The 2018 western Oregon 1ft orthoimagery is finally available! We'll be updating all the supporting Web pages as soon as we can but wanted to let everyone know that they can start streaming the data now.
You can access Web Services to stream the OSIP 2018 imagery from the REST endpoint URL here:
Instructions for consuming Web Services (REST & WMS) can be found here:
(That page will be updated with direct links to the OSIP 2018 data soon.)
Direct download of the imagery is not available. Copies of the data are being provided on request through the Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office by contacting David Mather, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA's Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at eleven locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.
Responsibilities will include: literature review, data processing and analysis, and producing deliverables, such as a technical report, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial, is not required for acceptance. This is a multi-disciplinary opportunity for all those interested in Earth science and we encourage those in the social sciences, general science, engineering, computer science, etc. to apply.
Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20 – 29 hours per week during the term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level.
Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/. The fall position application window will be open online from May 20th through June 28th, with the term starting September 16th and lasting through November 22nd. We also have spring and summer opportunities available.
Title: Airborne Imaging Specialist (Payload Operator & Geospatial Analyst)
The Overwatch Airborne Imaging Specialist will operate Overwatch imaging systems and generate maps and other derived information products for customers in critical civil, industrial, and specialty applications, while providing feedback to drive continuous product improvement.
Overwatch Imaging is changing the way airborne image-based intelligence is created. Rooted in the airborne intelligence technology cluster of Hood River, Oregon, Overwatch Imaging is revolutionizing human understanding of the world through computer vision-optimized sensing. Overwatch makes customized imaging payloads designed for mission-critical, automated remote sensing roles. Our products allow mid-sized UAS and general aviation aircraft to collect precision survey maps, conduct autonomous search and detection, and provide real-time image-based intelligence to users. Overwatch payloads feature actively stabilized multi-band cameras combined with onboard image processing and AI software, which we leverage to reduce operator workload, identify hard-tofind small signals in large datasets, and accelerate data transformation into knowledge.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
• Payload Operations: Works directly with customers at operating sites as an imaging system expert, collecting airborne imagery with Overwatch payloads, supporting mission planning to optimize data value, and creating derived information products (maps, annotated images, reports, etc) for end-users.
• GIS Map and Photogrammetry Product Generation: Creates deliverable outputs from Overwatch payload raw and auto-processed data, including fire maps and large area orthomosaics. Generates templates and work instructions for the related software.
• Payload Technical Documentation and Training: Develops and maintains user manuals, quick reference cards and training materials, and trains payload users how to effectively collect and process high-quality data.
• Product Evaluation and Continuous Improvement: Tests new payloads and associated software, collects sample data, conducts demonstrations, and organizes product feedback and improvement opportunities. Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience and Education:
o Experience in deployed operational settings (military, wildland firefighting, or similar) and/or providing product training to operators.
o Training and hands-on professional experience with GIS software tools and map creation, especially in compliance with US fire mapping standards (ex: https://www.nwcg.gov/sites/default/files/publications/pms936.pdf)
o Experience with airborne imaging systems and ISR applications and tools.
o Experience with defect reporting and tracking tools a plus.
o 2+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, or
o 4+ years of experience in a relevant operational setting.
o Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with fluency in MS Office.
o ESRI ArcGIS, Global Mapper or similar GIS software.
o Aviation systems and remote sensing. o Photography and video imagery collection.
o Comfortable and confident working alongside customers at remote locations.
o Highly motivated tech-savvy self-starter able to work independently.
o Extraordinarily professional and calm under pressure.
o Collaborates well in a small team environment.
o Enjoys hands-on work and learning new skills.
Location: This position is based in Hood River, Oregon, and requires travel up to 50%. Remote work-from-home arrangements may be considered for the right candidate. All applicants must be authorized to work on a permanent basis in the United States.
The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel to the Global Environment Facility (STAP GEF) is looking to hire someone for a short-term contract to develop a primer on mainstreaming GIS/RS info into GEF projects (related to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation), etc. among other things. The link for the advertisment is here. The closing date is April 7.
Thirsty Third Thursday - October 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
915 SE Hawthorne
Come join us if you are you interested in… · LiDAR · GIS · UAV · Photogrammetry · Aerial Imagery We welcome all active and inactive members, those who are curious about the society or anyone who simply wants to nerd out on geospatial science. Meet professionals, network and enjoy some Lucky Lab food and drink!
Are you interested in applying your research experience, science and engineering knowledge, and data science skills to world-changing problems? Are you interested in utilizing remotely sensed information in the development of methods, models and systems for understanding weather event impacts on fulfillment and logistics? If so, then this is the job for you.
The Fulfillment Execution Data Science (FEDS) team is responsible for developing tools and models for our fulfillment network to provide analytical-based insights to help improve operational processes. We are looking for motivated scientists with strong modeling and analysis skills to join our team. You will be responsible for utilizing remotely sensed information, in conjunction with ground-based observations, to provide information on weather-related impacts applicable to our business. You will closely work with engineers, business stakeholders, research colleagues, and IT groups in incorporating the essential trade-offs within the models and take an active role in effectively communicating the recommendations to senior management.
The qualified candidate will have a proven history of driving critical research and development and developing in-depth analytical understanding of weather impacts to systems. Tools will include understanding of remote sensing physics and the signal processing/statistical modeling of this information to develop real-world measurement products.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
Remote Sensing Surveyor – Professional Land Surveyor 1
Highway Division – Technical Services and Engineering
We are recruiting for a remote sensing surveyor to join our Engineering Automation Section – Geometronics Unit in Salem. This position works with the lead remote sensing surveyor to acquire LiDAR scan data and aerial photographs. This person leads a team responsible for preparation of point clouds, mosaics, planimetric/topographic maps, and digital terrain models used in support of transportation improvement projects.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Duties & Responsibilities
Qualifications, Required & Requested SkillsCivil Engineering Specialist 2 Minimum Qualifications (Under-fill Option):
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, geomatics, surveying or transportation-related engineering and two years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience;
Five years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments;
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Professional Land Surveyor 1 Minimum Qualifications:
A valid professional land surveyor (PLS) license.
Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.
Call for Competition
We are pleased to announce the ISI (International Statistics Institute) Esri Student Poster Competition 2018/19. Final judging will take place during the ISI World Statistics Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 18–23, 2019. This competition is sponsored by Esri and ISI. The competition aims to:
Promote research - With the integration of statistical and geospatial data, it is important to promote research in topics related to this integration and use of GIS in statistics, including spatial statistics, regression modeling, spatial data management, mapping, visualization and analysis.
Encourage spatial thinking - Spatial thinking involves identifying, analyzing, and understanding the location, scale, patterns, and trends of the geographic and temporal relationships among data. We aim to foster the development of geospatial methods and analysis in university statistics programs.
Inspire curiosity - Inspire your curiosity about statistical spatial analysis, geographic patterns, and geocomputing. GIS is about uncovering meaning and insights from within data. It provides a way to understand through data exploration, analytics, visualization, and sharing and dissemination.
Quantum Spatial (QSI) is interested in bringing on temporary contract workers through our staffing agency for assistance completing projects we have lined up for Fall and Winter 2018. QSI anticipates filling 10-12 full time temporary positions. This is an entry level position with comparable pay for the area. QSI hires a large number of people from this pool to work at QSI as full time Technicians as those positions become available, anyone interested in a career at QSI is encouraged to apply to this position.
Contractors will likely be working on utility line mapping projects classifying LiDAR point clouds. While a basic understanding of LiDAR is required for the position, experience working with LiDAR data and the software program Microstation is not - QSI will train all contractors in our workflows. Candidates with backgrounds in GIS, Engineering, Remote Sensing, or a related field are encouraged to apply.
Please submit resumes for this position by email to Alison Percifield at email@example.com.
(If the asked who referred you to this opening mention Camille Westlake)