The Center for Ecosystem Science at UNSW Australia has recently developed an online remote sensing app (https://remap-app.org) for making maps of ecosystems, landcover and land change with freely available satellite data. Remap was funded by Google in an effort to make land cover mapping quick and accessible to everyone. In particular, they wanted to get users with little background in remote sensing making high quality maps to support environmental monitoring programs and conservation:
Friday, February 9th, 2018 - Presentation by Bryan Kilburn on using sUAS for a tool
When: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Where: PSU, Cramer Hall, Rm.
Bryan Kilburn is starting his 5th year of instruction with Portland Community College's GIS program. He has 20 years of experience in the Geospatial Information System/Science field and has used these skills for Transportation Design and Civil Engineering, Environmental Restoration, Urban Planning, Demographics, Positive Train Control, Natural Resource Management and, most recently, Precision Agriculture. Byran is excited about using sUAS for a tool now, as he was the day they turned off Selective Availability and GPS technology started its inevitable integration into nearly every mobile device. Portland Community College is happy to offer GEO 248 during Winter Term. This class is interdisciplinary, designed to prepare students for the Part 107 Exam, teach basic, manual flight skills and end with entry-level guided flights for aerial photography and aerial videography. In the Spring, they're offering GEO 252, a GIS specific applications class designed to expose students to creating high-resolution orthophotos and 3D models using the principles of Structure From motion to create products for decision-making using GIS. To read more about Bryan Kilburn visit his LinkedIn profile.
The Social and Economic Analysis Branch of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in partnership with the USGS Land and Remote Sensing Program are excited to announce an employment opportunity for a social scientist in the USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Colorado. Specialized Experience for this position is defined as experience in planning and carrying out social science projects in the context of remote sensing data, satellite imagery, or similar geospatial application that includes: collecting data; conducting analysis; preparing interpretive reports resulting from analysis; and communicating scientific and technical information via the internet and presentations. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of projects integrating social and natural science within the USGS. To apply, visit the link below. DO NOT reply to this email with questions about this position. All questions should be directed to the contact provided in the job announcement at the link below.
OPEN PERIOD: 01/05/2018 to 01/26/2018
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0101-12
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent - Full-Time
SALARY RANGE: $79,799 to $103,739 per year
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13
DUTY LOCATION: Fort Collins, CO
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Aerial Mapping Company
POSITION: Aerial Sensor Operator & GIS/IT Technician
TYPE: Full Time (F/T) with Benefits
GeoTerra, Inc. is a full service aerial mapping company with offices in Portland, Eugene, and Boise with a hangar facility at Aurora State Airport, 20 minutes south of Portland. The company works for a wide variety of private and government entities across the United States with internal flight operations supporting the Pacific Northwest. GeoTerra operates three (3) aircraft with both imaging and Lidar type sensor systems. Each aircraft has a 2-person flight crew with a Pilot and Sensor Operator.
Position: The Sensor Operator is responsible for the aerial photography and LiDAR sensor systems and assisting the pilot, as needed. As a member of the flight crew, the candidate must be comfortable in small aircraft and have a GIS and/or Information Technology (IT) background. A small to medium sized person is required since the aircraft has limited space and overall weight restrictions. GeoTerra utilizes a Cessna 310, a Cessna 210 Turbo, and a Cessna 180 type aircraft. No previous experience with aerial sensors is required but the person should be very comfortable with operating a computer system. Experience with geographic information systems (GIS) software is a plus. Normally aircraft fly 8 to 12 times per month when weather conditions are good for aerial collection of image and Lidar type data sets. Given our regional weather, more flying is done from March through October than during winter months.
Secondary Duties: The Sensor Operator processes imagery and Lidar data after flights using specialized computer software. Data is reviewed for quality and completeness then forwarded on to mapping staff for production processes. Additional duties may include IT related duties, flight planning, GIS applications, and general support to office and hangar staff.
Additional Information: Our goal is to find a person who will thrive in this type of environment. Since the number of flight hours throughout the year are limited, we are searching for a candidate with GIS and/or Information Technology skills who will assist in other departments of the company. The work location flexes between our office in Portland (Sellwood neighborhood) and the hangar facility near Aurora. We will entertain the idea of this person working primarily at the Aurora hangar facility, as an option.
If interested, please forward resume and cover letter to:
Attn: Debbie Hazell
If you have questions, please contact Debbie at 541.343.8877
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Columbia River Region Chapter
Welcomes you to
The Lucky Lab Brewery
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Thursday, March 16th, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Come join us if you are you interested in…
Image Processing Technician Job Announcement
At Eagle Digital Imaging we take great pride in providing a level of service and quality that is second to none. Being a remote sensing and geographic information company, the quality of the images and data we deliver is paramount. As an Image Processing Technician you will be part of the team working in the Processing Department to transform the thousands of original digital photos taken by our pilots into the final images that are delivered to our customers.
- Process digital aerial photos using several programs (Photoshop, etc.)
- Follow complex procedures with a high level of attention to detail
- Make subjective decisions about image color/quality to match customer requirements
- Help with other processing tasks as needed as time allows (i.e., new procedures, techniques, technologies, etc.)
- Work overtime as required
- Actively participate in weekly meeting providing status reports on progress
- Advanced computer knowledge/skills (file structures, moving and copying files, file extensions, etc.)
- Ability to precisely follow procedures and directions
- Ability to do repetitive work while maintaining focus and quality
- Ability to work quickly without loss of quality
- Interest in constant improvement of work quality, speed, etc.
- Very detail-oriented and maintain quality under pressure
- Ability to accept constructive criticism
- Flexible with respect to duties, techniques, task changes, etc.
- Interest in photos and photography
- Professional, self-motivated, reliable
- Ability to work in a relationship based, team environment in close quarters
- Knowledge of photography
- Experience with Photoshop and adjusting photo color
- Knowledge of GIS (Esri and/or QGIS)
- Scripting, programming, app development, and/or website experience (especially GIS/mapping related)
- $13 per hour, time and a half for overtime
- Typical office environment
- Training will be provided at the start of employment
- This will be a full-time (40+ hours/week), temporary position during the summer image acquisition season with a start date ASAP in June (no later than 6/19/2017). The job extends through the middle of September 2017.
See our website for further information about Eagle. If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3/26/2017. Please, no phone calls.
Please note that Eagle Digital Imaging, Inc. retains the right to cancel or alter this job opportunity and/or the hiring process and schedule at any time.
Joe Gordon to present at PSU: Fusion of Multispectral Imagery and LiDAR for Classification of Oregon White OakRead Now
On November 16, 2016, we held the 5th annual Portland GIS Day celebration. GIS day is part of Geography Awareness Week and has been celebrated in the geospatial community since 1999. This year, Portland GIS students and professionals were fully engaged with a presentation by Camille Westlake of Quantum Spatial, a speed networking challenge, and the opportunity to experience an augmented reality Topographic sand table, as well as a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or otherwise known as a drone). It was a great opportunity for GIS students to learn more about the field, meet local GIS professionals, and hear about work being done in the local GIS community. This event was made possible by our sponsors - Quantum Spatial, Portland Community College, URISA, ASPRS, DOGAMI, Metro, SCGIS, and OS-Geo, and is organized by Christina Friedle @ PCC & Madeline Steele @ TriMet. And thank you to Laurence Sarrazin @ Hand-Eye Supply for your help with the space.
ASPRS Columbia River & Puget Sound Regions
Date: Friday, October 21st, 20016
Time: 9:00-(Setup time available for presenters: 8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Place: Vancouver Water Resource Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way 98661
Vancouver, Washington (360) 696-8478
Online Registration / Presenter Abstract Deadline: October 19th, 2016
ASPRS Members…………. ……………… $25.00 (Includes box lunch and copy of abstracts)
Non-members …………………. …………….$35.00 (Includes box lunch and copy of abstracts)
ASPRS Student Members……………….…...$Free + Optional Lunch ($10.00)
Non-member Student*………………….……..$10.00 + Optional Lunch ($10.00) = $20.00
To Register Online:
We recommend purchasing the box lunch as there are no dining facilities in the near vicinity of the Water Resources Education Center.
Parking: Ample FREE parking available at the meeting site
WHAT: Technical presentations by Professionals, Educators and Researchers.
This event is an informal opportunity for people who are interested in the topics of GIS, photogrammetry, and remote sensing to learn more about what's going on in our own region in resource management, government, academia, and business. The information exchange is a day-long event in which local practitioners may present a 20-minute talk on one of their current or recent projects. This is also an opportunity to learn new techniques, meet new contacts, and refresh old ones. Projectors and wireless internet connection will be available. Presenters are asked to their keep presentations under 20 minutes to allow for questions and timely proceedings.
WHO: ASPRS Members and Non-Members interested in expanding their knowledge.
Anyone interested in learning more about GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and related fields or who wish to share information about interesting or unusual projects in these areas are welcome. Please, extend this invitation to your colleagues who work in the areas of GIS, photogrammetry, and remote sensing. No commercial presentations or endorsements are allowed.
We particularly want to encourage non-members to come find out more about ASPRS. As an encouragement, student attendees who wish to join ASPRS the day of the session will have the registration fee waived. In addition, any person or company can sponsor a student by covering the $10 registration fee, so please consider sending them to this session to learn more about our industry and society.
WHERE: The meeting will be held at the
Vancouver Water Resources Education Center:
4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA. 360.696.8478
ASPRS is pleased to offer twelve awards totaling more than $50,000 in value. Available to both undergraduate and graduate student-members of ASPRS and others, these resources have been generated with the intention of advancing academic and professional goals within the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and related disciplines.
The scholarship application window is now open and applications will be accepted until November 15, 2016 at midnight EST.
For more information: https://www.asprs.org/ASPRS-Awards-and-Scholarships.html