Oct 042017
 
The Earth Sciences department at Montana State University, Bozeman, has begun a candidate search for a tenure track professor to pave the way for a Professional Master’s Degree program in GIS and develop the graduate level curriculum.
The position posting is below:
I would really like to see the program excel now that I have been both the student and the teacher. The earth science GIS undergraduate and current graduate curriculum has catered to more than 75 different majors at Montana State.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best Regards,
Nick Fox
(10/2/2017)
Jun 282017
 

GIS in the Rockies Conference
September 20-21, 2017
Denver, CO

ASPRS Track Title — Big Data: How it’s used

Description — As the technology driving GIScience evolves and the Cloud becomes more accessible, larger, more complex datasets are being developed daily and the need to analyze, manage, and store these “big data” is becoming an ever present challenge in the geospatial industry. Workflows are emerging that allow GIScience professionals to analyze these large datasets using geo-processing, programming, and data-mining/geo-analytics in order to support decision making and project goals. Organizations from across industries are undertaking more projects supported by big data, and these cutting-edge projects represent some of the most exciting things happening in GIScience today.

Please extend the call for presentations to your colleagues, co-workers, and other contacts. Here is the verbiage you can send directly to others who may be interested:

The ASPRS-RMR theme for this year is “Big Data: How it’s used.”  There are no geographic constraints on the presentations; just tell us about any project you did where big data of any kind was used in any capacity.  This can include general large data projects, LIDAR data, geo-processing, modeling, programming/development, system architecture, among others.

Also please keep in mind that presenters are offered a discounted registration fee ($100 off the 1-day rate, $200 off the full conference).

If you have an abstract to submit, please do so using this link: http://gisintherockies.org/abstract-submission

Let me know if anyone has any questions!

Jason Isherwood, GISP | GIT Manager | Michael Baker International
165 S Union Blvd, Suite 200 | Lakewood, CO | [O] 720-514-1124 | [M] 720-879-1388
jisherwood@mbakerintl.com | www.mbakerintl.com

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.