8:00am to 9:00am)
Place: Vancouver Water Resource Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, Washington 98661, (360) 696-8478
Parking: Ample free parking at the Water Resources Education Center
ASPRS Members…………. ……………… $25.00 (Includes box lunch and copy of abstracts)
Non-members …………………. …………….$35.00 (Includes box lunch and copy of abstracts)
ASPRS Student Members……………….…...$Free + Optional Lunch ($10.00)
Non-member Student*………………….……..$10.00 + Optional Lunch ($10.00) = $20.00
Registration/Abstract Deadline: 31 October 2014
** Fill out and submit the on-line registration form here
In addition to the visual presentations, each speaker should submit a 1 page description of the project and a 1 page profile of their organization. The 1 page write-ups must be submitted by registration deadline so they can be compiled into a notebook for distribution at the meeting. Projectors and wireless internet connection will be available. Presenters are asked to keep their presentation under 20 minutes to allow for questions and timely proceedings. Speaker slots will be limited due to the single day schedule, so get your abstracts in early to insure your slot.
Ian Madin | Columbia River Region | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Brown | Puget Sound Region | Dave.Brown@terraremote.com
If you are interested in becoming a member of the ASPRS, please download the current student membership application form here. The Columbia River Region (CRR) subsidy remains 50%, so student membership is only $25. Detailed instructions are on the form.
Upcoming ASPRS items of student interest:
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