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Apr 292017
 

Congratulations to Su Zhang on being selected to receive a $1,500 Annual Scholarship from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing — Rocky Mountain Region (ASPRS-RMR) for the 2016-17 academic year!  Graduate PhD applications were assessed in 11 areas: appropriateness of field of study, quality of narrative, communication, letter of recommendation, enthusiasm, scholastic ability, quality of research, appropriateness of research, uniqueness of research, innovation of research, and extracurricular activity.  Su Zhang is a Graduate student at the University of New Mexico.  He is pursuing a PhD in Civil Engineering, also a Master’s Degree in GIScience from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.  Su is also an active member of the ASPRS Student Chapter atthe University of New Mexico.  In his scholarship application, Su Zhang said, “I selected my respective concentrations of Civil Engineering and GIS/Remote Sensing Technology (GIT) to further my goal of leveraging GIT for infrastructure asset management. Ultimately, I plan to pursue a career in academia to continue development of this goal and to teach a new generation of civil engineers to effectively employ GIT.”

Honorable Mention goes out to our runner-up, Hamid Zoraghein of the University of Colorado – Boulder.  Due to current budget constraints on the Region, only one scholarship was awarded this year.

Apr 192017
 

I am teaching a webinar later this month through the Colorado Alliance on Environmental Education on citizen science – specifically, collecting, analyzing, and mapping your citizen science data – free and open to all.  If you know some educators, in particular, who you have been trying to nudge into the world of collecting and mapping field data, including crowdsourced data, please read on.

https://www.caee.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=244

Collecting, Analyzing, and Mapping your Citizen Science Data
Wednesday, 26 April 2017  3:00-4:00p.m.  Mountain Time

The advent of web mapping and data collection technologies opens up new ways that educators and students can contribute data to the citizen science community.  Join Geographer Joseph Kerski as we cover some of the easiest-to-use and most powerful of these methods, including Snap2Map, Story Maps, iNaturalist, and Survey123, which enable field data on invasive plant species, weather, water quality, birds, urban infrastructure conditions, and other data to be displayed and able to be analyzed spatially on interactive, multimedia web maps.  You will be empowered and confident that you can use these tools in an educational environment.
Contact Phone: 303-273-9527    Email: info @ caee.org   Continue reading »

Apr 192017
 

Position Opening:  GIS/ Remote Sensing Analyst II
Ocean Imaging Corp. (OI) – www.oceani.com, www.seaviewfishing.com – presently seeks a GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst to add to our Littleton, CO office. Primary responsibilities will include the use of aerial multispectral imagery to classify vegetation and bottom substrate in coastal areas and wetlands, detection of water pollution and mapping coastal kelp habitats. Additional work will include the involvement in the continued development and deployment of OI’s TIR/multispectral system for oil spill detection, mapping and monitoring. This will include analysis and classification of oil slick imagery in order to generate response-oriented digital information products as well as work to refine existing oil detection and classification algorithms. The position also requires the employee to aid in daily image product generation and customer support for Ocean Imaging’s “SeaView Fishing” world-wide ocean fishing support services. Applicant should have strong skills in image processing, multispectral classification and excellent working knowledge with ArcGIS and RS analysis software. Experience in aerial image processing, oceanography and/or software development/programming will give the applicant a distinct advantage over other applicants. This is an excellent job opportunity for a person who will truly enjoy making an individual contribution to developing and using cutting-edge RS/GIS technology by not only following managerial guidance, but also making individual efforts to improve on existing methods and practices. Ocean Imaging offers competitive salary and benefits, interesting work and excellent working environment.

Minimum Required Skills and Experience:   Continue reading »

Apr 192017
 

April and May GeoBytes Webinars schedule:

Date: 04/14/2017
Title:  Grass GIS – A point Cloud Evaluation Resources 
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7097060966402901507
Webinar ID: 851-024-747

Date: 04/21/2017
Title:  Using ASPRS Open Aerial Data Catalog
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5687339722516700420
Webinar ID: 942-747-811

Date: 05/12/2017
Title:  Recent developments in 3D city modelling
RegistrationURL:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5190102084048706051
Webinar ID: 851-697-115

Date: 05/26/2017
Title:  The Importance of Geospatial Information for Smart Cities
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8596628799176454913
Webinar ID: 246-192-691

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David Alvarez

Apr 192017
 

CoreLogic, a leader in property data and analytics, is currently looking to fill several open GIS positions in their Boulder office. We are looking to fill a Geospatial Analyst and a senior level Geospatial Analyst position.

These positions will work with the Spatial Solutions Natural Hazard Risk team to develop and maintain natural hazard risk and property-related geospatial datasets. We are looking for experienced and detail oriented GIS Professionals with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

Our Vision: Deliver unique property-level insights that power the global real estate economy  Continue reading »

Feb 042017
 

February 13 – 15, 2017
Denver, Colorado

International LiDAR Mapping Forum is less than two weeks away. Miss it and miss out on the opportunity of the year to educate yourself on the hottest topics in aerial mapping, including:
• Linear LiDAR Vs. GML/SPL…differences and pros/cons of each
• Considerations for using manned vs. unmanned platforms
• Photogrammetry, including Structure from Motion (SfM)
• Multi-sensor fusion (e.g., LiDAR and Differential Image Motion (DIM))
• Feature extraction, including Dense Image Matching (DIM) – enabling the automatic extraction of 3D urban models, as from airborne oblique imagery
• Leveraging geospatial metadata (including maps, GIS files, imagery, and other location-based data resources)
• Bathy lidar and topobathy
• And much more! View the full conference program here.

More information can be found at:  http://www.lidarmap.org/

 

Feb 042017
 

The latest from NASA’s Earth Observatory (31 January 2017)

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Latest Images:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/

* The Curious Incident of Snow in The Netherlands

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89560&src=eoa-iotd

* Camp Century: Put on Ice, But Only for So Long

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89515&src=eoa-iotd

* Checkerboarding in Northern Idaho

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89541&src=eoa-iotd

* The Desert Express

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89530&src=eoa-iotd

* Fissure Eruptions on Erta Ale

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89544&src=eoa-iotd

* The Treacherous and Productive Seas of Southern Africa

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89535&src=eoa-iotd

* First Light from GOES-16

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89506&src=eoa-iotd

* Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89511&src=eoa-iotd

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Recent Blog Posts:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/

Earth Matters

* In Coastal Peru, Fog Begets Life

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/?p=6856&src=eoa-blogs

* Have Your Satellite Imagery and Eat It, Too!

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/?p=6826&src=eoa-blogs

* Study: Major Middle East Dust Storm in 2015 Was Due to the Weather, Not Human Conflict

A new analysis of satellite suggests the key causes of a major dust storm in 2015 were climate and weather conditions — not the war in Syria.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/?p=6768&src=eoa-blogs

Notes from the Field

* Science Challenges at Sea: A Plumbing Story

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/fromthefield/?p=8511&src=eoa-blogs

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Feb 042017
 

Open Position: .NET Developer with a strong Spatial Component
Working with large national datasets, based in Lakewood, CO

.NET Developer
ATA Services, Inc.Lakewood, CO
Full-time, Contract

We’re hiring a .Net/GIS Developer for an on-site full-time contract position located in Lakewood, CO. The successful candidate must have 2 years of experience.

Responsibilities will include design, develop, test, implement, and maintain software applications and programs/scripts/tools supporting a wide variety of USGS/NGTOC applications and programs, such as The National Map . Build new custom applications to automate procedures and specialized tasks such as, elevation data production and database development, contour generation and development, data management, and product delivery. Diagnose problems associated with GIS programs, scripts, tools, procedures, systems, and applications. Develop, recommend, and implement effective, efficient, innovative, and timely solutions to support customer GIS development needs. Serve as a subject matter expert and advisor to internal and external customers on issues regarding GIS development as well as associated hardware, software, procedures, and associated geospatial data.The successful applicant will be expected to provide technical analyses and consultation in the area of geospatial data development, applications, integration, and analysis.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Development experience with C#/.NET and ArcObjects
  • ESRI suite of products (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, ArcObjects, JTX/Workflow Manager)
  • Oracle/Microsoft/Postgres Databases, SQL
  • Python (Arcpy) & ArcGIS geoprocessing tools
  • .NET Web Services

Desired Knowledge and Skills

  • Previous GIS industry experience desired
  • NET MVC & HTML/CSS
  • GIS concepts such as, image/raster analysis
  • Web-based viewer technologies (Google Earth/Maps, ESRI JavaScript API, OpenLayers, Leaflet)
  • USGS data models (National Elevation Dataset (NED), NHD, Best Practices, DRG)
  • Open source raster/lidar libraries (OGR, GDAL, PDAL, libLAS)
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • C/C++

 

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/ATA-Services,-Inc./jobs/Net-Developer-12c7fb684d1f481f?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEveLkPJPUDZ44Pu7kyQ2HE2KvBfTbdqBMMFWV6lrPG6xQ7o7qXJ-yuC2Y9ylDi63jlQ

2/1/2017

Feb 042017
 

Boulder County has an opening for a GIS Specialist in the Information Technology GIS division. More information about the position can be found by going directly to the listing .  Applications will be accepted through February 17th. 

Description

The Boulder County Information Technology GIS Division is currently seeking candidates for a GIS Specialist. Under the direction of the GIS Program Manager, the GIS Specialist will manage, develop, and maintain geospatial data, metadata, layers and mapping in support of the enterprise wide geospatial program in Boulder County. This position is also responsible for data presentation, cartographic services, and coordination with other department work functions, County departments, County offices, outside agencies and other organizations.

Examples of Duties
  • Oversee and perform data entry, updating, editing, annotating and compiling of maps, including thematic map components
  • Assist in determining and refining methodology for map preparation, editing, data entry, plotting and field surveys
  • Prepare materials for data entry, enters data into database, perform edits and produce final map output
  • Interpret and analyze aerial photography and makes comparisons to other spatial data sources.
  • Assist in planning, performing, processing and integrating field surveys into the databases as needed
  • Resolve conflicts using appropriate surveying and mapping principles
  • Prepare reports and presentations as requested
  • Work with other departments, offices and agencies in developing solutions to support the enterprise GIS
  • Data creation, management, analysis, interpretation, editing, visualization, reporting, validation, and conversion
  • Document data using Federal Geographic Data Committee (FDGC) metadata standards
  • Support county Office of Emergency Management during Emergency Operations Center activations
  • Perform data quality assurance and quality control
  • Perform related work as required
  • May be reassigned in an emergency situation
Required Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s degree in GIS, surveying, geography, mathematics, or related degree with a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours in courses pertaining to GIS, surveying, cartography, geodesy, geography, mathematics, database management and photogrammetry.

GIS Certificate can be substituted for the two years of college courses.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in geospatial technology field using ArcGIS, QGIS, or other geospatial software.
Additional related experience may count towards the required education.

Any questions about Boulder County job openings or the application process can be directed to the Human Resources division.

2/1/2017

Feb 042017
 

Job Description
The Boeing Company is seeking an Entry Level Intelligence and Image Analyst for the enterprise Geo-Spatial Product Quality group located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Position Overview:
The Image Analyst (IA) position supports an enterprise Geo-Spatial Product Quality group that supports the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Warfighter (DOD) by assisting users in reviewing the appropriate products for quality standard compliance to accomplish their mission and ensuring receipt of the most accurate, up-to-date geospatial intelligence products and services.

Representative tasks include the following:
•Provides mission specific subject matter expertise in sensor processing, phenomena, and environmental effects for multiple overhead collection systems.

•Researches, analyzes, and compiles technical data for company products and system-level concepts in the projected operational environments to optimize effectiveness over the program lifecycle.

•Applies systems engineering processes, methodologies and tools to the design of system of systems, systems and new product development.

•Performs technical planning and control; maintains and improves processes and software tools.   Continue reading »

Feb 042017
 

The data scientist works for Health Sciences Strategy in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and reports to the Associate Vice President for Strategy and the Director of Strategy. Health Sciences Strategy is a dynamic, fast-paced work environment in which data scientists contribute to an array of projects aimed at achieving core health sciences missions. The position couples advanced statistical work with critical, abstract, theoretical thought and communication. Successful performance is demonstrated through proactive management and analysis of complex datasets, clinical data science (e.g., patient segmentation, prediction, and outcomes analytics), financial data science (e.g., pro forma financial statements and comparative cost-benefit analyses), business data science (e.g., market assessments and comparative service line evaluations) and the effective blending thereof to develop, inform, and monitor health system strategy.

Responsibilities
•Uses data science to synthesize unstructured, disjointed information into meaningful, compelling narratives that facilitate development and refinement of health system strategy.
•Crafts data products that provide effective summary visualizations of analytical findings and user-empowering functionalities that facilitate and promote self-learning.
•Supports efforts to create presentations with clear, cogent writing and graphical illustrations.
•Supports requests from health system entities by identifying potential data sources, gathering data, conducting statistical work and communicating findings and implications.
•Supports the collection of national, regional, and local data for benchmarking and comparative analytics.
•Keeps abreast of developments and changing technologies and applications via self- initiated professional development. Participates in continuing education courses, professional organizations, attends training and trade seminars, and maintains professional contacts in the community and the industry.
•Undertakes other responsibilities as needed to support the implementation of health system strategy.

Minimum Qualifications   Continue reading »