Brian Tomaszewski, Director, Center for Geographic Information Science & Technology, and also School of Interactive Games & Media. Rochester Institute of Technology.
Serious 3D GIS Games for Disaster Resilience Spatial Thinking
This presentation will share lessons learned from a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Site at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) that investigated combining open geodata, Esri City Engine and the Unity game development environment to create immersive, serious 3D game environments to build disaster resilience spatial thinking skills. A case study of the research applied to Hurricane Harvey disaster response will be presented.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
11:30am – 1:00pm
Please register for Serious 3D GIS Games for Disaster Resilience Spatial Thinking on Dec 10, 2019 11:30 AM EST at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
There’s still time to register for Build your own 3D map with LIDAR point clouds.
If you’ve seen a semi-autonomous car before, you’ve probably seen a LIDAR (Light detection and ranging) sensor. LIDAR enables a semi-autonomous car to detect surroundings with lasers; it can be used to create 3D elevation maps to help farmers to increase efficiency and it can be used to visualize buildings on a map in really high detail to showcase your real estate portfolio.
We’ll have some fun using a very familiar landmark in Florida as an example.
Be entertained while learning how to:
Build your own 3D map with LIDAR point clouds
Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
To Register: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&partnerref=email-2&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTXpSalpUbGtNMkptTkRjMSIsInQiOiIwa0o1S1wvTHhiSnhTQnlyRDY4NnVGYktcL21GNGV3V3YxQVJ2OEhLWlNqS1wvdDkrTFBGdWVrNzlxZHZaY1h4UnVUbTZxMXVkY2tDNXJ5ZEt6bW54YjlYclNBNWFZdmx2YVJiekpLSmM3RndWZ3ZFZWk2MHBKRWVEWDNsM3ZieTJQTyJ9&eventid=2050226&sessionid=1&key=1E2D917BF6CEA4B5327F2104141D0EAE®Tag=&sourcepage=register
A webinar that may be of interest, should you wish to learn about Esri’s Python data science tools, leveraging ArcGIS API for Python, ArcPy, and ArcGIS Notebooks.
Date: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Registration and additional information: https://www.esri.com/en-us/landing-page/product/2019/arcgis-notebooks-pycon-2019
Event: "SCGIS: Earth’s vital signs: Planetary-scale monitoring with Google Earth Engine".
When: May 15, 2019 @ 11AM PT
Where: Online Webinar
Satellites have been systematically collecting imagery and scientific measurements of our changing planet for more than 40 years, yet until recently this treasure trove of “big data” has not been online and readily available for high-performance data mining. The Google Earth Engine platform (earthengine.google.com) was developed to facilitate “turning pixels to knowledge” at global scale for societal benefit. Earth Engine hosts online a multi-petapixel public data catalog, updating daily, together with tools that support massively-parallel geospatial analysis on datasets such as satellite and aerial imagery, weather and climate.
As initiator and leader of Google Earth Engine, Rebecca Moore will describe the experiences of applying Google's mapping tools to the world's pressing problems in areas such as environmental conservation, human rights and creating a sustainable society.
The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) presents this webinar in partnership with the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS).
Read more and register at:
Shoreline Mapping Data and Products
April 11, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Eastern Time
Presenter: Tim Blackford, NGS
The NGS Coastal Mapping Program produces the national shoreline and other critical data used to update the NOAA nautical charts. The data is also used by coastal resource managers and others for GIS analysis, coastal modeling, and as the baseline for defining U.S. territorial limits. This webinar will provide an overview of how the NGS Remote Sensing Division collects, processes, and delivers shoreline mapping data and products.
Technical Content Rating: Intermediate - Some prior knowledge of the topic is helpful.
Learn more about the NGS Shoreline Mapping Program:
As a reminder, the NGS Webinar Series hosts presentations on various topics related to NGS programs, projects, products and services to educate constituents about NGS activities.
Telling your Geoscience Story with Story Maps
1pm Eastern/Noon Central/11am Mountain/10am Pacific Time Thu 14 Mar 2019
Communicating results of geoscience investigations to a diverse set of audiences will grow in importance in our 21st Century World. Communicating science is and will remain important to the entire community. GIS will continue to expand as an important tool for spatial analysis and visualization. Story maps are web mapping applications that provide geoscientists with the ability to combine 2D and 3D maps, audio, video, photographs, and narrative that can be shared with research colleagues, or the general public, and embedded in web pages and online presentation tools. This webinar will quickly give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make your own maps for telling your own story.
Speaker: Joseph Kerski, PhD, GISP, Education Manager, Esri
Free registration here:
WEBINAR | Drone-based LiDAR mission planning and data collection with UgCS
This webinar on LiDAR and drones will focus on the most essential topics for mission planning with UgCS: mission planning considering altitude and speed vs point density accuracy, considering altitude vs beam divergence, flight safety and other basics. It will also include demos on importing job files (KML format) and setting up the terrain-following mode etc.
The webinar will be conducted by
Modernizing the National Spatial Reference System in 2022
Aug 31, 2018 1:00 PM EDT
In 2022, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will replace all components of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), including NAD 83 and NAVD 88, with a new system that is geocentric, time-dependent and not reliant upon passive control. Every survey, map or geolocation created today will be incompatible with the new system by as much as 4 meters, depending on where in the United States you are working. This misalignment could apply to every latitude and/or longitude and/or height in your work.
In order to assist users in understanding and adapting to the new system, two technical reports were released by NGS in 2017, under the title “Blueprint for 2022”, with a third, companion report in the works. The first two reports provide the scientific and definitional aspects of four new time-dependent terrestrial reference frames and their companion “geopotential datum” (replacing and expanding upon the historic concept of a “vertical datum”). The third report will focus on the user community and how it can work within this new paradigm of time-dependent geodetic control.
This talk will focus on all of the changes to expect in the future and ways that all geospatial professionals can adapt and thrive in the new system.
January 18 - Webinar: Internship Opportunities with Student Conservation Association - Available online and in Kidder Hall 128, 12-1pm
CoS Internship Opportunities with Student conservation Association
1/18/2017 12:00 PM - 1/18/2017 1:00 PM
CoS Webinar Internship Opportunities with Student Conservation Association--- If you love the nature and wild life, please join us to learn about summer opportunities that Student Conservation Association (SCA) offers. SCA's 3-month summer internship is the most popular expense-paid opportunities for young conservationists to explore green career opportunities and to gain hands-on conservation and sustainability experience across the country. Join us to learn about the application process and ask recruiting coordinator any questions you have. This webinar is available both on-side in Kidder 128 and online (Once you RSVP before 5pm on Monday 1/16, you will receive a link to join the webinar in a location that is convenient for you.) This event is targeted toward students within the Colleges of Science, Forestry, Agricultural Sciences and Earth,Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences
More information & to register:
Or please contact the OSU Career Development Center at 541.737.4085 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Example GIS intern at SCA:
Senior GIS Intern LOCAL ONLY
January 11, 2016 to August 30, 2017
San Mateo County Dept. of Parks
The San Mateo County Department of Parks is seeking a senior GIS Intern with a college degree in GIS or extensive experience in GIS and GPS, to serve as project lead. This intern will work closely with the San Mateo County Park Department's Natural Resource Manager to continue to design and implement a natural resource GIS database. Working together they will design the system, identify data layers, establish data collection protocols, prioritize resources and parks to be inventoried, develop training modules for future data collectors, determine technology needs, purchase selected technology, and implement the GIS database. The Intern will coordinate, train, and help oversee SCA Youth Data Collection Teams in the field collecting natural resource data with I-Pads and other field technology. The Senior GIS Intern works in the Natural Resources Division of San Mateo County Parks, and is the primary GIS representative for the entire Parks Department. This position reports directly to the Natural Resources Manager, but assists other Park staff with GIS-based mapping requests.
The Senior GIS Intern is responsible for collecting, cleaning and organizing all GIS files for San Mateo County Parks and adding the files to the San Mateo County Parks Geodatabase. The Senior GIS Intern is also responsible for maintaining and updating the Geodatabase, keeping it organized and ensuring the appropriate files are added to it. The Intern works closely with the County's GIS team and GIS contractors, who maintain a larger, county-wide GIS program and Geodatabase.
The Intern should be adept at a variety of GIS applications including "traditional" applications using vector and raster files, and remote sensing applications (NDVI, NRG, etc.). Applicants should be able to interpret color and black & white (with and without near infrared) aerial photography (orthophotos), satellite imagery, LiDAR imagery and false color infrared images.
In addition to internal GIS work, the GIS Intern will coordinate with SCA Program Staff in the area to engage local SCA Summer and School Year Community Crews in various GIS-based projects for San Mateo County Parks including, but not limited to trail and trail condition mapping, invasive species monitoring, and facilities monitoring and mapping. In some cases the GIS Intern will lead these activities, which may require working on Saturday or Sunday.
For more information: http://www.thesca.org/serve/position/senior-gis-intern-local-only/po-00698382
Friday, July 29th, Geospatial Training Services we'll be presenting a free webinar entitled Introduction to Spatial Statistics Toolbox for ArcGIS Desktop. In this webinar we'll give you a high level overview of the available tools, when to use the tools, and demonstrate some of the more popular tools such as Hot Spot Analysis, Cluster and Outlier Analysis, and others.
Space is limited so sign up soon to reserve your space. Sign up at: https://itrain.leadpages.co/introduction-spatial-statistics/