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