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Metro is hiring a Senior GIS Specialist.
The following position is open for internal and general recruitment. For the complete job announcement and a link to the online application materials, visit the “Jobs at Metro” page www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs.
Senior GIS Specialist
One full-time position
$63,899.23 - $85,488.55 annually
Application deadline: January 5, 2011
The American Geographical Society (AGS) needs your help in a matter of vital importance. We are conducting a nationwide survey of public attitudes toward geography and knowledge about geography. This is our part in a major study funded by the National Science Foundation. This “Roadmap” project is a joint effort of the National Geographic Society, the National Council for Geographic Education, the Association of American Geographers, and AGS. The overall topic is geographic literacy, a matter of serious concern in America today. We invite all U. S. citizens and long term residents of the United States to take the survey. The only eligibility requirement is that you must be age 18 or older. The results will help guide Federal and state policies regarding geographic education.
You may access the survey online by clicking the following link: AGS Geographic Knowledge and Values Survey (If the link does not take you directly to the survey, please copy and paste this URL into your web browser: http://webteach.ubalt.edu/UltimateSurvey/Surveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?s=F30154FD158241D39265B445E3BD5817 ).
Based on trial runs, we estimate the survey will take 12 to 18 minutes of your time. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this invitation by every possible means: email, Internet, listserves, newspaper, radio, TV, social networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.), and personal appearances (clubs, local to national groups, public events, etc.).
The Estuary Partnership is opening a recruitment to fill a Research Scientist/GIS Analyst position. This will be a limited duration, approximately ¾ time, position for one year. (There is a possibility of extension.)
Work will entail coordinating the Estuary Partnership's action effectiveness monitoring program and providing GIS & data support, and other assistance as needed to the Estuary Partnership's habitat restoration program. The successful candidate will be an excellent team player and a strong communicator, comfortable with a diversity of projects, and have a broad background based in natural resources. Knowledge of lower Columbia River issues is a plus.
Applicants should submit cover letter that conveys specific experience in areas related to the job description and detailed resume that includes dates of previous employment and specific duties and responsibilities by 4:00 pm, January 16, 2012 to 811 SW Naito Pkwy, Suite 410, Portland, OR 97204 Electronic submissions may be emailed in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The complete job description is also on our website: www.lcrep.org. The Estuary Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Utilize your years of industry experience and knowledge to assess and identify practical applications of GIS in the environmental field. This is a challenging opportunity to provide leadership and management of Esri's strategic marketing and community outreach efforts as they relate to the development and use of GIS within the environmental market globally.
For full job description: http://ow.ly/6kjVv
Every month the informal Conservation GIS group meets for a social happy hour. All are welcome and encouraged to come and meet other GIS professionals in the Portland metro area. Here are the details:
Produce Row again...
(204 Southeast Oak Street)
Last month we had a good turnout and some great beer as well as a few requests to return.
Hope to see you there this Wednesday, December 14th. (sometime after 5)
Here is the link to the Cartographer GS-1370-05 vacancy (R9-12-532442-KB) which opened December 8 and closes on December 22, 2011. It is advertised to all US Citizens.
University of Kentucky is happy to announce the formation of the New Mappings Collaboratory in the Department of Geography. “New Maps” draws upon both applied and conceptual traditions in mapping practices and mapping thought and represents a stream of scholarship focused on public engagement, “big data” and user- generated Internet content, as well as experimentation in place-based
thinking, analysis, and representation. As a catalyst for mapping engagements on and off campus, New Maps works to promote creativity, excellence, and interaction around emergent mapping and GIS technologies. A range of faculty from the social sciences, humanities and natural sciences (in addition to Geography) are engaged with the
New Maps project.
Current faculty and graduate students research projects/interests include:
- Working with community partners to design and build participatory GIS and mapping tools and products;
- Collection and analysis of a range of user generated data including Twitter Tweets, Google Placemarks and Flickr photos;
- Citizen science in the production of scientific knowledge, including do-it-yourself aerial image capture using helium balloons and kites;
- Analyzing the spatiality of online social networks through volunteered geographic data;
- Applying GIS techniques to the digital humanities and related disciplines; and
- Ethics, implications, and the use of geographic information and technologies in an age of ubiquitous location and surveillance.
We encourage students interested in graduate studies in these areas to apply for study at the University of Kentucky. More details available
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2012. Fellowships and teaching assistantships (including full tuition waivers) are available on a competitive basis.
For more information please see http://newmaps.as.uky.edu/ or contact
Dr. Jeremy Crampton (jcrampton AT uky.edu), Dr. Matthew Wilson (matthew.w.wilson AT uky.edu) or Dr. Matthew Zook (zook AT uky.edu).
Researchers at the University of Toronto have studied how social connections on Twitter relate to geographic location. The study revealed that Twitter users who regularly interact are often located near one another, writes Richard Florida, director of the university's Martin Prosperity Institute. "Their findings indicate that place and proximity continue to matter even in social media. Twitter doesn't replace the networks that exist in the real world -- it reinforces them and makes them stronger," he writes.
To read the full article: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/technology/2011/12/how-twitter-proves-place-matters/663/
December 15, 2011 Mr. Huancheng Ma
Ecosystem Management - valuable ideas about habitat conservation in SW China
In China, there has been a ban on logging since 1998. Since then, many forest restoration and conservation projects have been established, but none that address issues on whole ecosystem health. Dr. Huancheng Ma will share what he has learned about forest management here in the Pacific Northwest and how some components of our various management strategies like the Northwest Forest Plan or the model of our National Parks system can be used to benefit regions in SW China. Ma is a professor of silviculture at SW Forestry University.
Talks are free with RSVP to me before Thursday, December 15, or pay $8 museum admission at entrance. Plan to come early if possible to enjoy conversation with other WFI fellows from South Korea, Taiwan, Cameroon, and China.