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/
The National GeoTech Center normally will be presenting monthly FREE webinars on the
third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM Eastern time. SAVE the DATES!
Date and Time: April 13, 2016
“Latest Developments in Oceanographic Applications of GIS”
Dr. Dawn Wright is chief scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (aka Esri), a world-leading geographic information system (GIS) software, research and development company. As chief scientist, Dr. Wright aids in formulating and advancing the intellectual agenda for the environmental, conservation, climate, and ocean sciences aspect of Esri's work, while also representing Esri to the national/international scientific community. She maintains an affiliated faculty appointment as Professor of Geography and Oceanography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.
Dr. Wright’s research interests include geographic information science; ocean informatics and cyberinfrastructure; benthic terrain and habitat characterization; and the processing and interpretation of high-resolution bathymetry, video, and underwater photographic images. She has authored or co-authored more than 130 articles and five books on marine geographic information systems, hydrothermal activity and tectonics of mid-ocean ridges, and marine data modeling and cyberinfrastructure. Dr. Wright has participated in over 20 oceanographic research expeditions worldwide, including 10 legs of the Ocean Drilling Program, three dives in the deep submergence vehicle Alvin and twice in the Pisces V. Her fieldwork has taken her to some of the most geologically active regions of the planet, including the East Pacific Rise, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the Juan de Fuca Ridge, the Tonga Trench, and volcanoes under the Japan Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Dr. Wright serves on the Science Advisory Boards of NOAA, the EPA, and Conservation International, as well as many journal editorial boards. She is a AAAS Fellow, as well as a fellow of Stanford University's Leopold Leadership Program. In 2007, she was named U.S. Professor of the Year for the State of Oregon by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Dr. Wright holds an Individual Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Physical Geography and Marine Geology from UC-Santa Barbara, an M.S. in Oceanography from Texas A&M, and a B.S. cum laude in Geology from Wheaton College (Illinois). Other interests include road cycling, apricot green tea gummy bears, 18th-century pirates, her dog Sally, and Spongebob Squarepoints. Follow her on Twitter @deepseadawn
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latest-developments-in-oceanographic-applications-of-gis-webinar-tickets-21723787433
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
“Geo-Capacity Building in Europe”
Karl Dohnert, Consultant, President, EUROGEO
May 18, 2016
2:00pm (ET) to 3:00pm (ET)
Geo business is booming in Europe. Projects like GeoSkills Plus have shown that in many countries, demand for a geospatial workforce is not being met by supply. Central administration (the European Commission and Ministries of Education) seem largely unaware of the problems being faced by the industry. I suggest that more radical change in education is necessary, integrating Geo-ICT in different education sectors. In order to achieve this, connecting all stakeholders will be essential. This webinar reports on initiatives to support and enhance geospatial education in Europe and specifically those undertaken with the European Association of Geographers. It suggests the importance of 'hidden work' developing a strong lobby for geospatial education for all and sets out goals and new projects to redress the situation.
Register for Webinar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geo-capacity-building-in-europe-webinar-tickets-22545795080
Karl Donert is a consultant and education specialist. He is Director of the European Centre of Excellence, digital-earth.eu, based at Salzburg University, Austria and Director of Innovative Learning Network. He is President of EUROGEO (the European Association of Geographers), a UK National Teaching Fellow. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Salzburg and was coordinator of the HERODOT Network for Geography in higher education.
He is Vice President of the Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges group at the Council of Europe, an expert to the European Commission in Brussels, an elected member of Academea Europea.
He researches and publishes widely on many aspects of geographical education, citizenship, the use of geo-media and new technologies and on the state of Geography in Europe.
Dr. Tosha Comendant, Senior Scientist at Conservation Biology Institute, will give an introductory tour to demonstrate multiple ways to explore and create content in Data Basin. Data Basin is an online mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship. The tour will include examples of keyword & geographic search functions, mapping, and collaborative tools. A 30 minute presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of informal questions and discussion. Questions always welcome to: email@example.com
Title: Navigating the Data Basin Platform: A Guided Tour
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM PACIFIC TIME
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
View discussion online: scgis.org/discussion/id/641
CartoDB is hosting a free, online class on December 3rd from 2:00 - 3:30pm MST.
CartoDB is a powerful, affordable platform for interactive web maps. I would suggest that anyone interested in expanding their skillsets or just starting with interactive maps check out the class.
LIVE GIS Seminar Event #4: Understanding Spatial Data
As you know, a new GIS curriculum is taking shape on ConservationTraining; six new courses ranging in topic from the five functions of a GIS to managing your spatial data to creating a map product.
One new learning component has been created for each of these new courses, the live seminar event. We are really excited about the LIVE events. The live seminar events will be held via WebEx technology and presented by several of the course authors.
Understanding Spatial Data was released about a month ago. The live seminar event for this course will be held next week on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at Noon Eastern Time. This live seminar event will be open to the ConservationTraining community and will consist of demonstrations highlighting functionality discussed within the associated course.
The live seminar event will be recorded and posted to the Understanding Spatial Data course room. Make sure to get your “seat” as soon as possible.
Click here to see the new course Understanding Spatial Data.
Click here to register for the LIVE GIS Seminar Event on August 27, 2013 at Noon Eastern Time.
Frank Biasi's will be presenting a webinar -- Integrating Multimedia and Maps to Tell Stories and Engage the Public -- next Wednesday, March 13th at 12 noon, Eastern Time. Frank is the Director of Digital Development with National Geographic Maps and he has a lot of fascinating conservation GIS information to share with us.
Please click here for more details and follow the instructions below to join the discussion.
Topic: Integrating Multimedia and Maps
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 825 742 753
Meeting Password: WCS4scgis
To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
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The ASPRS Webinar Workshop Series
Preparation for ASPRS Provisional Certification
offered in two 2-hour segments on April 16th and 17 th, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012 – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern Time
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern Time
The webinar is being given in the evening over two successive days.
ASPRS students have asked for a “Preparation for ASPRS Provisional Certification” webinar designed to be a preparation course for those planning on taking any of the ASPRS Provisional Certification Exams. It will cover the purpose and form of the exams, identifies key topical areas, and lists resources individuals should review to prepare for both the Professional and Technologist Certification exams.
An applicant seeking Provisional Certification must be an active student preparing to graduate with educational training in the spatial sciences from an approved institution of higher education, and must follow the Basic Requirements as previously outlined for Certified Photogrammetrist, Mapping Scientist, or Technologist; the exception being the required on-job experience.
For complete information on the Preparation for ASPRS Provisional Certification Webinar Workshop, go to
The Registration Deadline is April 13, 2012.
Click here for the online registration form.
Don’t wait; sign up today.
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Check out this webinar put on by Google introducing it's Google Earth Builder - a cloud-based mapping platform.
"It is designed for organizations that own, license or manage large amounts of geospatial data. The product is particularly well-suited for those needing to get data out of the GIS department and into the hands of employees, customers, constituents and the public at large. Take this opportunity to explore Google Earth Builder with the product team."