Portland GIS Community celebrates at the 7th Annual GIS Day Social & MapathonRead Now
Since 1999, on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week, there is an international recognition and celebration of GIS. On GIS Day, professionals and enthusiasts take time to show the world what GIS has done to make a difference in our society and in our daily lives. This year, the Portland GIS community came together for the 7th consecutive year to recognize our work, celebrate our efforts, and share GIS with others.
It started in the late afternoon with a Missing Maps Mapathon, where 25 people mapped 2,906 buildings in a flood-ravaged region of India, and continued into the evening, where at least 130 people attended the GIS social held at the Ecotrust Conference space with exhibits, displays and presentations.
The Missing Maps Mapathon, led by Madeline Steele from TriMet, brought together a group of people to digitize buildings using OpenStreetMap for a two-hour period. Many thanks to the PSU Geography department for use of the lab, and to Alicia Milligan for assistance with the event. The data improvements made during this mapathon and others like it, make a huge difference for aid groups around the world.
During the GIS Day Social at Ecotrust, attendees had the opportunity to play around with the augmented reality sandbox table, Quantum Spatial's topology model created by a group of third grade students from cardboard, see some of the tools that Mapbox has to offer, and get a taste of the UAS classes offered by Portland Community College (PCC). Attendees also had an opportunity to win a wide variety of raffle prizes including maps, books, and t-shirts that were donated by DOGAMI, Esri, Ecotrust, SCGIS, Greg Miller, and PCC.
The keynote speaker, Lyzi Diamond, Geospatial Expert and Software Engineer, presented on what it's like to be a Geospatial professional when technology is always changing, how she became a programmer (despite never feeling like one), and her strategies for success (which include 'just winging it'). Christina Friedle, Geography Faculty & Department Chair at PCC, welcomed everyone to the event, while Jocelyn Tutak, Senior GIS Analyst at Ecotrust, welcomed everyone to the event space and introduced Ecotrust's efforts in advancing social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being.
A very special thanks to our sponsors - Quantum Spatial, Mapbox, PC Trask, Portland Community College - Geography, ASPRS, ORURISA, Ecotrust, Metro, DOGAMI, Esri, Portland State University - Geography, and Society for Conservation GIS. The success of our event is due to the large community support provided by all these organizations.
Our annual GIS day events are put together by GIS community members Madeline Steele, Christina Friedle & Alexa Todd, who volunteer their time to ensure that there is at least one day a year that the Portland GIS community comes together to celebrate our work and discipline. Thank you also to PCC student volunteers Lindsay Cumella, Steve Carter, Devin Shiang, and Michael Medina, for checking everyone in and making sure that people had everything they needed. And thank you Liam Neely-Brown for taking photographs, again!
GIS Analyst (Variable)
The GIS Analyst will be a member of a larger team of Analysts and Developers in the Geospatial Technology Services Team in the IT Department. The Analyst will work closely with the rest of the team, as well as other teams within the IT Department to provide GIS services supporting the planning, recreation, land-use, utilities, transportation, and public safety functions throughout the City. The Analyst will perform analysis, cartographic displays, database design and maintenance, scripting, and programming under supervision and guidance of Senior GIS Analysts. Successful candidates will have a strong GIS knowledge, a desire to serve the public, and enthusiasm to explore new techniques and technologies. Scripting knowledge is a plus.
The position is required to commit approximately 28 to 30 hours a week, not exceeding 130 hours per month. Hours per week may vary based on the team's commitments. The resource must be available to work during business hours (8 a.m. and 5 p.m.). The weekly schedule can be finalized based on the person's availability and the supervisor's discretion.
GIS Data Analyst/Lead-01013010
You are an experienced GIS leader who is energized by solving problems using location-based data. You take pride in evangelizing GIS to business customers and enabling critical business processes through timely, accurate, and innovative data management services and solutions. You speak both “GIS” and “IT”. You are passionate about informed natural resource management, including sustainable forestry.
We are a fast-moving team that manages the enterprise-level GIS datasets, applications, and services for Weyerhaeuser. GIS is critical to the daily operations and stewardship of Weyerhaeuser’s 12+ million acres of timberlands. We are currently consolidating our GIS environments, moving to the cloud, and transforming access to the company’s GIS assets using web and mobile solutions.
In this role you will lead the GIS Services Data Stewardship team. You will design, develop, deploy, and administer SQL Server geodatabases and integration services. You will develop relationships with internal customers throughout the Weyerhaeuser Timberlands, Energy & Natural Resources, Real Estate, Recreation Access, Acquisition and Divestiture, Legal, and Tax business units, and acquire a thorough understanding of their data. You will collaborate with these customers, other Information Technology (IT) teams, and GIS professionals to deliver GIS data management, analytic, and cartographic services.
Team Lead Responsibilities
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
2019 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition - New Deadline Due March 8th at 1pm easternRead Now
The GeoTech Center is pleased to announce the 2019 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition! The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create a project that utilizes geospatial technology to address a real-world problem. The student will then present the project and the resulting deliverables as a Poster that not only highlights their use of geospatial technology, but also demonstrates their communication and presentation skills.
The competition is software neutral.
Applicants must meet all of the requirements below to qualify for the competition (questions regarding eligibility can be directed to either Tom Mueller (Mueller@calu.edu):
The winners will be awarded registration, travel and accommodations to the 2019 GeoEd Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The winners will also present their posters at this conference. Information on Registration coming soon……
Due March 8, 2019 at 1pm eastern.
GIS Tech w/ Multnomah County Dept. of Assessment Recording & Taxation (Temp)Read Now
Multnomah County Dept. of Assessment Recording and Taxation is looking for a GIS Tech temporary employee to fill behind a upcoming vacancy. Temporary no benefits. Salary is on the link to the class specification.
Perform moderately complex specialized and technical functions and duties in the operation, use and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS); create and maintain digital maps, GIS layers and geographic database data and support the Division of Assessment and Taxation (DART) staff.
This is the full performance/journey level in the GIS Technician series. Incumbents perform the full range of duties, working independently, applying well developed subject knowledge, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Completed work is reviewed based on compliance, appropriateness, and effectiveness in meeting goals and deadlines.
The GIS Technician is distinguished from the GIS Technician Senior in that the latter is the advanced journey classification and is assigned highly complex duties that require judgment, specialized technical and systems knowledge. In addition, the GIS Technician Senior may provide functional and technical supervision to clerical and/or technical staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Essential Functions (Essential functions as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include the following duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. Depending upon assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties, which are a representative sample of the level of work appropriate to this classification.)
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (LEVEL AND TYPE OF WORK) AND/OR SUPERVISION
Receives general supervision from management, professional, or technical staff.
COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Education/Training: Equivalent to an Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college with major course work in cartography, drafting, or a related field; AND
Experience: Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in the use and operation of GIS and cartography systems and applications.
Depending upon assignment, candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.
Type: Classified Represented
Jarrett Walker and Associates is a consulting firm that helps communities think about public transit planning issues, especially the design and redesign of bus networks. The firm was initially built around Jarrett Walker’s book Human Transit and his 25 years of experience in the field. Today, our professional staff of nine leads planning projects across North America, with an overseas practice including Europe, Russia, and Australia / New Zealand.
You can learn about us at our website (jarrettwalker.com) and at Jarrett’s blog (HumanTransit.org). For a sense of our basic approach to transit planning, see the introduction to Jarrett’s book Human Transit, which is available online.
We are seeking a transit analyst based in Portland, Oregon, or Crystal City, Virginia. The position offers the potential to grow a career in transit planning. As a small firm, we can promote staff in response to skill and achievement, without waiting for a more senior position to become vacant. Everyone pitches in at many different levels, and there are many opportunities to learn on the job.
Duties include a wide range of data analysis and mapping tasks associated with public transit planning.
Required Skills and Experience
For this position, the following are requirements. Please respond only if you offer all of the following:
Other Desired Skills and Experience
The following are desirable but not essential, and candidates with the required skills listed above but none or few of these desired skills are still encouraged to apply.
If you have any of the following skills, please note them in your application.
Compensation, Benefits and Place of Work
Compensation will depend on skills, but will start in the range of $21-32/hour. Our benefits program includes medical, dental, and disability insurance; a 401(k) program; subsidized transit passes; paid sick leave; and paid time off.
This position will require working out of either our Portland, OR, office or our Arlington, VA, office. JWA does allow employees to set work schedules that include working from home or other locations. This position may offer opportunities to travel,to work with clients directly, a few times per year.
How to Apply
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Diversity and inclusion
JWA follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
This policy also applies to management of staff with regards to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations. It also applies to our interactions with outside vendors, subcontractors and the general public.
The deadline for applying is 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, November 15th. Submitting earlier is advantageous as we will review applications as we receive them.
We will ask a select group of applicants to perform a simple analysis and mapmaking test on their own, and then to join us for an interview. The test will be assigned on November 20 and due on November 27. We wish to hold interviews (in person or by phone/web) on November 29 or 30.
Thank you for reviewing this listing. Please share it with others you know who might be interested. We look forward to hearing from you.
PACE Engineers, Inc. is an employee-owned company providing quality professional civil and structural engineering, planning, surveying, GIS and construction management services from offices in Kirkland and Wenatchee, Washington and Lake Oswego, Oregon. We have successfully completed projects for a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors throughout the Northwest. PACE Engineers, Inc. has an immediate opening in our Kirkland GIS Group.What position we need:GIS AnalystFuture team members may apply at: http://www.prospera.com/CareerHubViewer/Post.aspx?ID=paceengineersinc_external_i3M9SpNe57Fy
What you’ll be doing:
Teaming with professionals from diverse backgrounds – including planning, engineering,landscape architecture, surveying, IT, and marketing – to build innovative solutions tocomplex geospatial problems.
Creating, updating, managing, and sharing GIS data in web and desktop environments.
Configuring intuitive web-based and mobile GIS solutions for use by non-GIS experts.
Converting data between CAD and GIS formats.
Designing maps and exhibits for use in meetings, presentations, and reports.
Assisting with development and documentation of GIS standards and best practices.
Acting as an advocate for GIS and spatial technology with internal and external clients.
Providing GIS technical support and training for internal and external GIS users.
What we are looking for:
What educational background you will need:
What we’re offering:
We offer the ability to grow in your profession and advance your career. We also offer a competitive compensation package including: