Monday, November 26, 2007

NASA’s DEVELOP Summer 2008

November 26, 2007

Dr. Matthew Clark
Sonoma State University

Dear Dr. Clark,

We are pleased to announce NASA’s DEVELOP Summer 2008
Internship Program for undergraduate and graduate students
with an interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
or Remote Sensing. This is a paid 10-week internship
program located at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain
View, California that begins June 9, 2008 (for semester
system) or June 16 (for quarter system).

DEVELOP is a NASA Science Mission Directorate Applied
Sciences Program that fosters human capital development to
extend science research to local communities. Student
teams research NASA science capabilities relevant to
community concerns, create and complete projects using
remote sensing and GIS techniques, and create advanced
computer generated visualizations demonstrating research
results. The activities are student-led, with mentors from
NASA and partner organizations.

A stipend will be provided for selected students. Housing
for students coming from outside the area will be provided
and is located near the DEVELOP facilities, with
accessible public transportation. The Program also covers
per diem and other travel costs for fieldwork conducted
during the Program.

Attached is a flyer to post in your department (note:
please be sure the “Scale to fit paper” box is checked in
the printer dialog). Applications must be postmarked by
February 4, 2008. Telephone interviews will be conducted
shortly after applications are received. Students selected
for a summer 2007 DEVELOP internship will be notified by
March 15, 2007.

For further information on the DEVELOP Internship Program
at NASA Ames Research Center, please access the National
Program website at: Please
don’t hesitate to phone or email me for more information
or clarification.


Cindy Schmidt
DEVELOP Program Coordinator
Tel: (650) 604-0021

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Personalize Google Maps

Here is a video that shows you how to easily create and share personalized, annotated maps in Google Maps. You can also load your custom maps in Google Earth.

Here is an example of a custom map of the San Francisco Bay oil spill.

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Flight Patterns

Data from the U.S. Federal aviation administration is used to create animations of flight traffic patterns and density. The Flight Patterns visualizations are the result of experiments leading to the project Celestial Mechanics by Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne. FAA data was parsed and plotted using the Processing programming environment. The frames were composited with Adobe After Effects and/or Maya.

This was not done with ArcGIS, but it is a great example of geospatial data visualization!

Better resolution and other movies at:

Friday, November 16, 2007

Obama for America GIS Intern

Posted Nov. 6, 2007

The Northern California HQ of the Barack Obama camapaign for President
is looking for some hardworking, dedicated GIS interns. Mapping plays
a very important role in our volunteer field operation (and more) so
we can use all the good help we can get. No money, lots of
responsibility and all of the intensity that a great presidential
campaign can offer. ArcGIS skills needed. Please contact Patrick
DeTemple, Obama for America California Data and Systems Manager.

Contact Information:


436 14th St. suite 305
Oakland CA 94216



Phone: 510-268-1008