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Thursday, November 4, 2010
Come join The Washington Center for a 15 week-long internship with the U.S. Census Bureau and participate in an integrated work and academic program in Washington, DC! Accepted students receive scholarships covering the cost of The Washington Center's Program and housing fee for living in furnished housing facilities, as well as a living stipend.
* United States citizenship (please note we can make no exceptions to this requirement);
* Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student focusing in studies related to geographic information systems (GIS), cartography, or geography with a GPA of 3.0 or higher;
* Undergraduate students must receive credit for participating in this program (if you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org);
* Available for a fifteen-week period beginning January 19th, 2011;
* Proficiency with GIS software (ArcGIS 9.2 preferred).
* Applicants should be independent and proactive workers who are detail-oriented and have experience manipulating data. Knowledge of GIS is required; knowledge or willingness to learn databases, Google Earth, ORACLE, Microsoft Access, Adobe Illustrator, etc. is desirable.
Desired Skills or Qualities, in addition to those mentioned above:
* Experience writing scripts and/or software code using PERL, HTML, SQL, etc.
* Experience using advanced functionality of a database (Oracle, Access, Excel, etc).
* Basic map production support
* Map printing and plotting
* Interactive map image editing
* Electronic Map image review
How to Apply:
Students must submit an online application at http://secure.twc.edu. Once they create a username and log in, they should select "Internship" from the drop-down menu, and select "Apply Now." Under the Personal Information tab, students should select "Government Scholarship Program." Students should check the Census Bureau box. Students must submit official transcripts to The Washington Center.
Please note that there is no application fee in order to apply for this program; if the student is prompted to provide payment information, they have selected the incorrect application and should make sure they have selected the Government Scholarship Program. If they have any concerns, they should contact Josh at email@example.com or 202-238-7986. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline to submit the application by November 27th, 2010. Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than the deadline if at all possible, to allow more than adequate time to be put through a security clearance process.
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
1333 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2205
Direct line: 202-238-7986
Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
“Bizarre” – in this competition – refers to maps that are strikingly out of the ordinary. Public Voting for the Nationwide Bizarre Map Challenge (BMC) competition ended on April 26. There are 3269 valid votes total for all ten maps during the two weeks public voting period. All winners’ and finalists’ maps can be viewed at http://bizarremap.sdsu.edu/
The first place winner is an undergraduate student, Christopher Brown, from University of Alabama. He won the $5000 cash award for his bizarre map (Alligator Bayou), which is an investigation of French colonial longlots in coastal Louisiana using a NOAA land cover dataset and satellite imagery. The bifurcation shown in this map, between the Mississippi River and the Bayou Lafourche (the fork) looked very much like an alligator's head!
The second place winner is Martha Schnure from Middlebury College in Vermont with $1000 cash award. Her map (I Spy) shows the spatial distribution of the missed connections posted in the beloved “I-Spy” section of Seven Days, a local free newspaper out of Burlington, Vermont. Martha plots the encounters on a map of the “Old Town” section of Burlington with proportional symbols and uses the text of the posts to make up the base map of the city.
The third place winner is Jordan Valen, also from Middlebury College. He won $600 for his map (The United Constellation of America). His map shows some basic infrastructure therein (roads) in a fresh, novel way. It borrows conventions normally used for depicting features of the sky on a constellation map, and turns our normal perspectives of the earth and land features upside-down – we are now looking at the stars and sky that make up our country!
The Bizarre Map Challenge was a map design competition open to entries by high school, college, and university students in the United States. Five world-renowned judges (Keith Clarke, Mark Monmonier, Judy Olson, Mike Peterson, and Sara Fabrikant) – experts in cartography – then selected the top ten bizarre map entries. A public voting process decided the final winners of the Bizarre Map Challenge. This event was created and hosted by San Diego State University, Department of Geography, and the National GeoTech Center (http://www.geotechcenter.org/
Contact Person: Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Geography, San Diego State University. 619-594-0205.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Organization: General Dynamics Information Technology
Title: GIS/Mapping Analyst Level 1
Location: Mare Island - Vallejo CA
Position Description:GDIT has an opening for a GIS/Mapping Analyst Level 1 (entry level) to support our US Forest Service customer on Mare Island in Vallejo California.
This is a full-time job with a good salary and benefits. Due to the immediate need we are only considering local SF Bay Area candidates who are authorized to work in the USA.
The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate who majored in Geography or a closely related field and who has a year or more of GIS related work experience.
Job Responsibilities: Experience using the following software: ArcGIS(ESRI), Oracle, Access(Microsoft), Excel(Microsoft) and other programs that are in a common office environment. Tasks may include: Spatial/non-spatial data editing and QC, database utilization, knowledge and use of geodatabases, image analysis, cartography, training, and creation of FGDC metadata.
Additional Requirements: Providing assistance with any combination of GPS and GIS services to create original mapping, format conversion, infrastructure analysis and facilities management services, database management and report preparation for various customers. Projects require a multitude of applications for a variety of disciplines including, forestry, wildlife, fire, pest management, inventory and modeling, land use analysis, hydrographic and hydrologic profiling, digital orthophoto imagery preparation, planimetric mapping services, and demographics.
Education/Experience: This position requires a BA/BS degree in a related field as well as 1-3 years of GIS/Mapping work experience.
Apply at: http://www.gdit.com/careers using requisition # 165312 (if the requisition is not found, try again in an hour or so)
Friday, January 15, 2010
The United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS), Logistics Support Division (LSD), and Specialist Support Section (SSS) are seeking the assistance of four GIS volunteers. All four volunteers will be working at the UN office in NYC.
Job description for Position 1:
1) Remote sensing Specialist:
- Experienced with ERDAS
- Capable of image interpretation and change detection
- Experienced with various types of imagery
Job description for Position 2:
2) ArcGIS Server Specialist:
- Experienced with ArcGIS Server
- Capable to publish and fine tune services
The volunteer will be responsible for cost of:
Positions are available immediately and for an approximate duration of two weeks.
If you are interested in applying for the position of Remote Sensing Specialist send an email to: UN_RS@giscorps.org
If you are interested in applying for the position of ArcGIS Server Specialist send an email to: UN_AGS@giscorps.org
Requests sent to any other email address will not be considered.
GISCorps Core Committee
P.S. Please note that you must be a GISCorps volunteer to apply for these positions. If you are not, you can apply here:http://www.giscorps.org/
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Santa Rosa Junior College is offering a great new class, GIS 53 – Cartography in GIS. This class combines the concepts and theories behind cartography with a practical application in ArcGIS. Students will learn how to create informative maps, which allows the message to be clearly interpreted. They will also learn tricks along the way to make even those simple "quick and dirty" maps more elegant.
The class is Wednesday nights 5:00 – 10:00 at the Petaluma Campus. The first day of class is this Wednesday, January 13th with a start time of 5 PM. Due to the current budget constraints roll will be taken promptly.
For the rest of the semester classes will begin with a lab between 5:00 – 6:30, thus giving us professionals a little leeway in getting to class prior to the start of lecture.
Please contact me if you have any additional questions or need to have the pre-requisite waived.