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