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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The Cartography Specialty Group Illustrated Paper competition is held at the annual meeting of the AAG and supports student scholarly research that includes a cartographic design component. A panel of judges awards prizes of $300 (1st place), $200 (2nd place), and $100 (3rd place) to students who demonstrate their excellence in both scholarly research and cartographic design. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate.
Participants are judged on their ability to:
1) Perform scholarly research (this could include identification of a meaningful research statement and execution of appropriate methods/analysis)
(2) Produce a map which meets its intended purpose
(3) Communicate a well formulated narrative to a broad audience (both verbally and through visuals)
How to Participate
To participate, you will need to complete an application form and obtain a letter of support approximately 1 week prior to the AAG abstract submission deadline. For details, see attached PDF or follow the link below:
For more information: https://aagcartography.wordpress.com/illustrated-student-paper-competition/
The Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science invites applications for a .6 FTE Lecturer in Cartography and Director of Cartographic Services expected to begin as early as August 18, 2016. This is a continuing .60 FTE appointment, with possibility for augmentation to 1.0 through grants and contracts. Ph.D. or ABD in Geography or a related area is expected by the start date, although strong MA/MS candidates will be considered. Must be prepared to teach two courses/semester in cartography and closely related courses. Director of Cartographic Services duties include day-to-day management of the lab, design and production of cartographic products and seek additional funding for the lab. A competitive salary will be offered that is commensurate with experience. Salary may be supplemented through development of external lab funding.
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic-jobs and search by keywords “CARTOGRAPHY.”
A complete online application includes: a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Initial review of applications will begin July 15, 2016, and will continue as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool. For first consideration, please apply before July 15, 2016. For additional questions, contact Stephen Egbert, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-864-4252.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu , 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).
The European Union's Joint Research Center celebrated the International Day of Forests by launching the first ever European Atlas of Forest Tree Species. A result of the collaborative efforts of leading scientists and forestry professionals, this publication provides information on the different species that can be found in European forests and the factors that threaten them, such as the changes caused by climate change. It also aims to highlight the importance of trees and to increase awareness about the benefits which forest ecosystems provide.
They have published a version as downloadable pdf (actually 2 versions- high and low resolutions) and will be making available an online database of the results. The Atlas combines cartography, field research and natural history. It is thoroughly illustrated with pictures, maps, charts, graphs and tables.
THE DR. WALTER W. RISTOW PRIZE
FOR AN ACADEMIC PAPER IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY
The Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize, offered annually by the Washington Map Society since 1994, recognizes academic achievement in the History of Cartography. It honors the legacy of the late Dr. Walter W. Ristow, former chief of the Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress, and co-founder and first president of the Washington Map Society.
See previous prize winners here
The winner of the Ristow Prize Competition shall receive the following:
• $1000 cash award
• a one-year membership in the Washington Map Society
• publication of the paper in The Portolan - Journal of the Washington Map Society
• six copies of The Portolan in which the winning paper appears
Publication of the winning paper is a requisite for receipt of the Ristow Prize. It is the responsibility of the winning scholar to work with the editor of The Portolan to prepare the paper for publication. The cash award is paid on verification by the editor that the author has provided the necessary assistance to make publication possible.
A designation of Honorable Mention may be awarded at the judges' discretion. The recipient of this designation shall receive the following:
• a one-year membership in the Washington Map Society
• possible publication of the paper in The Portolan - Journal of the Washington Map Society
• if published, six copies of The Portolan in which the paper appears
Publication of a paper designated for Honorable Mention is at the discretion of the editor of The Portolan, and only with the consent of the author. Publication is not a requisite for receipt of that designation.
For more information: http://www.washmapsociety.org/Ristow-Prize.htm
The Wilderness Society is looking for Cartographic Designer. The individual in this position will work closely with our national campaigns, philanthropy and GIS staff. The Cartographic Designer will be responsible for creating public-facing cartographic designs that convey our conservation stories and leading the expansion of this work for the organization. Visual design work will require the integration of complex information to generate easy-to-understand map-based products for a range of audiences and media platforms. The work will require message development with multidisciplinary teams, designing and creating cartographic or related visual products and managing the editorial and production process. A successful candidate will be steeped in graphic design and storytelling expertise and have the technical abilities to create map-based products and work with the data that support these graphics.
Please see the full description and application on our website. All applications must be submitted through the website.
The PSU Geospatial Information Society student group and PSU Department of Geography will host its third one-day cartography symposium on Tuesday, November 3, in the Smith Memorial Student Union on the PSU campus. We had a full day of presentations, including a keynote address by Jim Meacham of the University of Oregon InfoGraphics Lab.
If you have not already received an evite to register for the event, please send an email to PortlandCartography2015@gmail.com.
Keynote address by Jim Meacham, U of O Infographics Lab:
Going Deep: Representing the Complexities of Wildlife Migration
Sona Andrews — PSU Provost
The Language of Maps
Francesca Berrini — Artist
Aileen Buckley — ESRI
What’s Trending with Web GIS
Adam Wilbert — CartoGaia
From paper map to slippy map: Leveraging map tiles to present large paper documents online
Chris Grant, David Banis, and Don Pettit — PSU Geography and Oregon DEQ
Standardized Symbologies for the Oregon Incident Response Information System
Nicholas Martinelli — Terraseer
Grant Humphries — TriMet
Approaches to Designing a Production Quality Transit Map
Lightning Talks — PSU, PCC, and U of O students
The event will also include a map gallery where students and cartographic professionals from all around the region can display examples of their work.
We also plan to have a lunchtime discussion panel on the Art and Science of teaching cartography.
Tuesday, Nov 3rd - All Day
Smith Memorial Student Union
The Central Coast GIS Users Group
(http://www.orurisa.org/2015_Cartography_Symposium) is pleased to
invite you to the 2015 Cartography Symposium by the Sea on Friday,
September 25th at the Oregon Coast Community College in Newport, OR
Presenters from UofO, ESRI and other organizations will cover a
variety of different guidelines and principles to help make your maps
the envy of all your friends. We all know a great map when we see it,
but what are the principles behind making a good map yourself? GIS
has changed map making from a time honored handmade labor, to mass
producing large, data filled maps in minutes.This all-day symposium
will introduce you to the basic principles of cartography (map
making), guidelines you can follow for nearly every map, and tips and
tricks for making your map fabulous. More details, including a draft
agenda, are available on the symposium website
Lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee ($35). If this
registration fee is difficult for you, please contact us for alternate
options. In an effort to reduce waste we will not be providing
individual bottled water this year. Please consider bringing a
reusable water bottle or other container for drinking water during the
symposium. We will also have cups available in case you forget. Thank
January's guest is Dave Mangold, who will speak to us about how to create great cartographic products using QGIS and Inkscape. Attendees of FOSS4G may remember the excellent map that Dave produced for the printed FOSS4G program . Dave has a lot of interesting lessons learned from this map, and new items learned since the conference - please drop in to hear all about it!
From Dave's Description of his map:
This map was created entirely from freely available data and open-source software. Data were obtained as shapefile downloads from METRO RLIS. These shapefiles were then loaded into a PostGIS database as spatial tables. The initial map was created in QGIS. The map was then saved in a vector format and finished in InkScape, where label adjustment and creation, feature layering, and annotation were accomplished. On the map, if you look closely at the southern portion of Naito Street (right edge of left panel), you will see a hidden tribute to the free and open-source resources used.
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.