The NACIS (North American Cartographic Information Society) annual conference is fast approaching, and with it our Student Mapping Competitions. Deadline for competitions is August 31, 2020. We ask that you forward this email on to any of your students whom you think may be interested in entering the competitions. Details and links below.
Our conference is virtual this year, and will be free for any NACIS members. Annual membership rates are $50USD for a general member, and only $20 for students. We highly encourage you and your students to register and participate in the conference!
Student Map and Poster Competition:
This competition is for students who have created static print maps or posters in the 2019-2020 academic year. In a typical year, the print maps are displayed in person at our conference Map Gallery. This year, with our virtual meeting, a digital version will appear in an online gallery. There are two, $500USD prizes to be won: for Cartographic Design and for Research.
Student Dynamic Mapping Competition:
This competition is open to students who have created any digital, screen-viewed dynamic, online, or interactive map in the 2019-2020 academic year. There are two, $500USD prizes to be won: Individual entries and Group Entries.
If you or your students have any questions regarding the competitions, please contact Mary Beth Cunha or Martha Bostwick at email@example.com for assistance.
Seasonal Cartographic Technicians w/ Olmstead Center for Landscape Preservation (National Park Service)Read Now
The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is seeking excellent candidates to serve as Seasonal Cartographic Technicians. The announcement is posted on USAJOBS and closes April 6. Depending on the initial response, the deadline for applying may be extended so please spread the word! A direct link to the announcement is provided below.
GS-05 Seasonal Cartographic Technician
GS-07 Seasonal Cartographic Technician
This is a FREE event and everyone should go!
Portland State University’s Geospatial Information Society and PSU's Geography Department are hosting our 5th Cartography Symposium on Friday, March 6th at Portland State University - Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom. This day long, free event has informative presentations on a variety of cartography topics, a web and print map gallery (now accepting submissions), and more!
Visit the Cartography Symposium Website!
Join Brian Holmes, and Howard Silverman, for a bioregional beer at The Oregon Public House on Saturday April 6th, at 3:30pmRead Now
Join us for a Bioregional Beer at The Oregon Public House
Apr 06, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
We'll discuss the online atlas Learning from Cascadia, as well as the futures of bioregionalism in the Anthropocene and a new interactive mapping tool that we will be launching. All are welcome, the first 15 folks to show up will get a free beer.
Learning from Cascadia, at cascadia.ecotopia.today, is a set of multimedia maps, bound together on a single web-based platform to create an atlas of the Columbia River Basin and the bioregion known as Cascadia. Focusing on the political ecology connected to this river system, Learning from Cascadia is as much a geography of persons, histories, and collective experiences, as it is a map of locations and sites.
Monday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM
Powell's City of Books
In All Over the Map (National Geographic), Greg Miller and Betsy Mason explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Their diverse compendium includes ancient maps of dragon-filled seas, elaborate graphics picturing unseen concepts and forces from inside Earth to outer space, devious maps created by spies, and maps from pop culture such as schematics to the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones.
Our firm is urgently looking for a detail-oriented cartographer who works freelance, and who has experience drawing transit maps in Adobe Illustrator. In the course of our planning studies, we create many transit maps for our clients, all in a similar style like the slice above.
We need someone who can start at once and work quickly under direction. There is not much room for design creativity, as you will be revising maps whose style is already established. The job mainly rewards speed, accuracy, and an eye for clarity and completeness.
I invite freelance cartographers to send us a quick note at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Nov 1. Include:
We reserve the right to ask you to complete a very small task, taking no more than an hour, to establish your competence at the type of work we have. We are likely to have at least 60 hours of work for you as part of this contract. It’s possible that this could turn into something longer term.
Our offices are in Portland, Oregon and Arlington, Virginia, but you don’t need to be there to meet with us directly, although it is helpful to be on the same side of the planet so that we can interact by phone easily.
Reply by November 1 please, but because time is short we reserve the right to act as soon as we find the right person. Please spread the word if you know others who may be interested.
Esri recently released a new visualization style and supporting basemap for ArcGIS Pro that you’re going to want to check out. The new Firefly style and supporting basemap can be used to create really attractive thematic visualizations. In this article I’ll show you how to put these to use in your ArcGIS Pro projects.
Read the entire article at: http://geospatialtraining.com/using-the-arcgis-pro-firefly-style-for-data-visualization/
A good story about Dave Imus, well-known Oregon cartographer and creator of "The Essential Geography of the United States."
Registration is open!
Cartographic Technician 3
Specialty: Manual Drafting
Additional Position Information:
The full-time contract Cartographic Technician 3 position provides support to the Survey and Mapping (TERM) organization, a part of Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA’s) Real Property Services (TER) group. This position will provide support to the Survey and Mapping Manager, in an office setting located in Vancouver, WA.
The TERM organization supports right-of-way acquisition for transmission facilities by preparing pre-acquisition documentation, including, but not limited to, land descriptions and exhibits. In addition, TERM prepares and maintains drawings of BPA transmission facilities, particularly transmission line plan/profile drawings and site property acquisition drawings, including substation sites, communication sites, and fish facilities. These drawings often serve dual functions: 1) they depict BPA right-of-way and associated controlling elements, and 2) they serve as a graphic summary of the intended or as-built configurations of electric transmission facilities, particularly line facilities.
Contract personnel are not allowed to direct Federal employees, nor are they allowed to authorize expenditures or make decisions on behalf of BPA; these functions are specifically assigned to BPA employees. Contract personnel provide analysis, information and input to those functions. Additionally, contract personnel may only represent BPA (such as at seminars, industry events, etc.) with written authorization from a BPA Vice President.
This position is NOT open to Foreign National candidates.
Position Responsibilities include:
Note: all drafts, documents, materials and recommendations, as listed below, must be reviewed, finalized and approved / accepted by appropriate BPA manager and/or other federal personnel with the authority to do so.
If interested in this position, you can contact:
Sr. Staffing Specialist
First Tek, DOS LLC
620 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1205, Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 219-0625 || Fax: (503) 226-6786
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