GPS Only Exists Because Of Two People: Albert Einstein And Gladys WestRead Now
A must read for all GIS professionals! A short quote to get you hooked:
“She [Gladys West] rose through the ranks, worked on the satellite geodesy, and contributed to the accuracy of GPS and the measurement of satellite data. As Gladys West started her career as a mathematician at Dahlgren in 1956, she likely had no idea that her work would impact the world for decades to come.”
Despite the ubiquity of GPS and her role in developing it, West still prefers to use a paper map when she travels. For someone accustomed to trusting their own calculations, some old habits never die.
The Clark Conservation District is hiring two oak mapping interns. A complete job description is available online here: http://www.clarkcd.org/employment
Two interns, age 18 or older, will work for the Clark Conservation District to map oak habitat in Clark, Skamania and Cowlitz counties. The interns will train with Urban Greenspace Institute (UGI) and Metro staff to map oaks from aerial photos using Geographic Information System (GIS). Limited field checks (≈ 1-day every 2-weeks) occur during training and mapping phases, but most work occurs in office. The interns will check-in weekly with UGI and/or Metro staff to oversee their work. The internship will run from July to September or October 2019, with a possible extension of up to 6-weeks. The number of work hours per week will be mutually determined by the interns and Clark CD to accommodate project needs and individuals’ schedules. There may be opportunity for college credit with a faculty-approved course of study.
Primary Job Responsibilities
• Train with UGI and Metro to spot and map oak from aerial photos using GIS.
• Develop a comprehensive map of oak habitat for southwest Washington.
• Conduct limited field spot-checks of oaks mapped in GIS.
Adjunct/Part-time Instructor – Natural Resources (GPS) | Mt. Hood Community College | Gresham, OR
Closing 3/10/2017 11:59 PM Pacific
Seeking part-time instructor for digital mapping and GPS course. Content covers elementary map and aerial photo interpretation, and introduction to GPS navigation. Class consists of two hours per week lecture; five hours per week field lab. Class runs April 3 - June 16.
An Instructor is responsible for providing quality instruction that will contribute to the learning experiences necessary for each student to meet the objectives of the course and to be successful in both their education and career development experiences.
Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, or related field
Knowledge of ArcPad GIS
College-level teaching experience, preferably community college
A hands-on experience with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) using hand-held GPS units to collect and integrate spatial and non-spatial data within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) framework.
A. Collect, process, and create geographic data using a GPS unit
B. Acquire, import, edit and export digital data
C. Create maps to visualize, interpret and present geographic data
D. Apply GPS technologies and concepts to real world spatial questions
This summer PCC has a unique opportunity to partner with Metro for a class project and students who participate will have the chance to create a pedestrian audit adjacent to PCC southeast center based on best practices from CDC, safe routes to school, and spatial research. This audit will provide student based information on how good the 82nd/Division area is to safely walk from campus to key destinations.
This class project will contribute directly to the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project a community-based effort to bring a new regional transit investment to Southeast Portland, East Portland and Gresham that can be built in five to seven years.
Class runs June 23rd thru August 13th 2014
Class Time: Monday/Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Class Location: SE Center
Class prerequisites: GEO 265 WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores
Download course flyer here.
Springfield/Eugene, OR: Utilities Data Collection, GPS Data Collector for projectRead Now
Looking to hiring a GPS data collector for a Eugene, Oregon project. It starts immediately and lasts through February with possibly extensions to the current project and a permanent position later this year ( a strong chance). The pay is $15/hr with normally 32 hours of work a week but that is variable + or - 8 hours a week. Days off would be Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday but again this is variable. This is a field job and with a lot of autonomy so the candidate must be flexible and able to work on their own. The candidate has to arrange lodging in the Springfield/Eugene area.
If interested contact Philip O'Leary at email@example.com for more information.