Monday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM
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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 email@example.com 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
www.first-tek.com || firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, 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