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CGIA Announces Web Map Application Contest – $1,500 prize!

CGIA is looking for a beautiful, functional web map application that will maintain and make accessible a list of GIS contacts throughout the State of California. Since we are a mapping/GIS organization, we want to show a map of the relevant information and allow users to click on the map to find out contact information.

To make it worth your while, the prizes are substantial (we hope).

  • 1st place - $1,500
  • 2nd place - $250

For full information, click here to go to the Map Application Page

You’re Invited

Please join us for the Annual CGIA GeoSummit at UC Merced

Friday, March 13, 2015

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

CALIFORNIA ROOM

This event brings together state and regional GIS experts, educators, graduate students, and faculty using GIS in their research, in addition to community members with an interest in GIS.  The event this year features speakers from all walks of GIS to share their work, the latest in GIS technology, student presentations, and a map gallery.

Admission is free, lunch is included, registration is required, and parking will be about $6.00 for the day.  For further information please contact:  RuthAnne Harbison at harbisonr@cityofmerced.org.

Please register with the following link.  A pdf "event ticket" will be emailed to you.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cgia-geosummit-2015-shaping-the-growth-of-gis-innovation-tickets-15521625600?aff=efbevent

We would like to thank our co-sponsors for this event:  NorCal URISA, CentralCal URISA, ESRI, UC Merced SpARC, The City of Merced, SNRI, HSRI, and The Blum Center.

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UC Davis GIS Symposium

UC Davis GIS SymposiumPassing this along (click for the flyer)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $30 general/$10 UCD Students (See below for student discount code)
Registration: https://registration.ucdavis.edu/Item/Details/152 by 3/25
Lunch is included in registration
Plenary Speaker, Susana Crespo, ESRI’s Agriculture Industry Manager, will start the day. Campus faculty, staff, and students will offer sessions on the breadth of UC Davis' GIS applications and skills improvement workshops.

Agenda: http://gisatucd.ucdavis.edu/agenda
Plenary Session: GIS in Agricultural Research
Faculty, staff, and student presentations
Technical Workshops

Student Registration: Current UC Davis students can use the coupon UFDVCVTWTX to receive the $10 registration rate. Students are expected to show student id at check-in.

Location: All events will be held at the University Conference Center: http://cru.ucdavis.edu/content.cfm?contentID=339

Federal GIS Jobs in California

Cartographic Aid/Technician

...digitize line and point data and generate geographic information system ( GIS) maps. Develops new transportation maps from ortho photos and notes; works from rough drawings, sketches, GIS data files and verbal instructions; and prepares intricate, detailed...

Salary: $12.19 - $25.98 / Per Hour
Series & Grade: GS-1371-03/07
Location(s): Multiple Locations (20)
Open Period: 1/12/2015 to 8/31/2015
Announcement Number: BLM-TEMP-2015-0010

 

Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Position Info: Work Schedule is full-time. - This is a temporary appointment. These positions h...
Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

Save Job   |   More Like ThisRange Technician (Monitoring)

...reviews data for accuracy and documents findings; prepares maps and uses GIS to prepare reports and presentations. Conduct vegetation inventories and monitoring; use maps and GIS/GPS technology, enter data into databases and study files; interpret aerial...

Salary: $15.31 - $25.21 / Per Hour
Series & Grade: GS-0455-05/07
Location(s): Multiple Locations (32)
Open Period: 1/12/2015 to 8/31/2015
Announcement Number: BLM-TEMP-2015-0026

 

Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Position Info: Work Schedule is full-time. - This is a temporary appointment. These positions h...
Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

Save Job   |   More Like ThisArcheological Technician

...Enters site and inventory information into databases and onto GIS maps. Assists in the preparation of archeological and historical...databases. Produces site and survey maps. Transfers GPS data to a GIS Arc View program loaded in a computer to create a map. Conducts...

Salary: $17.06 - $17.06 / Per Hour
Series & Grade: GS-0102-06/06
Location(s): Chester, California
Open Period: 2/13/2015 to 2/19/2015
Announcement Number: 15-TEMP-R5102-S6-ARCH-DT-MC

 

Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Forest Service
Position Info: Multiple Schedules - Temporary
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

Save Job   |   More Like ThisBiological ScienceTechnician (Plants)

...equipment, and methods needed to implement arid land restoration projects and other vegetation management projects. Utilizes GPS and GIS, databases and other computer based record keeping systems. Performs database entry associated with project management for assigned...

Salary: $39,664.00 - $57,294.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0404-06/07
Location(s): Twentynine Palms, California
Open Period: 2/10/2015 to 2/17/2015
Announcement Number: MMJOTR-15-67D-1309758

 

Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Position Info: Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Save Job   |   More Like ThisBiological Science Technician (Wildlife)

...vegetation monitoring; conduct inventories for specific species in potential habitat areas, document locations using maps and GIS/GPS technology, enter data into databases and study files; interpret aerial photos, landsat imagery and topographic maps to determine...

Salary: $13.68 - $27.45 / Per Hour
Series & Grade: GS-0404-04/07
Location(s): Multiple Locations (33)
Open Period: 1/12/2015 to 8/31/2015
Announcement Number: BLM-TEMP-2015-0008

 

Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Position Info: Work Schedule is full-time. - This is a temporary appointment. These positions h...
Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

Save Job   |   More Like ThisHydrologic Aid/Technician

...computers to store and analyze water resources data including spreadsheets, word processors, databases and Geographic Information Systems ( GIS). The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or...

Salary: $12.19 - $25.98 / Per Hour
Series & Grade: GS-1316-03/07
Location(s): Multiple Locations (42)
Open Period: 1/12/2015 to 8/31/2015
Announcement Number: BLM-TEMP-2015-0014

 

Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Position Info: Work Schedule is full-time. - This is a temporary appointment. These positions h...
Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

Save Job   |   More Like ThisBiologist, GS-0401-11 (1306360)

...resource environmental compliance and planning on interdisciplinary teams. Manages project documentation and databases (e.g. GIS) and assures that others have necessary training. Facilitates research, university and college level use, and interagency cooperation...

Salary: $65,231.00 - $84,800.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0401-11/11
Location(s): Twentynine Palms, California
Open Period: 1/30/2015 to 2/19/2015
Announcement Number: HRCSS-JOTR-15-1306360

 

Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Position Info: Full Time - Permanent
Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Save Job   |   More Like ThisWildlife Biologist

...significance. Using qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze findings, to include biological data in geographic information systems ( GIS); and prepare scientifically defensible reports and articles for publication in peer-reviewed scientific...

Salary: $48,403.00 - $76,131.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0486-09/11
Location(s): Delano, California
Open Period: 2/10/2015 to 2/17/2015
Announcement Number: FS-1303677-KB15

 

Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Position Info: Full Time - Permanent
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Save Job   |   More Like ThisSummer 2015 Student Honors Business Program

...Mathematics/Statistics Public Administration/Government Communications/Journalism/Marketing/Journalism Geographic Information Systems ( GIS) View Occupational Questionnaire;IMPORTANT NOTES : Application procedures are specific to this announcement...

Salary: $0.00 - $0.00 / Without Compensation
Series & Grade: SK-0099-00/00
Location(s): Multiple Locations (12)
Open Period: 1/23/2015 to 3/31/2015
Announcement Number: 15-SHPB-SUM-LMN

 

Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission
Position Info: Full Time - Internships
Who May Apply: Current undergraduate and graduate students

Save Job   |   More Like ThisArcheological Technician

...interest. Prepares Cultural Resource Inventory reports and site forms. Enters site and inventory information into databases and onto GIS maps. Responsible for the preparation of archeological and historical information to create interpretive materials for display...

Salary: $18.96 - $18.96 / Per Hour
Series & Grade: GS-0102-07/07
Location(s): Multiple Locations (5)
Open Period: 2/13/2015 to 2/19/2015
Announcement Number: 15-TEMP-R5102-S7-ARCH-DT-MC

 

Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Forest Service
Position Info: Multiple Schedules - Temporary
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

Save Job   |   More Like ThisArchitect (Historic)

...and performance compliance and recommend them for approval or rejection; and 6) incorporate appropriate geographic information systems ( GIS) technology into the job to provide comprehensive and scientifically sound answers to inquiries from managers...

Salary: $58,562.00 - $76,131.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0808-09/11
Location(s): Yosemite National Park, California
Open Period: 2/9/2015 to 2/13/2015
Announcement Number: YOSE 1313391 CM15

 

Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Position Info: Full Time - Term
Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Save Job   |   More Like ThisARCHEOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN

...archeological artifact and projects data in appropriate forms and databases. Produces site and survey maps. Transfers GPS data to a GIS Arc View program loaded in a computer to create a map. Conducts cultural resource surveys of areas designated for various projects...

Salary: $15.31 - $15.31 / Per Hour
Series & Grade: GS-0102-05/05
Location(s): Chester, California
Open Period: 2/13/2015 to 2/19/2015
Announcement Number: 15-TEMP-R50102-5ARC-DT-MR

 

Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Forest Service
Position Info: Multiple Schedules - Temporary
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

Save Job   |   More Like ThisGeneral Engineer

...and equipment. 2. Skill in preparing design concepts and ability to convey ideas and formulate working drawings using CADD, GIS, and project management/scheduling software programs such as MS Project and Primavera 3. Skill in evaluating state-of-the-art...

Salary: $39,179.00 - $149,333.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0801-07/15
Location(s): Multiple Locations (37)
Open Period: 10/1/2014 to 3/31/2015
Announcement Number: AFPC-ACQEH-1215658-0801

 

Department: Department of the Air Force
Agency: U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Position Info: Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Save Job   |   More Like ThisWater Resources Modeler, GS-0810/1315-07/09/11 (DEU)(ES)

...storing and graphing routine or parts of complex datasets), and familiarity with numerical data analysis using software such as GIS, ArcHydro, statistical software, or other modeling tools in order to performing water quality modeling. 2. Knowledge of using...

Salary: $42,357.00 - $81,493.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0810/1315-07/11
Location(s): Sacramento, California
Open Period: 2/2/2015 to 2/17/2015
Announcement Number: BR-MP-2015-062

 

CGIA GeoSummit at UC Merced

Please join us for the Annual CGIA GeoSummit at UC Merced

Friday, March 13, 2015

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

CALIFORNIA ROOM

This event brings together state and regional GIS experts, educators, graduate students, and faculty using GIS in their research, in addition to community members with an interest in GIS.  The event this year features speakers from all walks of GIS to share their work, the latest in GIS technology, student presentations, and a map gallery.

Admission is free, lunch is included, registration is required, and parking will be about $6.00 for the day.  For further information please contact:  RuthAnne Harbison at harbisonr@cityofmerced.org.

Please register with the following link.  A pdf "event ticket" will be emailed to you.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cgia-geosummit-2015-shaping-the-growth-of-gis-innovation-tickets-15521625600?aff=efbevent

We would like to thank our co-sponsors for this event:  NorCal URISA, CentralCal URISA, ESRI, UC Merced SpARC, The City of Merced, SNRI, HSRI, and The Blum Center.

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CalGIS 2015 Call for Presentations

Dear California GIS Professional:

CalGIS 2015, the 21st Annual California GIS Conference, is happening June 1-3, 2015 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Downtown Sacramento.

www.calgis.org

If you have never attended a CalGIS conference, I think you would be pleasantly surprised at what a valuable experience it can be. On behalf of the conference committee, I encourage you to consider attending.

The Call for Presentation Abstracts is out and the deadline is February 2.

Participate!  What have you been working on that you would like to share with your GIS colleagues and peers in California? Tips & tricks, research, success stories or cautionary tales?

Participation may come in a variety of formats including:

  •             Map Gallery
  •             Poster Presentation
  •             Lightning Talk
  •             Presentation
  •             Active Learning

Abstracts for presentations are due no later than February 2, 2015. For participation details and an online abstract submission form, visit www.calgis.org .

Christina Boggs is the 2015 Conference Chair, so you know it will be, as Christina says, “AWESOME!” The conference committee is hard at work putting together a program of workshops, keynote speakers, exhibits, presentations, and social events that will be inspiring, educational, and fun. Would you like to help out? Send a note to Christina.Boggs@norcalurisa.org.

Many GIS folks around our Golden State have never heard of the CalGIS Conference.  Please help spread the word by forwarding this information on to co-workers, social networking friends, and aspiring GIS professionals (students.)

Keep up with the news on CalGIS 2105 at www.calgis.org and be sure to follow @CalGIS on Twitter!

Sincerely,

Jane Schafer-Kramer, CalGIS Outreach Subcommittee Chair
Jane.schafer-kramer@norcalurisa.org

California GIS Council – new charter adopted January 7, 2015

I wanted to inform everyone that at the California GIS Council Meeting on January 7th, 2015 the current California GIS Council adopted a new charter that changes the way the Council is organized and operated.  There is more clarity around the role of the executive committee, which will be focused primarily on administration of the Council and facilitating decision making.

Please find the new charter attached.

California GIS Council Charter - Adopted January 7th, 2015

 

Call for Content

As part of its mission of providing best practice examples for GIS professional in the state, the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) is developing a document repository which will serve as a resource for GIS professionals and managers.

The goal of this repository is to enable GIS staff to use industry-wide best practices for extending the value, integration, and funding for GIS within their organizations.

In short – this repository will keep you from having to re-invent the wheel by leveraging the work that has already been done.

We are asking for any documents that you have developed or used within your organization, along these broad categories:

Please email any links, documents, or related items to chair@cgia.org

San Francisco’s Public Defecation Map

An interesting use of Open Data (can't wait for LA County's Open Data Portal to go live in the next few months).

Here's the source article.

 

GIS Internship at the City of Santa Monica

Justin Mank from the City of Santa Monica passed this internship opportunity along (click here for the link).

Note that the actual opportunity does not specify a GIS internship, but it is ...   Candidates with GIS experience will be assisting in the updates of Public Works GIS databases and providing general GIS project support.

$15.37 per hour

2015 CGIA Awards – Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2015 CGIA Awards are open: http://cgia.org/cgia-award-nominations/

Awards are open to any person in the State of California, and will be announced at the California GIS Conference (CalGIS), June 1st-3rd in Sacramento, California: http://www.urisa.org/education-events/calgis-conference/

Bring recognition to a colleague, project, or program. The visibility that goes with winning an award can be an important component to building credibility, gaining exposure, promoting a program, or garnering funding. Each year the California Geographic Information Association recognizes outstanding achievements in various aspects of GIS within California through its awards program. CGIA seeks nominations for outstanding individuals and organizations in the following categories:

  • Chairman's Award: Granted to honor a person who has made outstanding contributions in the promotion, innovation, and/or use of GIS technology.
  • Exemplary Systems Award: Granted for outstanding application of GIS technology representing innovative, elegant, or creative techniques.
  • Advancement of Collaboration Award: Granted for outstanding inter-organization collaborative efforts in GIS.
  • Outstanding Internet Application Award: Granted to the outstanding integration of GIS and web technologies demonstrating excellence in aesthetic presentation, functionality, ease of use, and overall user experience.
  • Excellence in Education Award: Granted to the educational institution that displays extraordinary approach, contribution, development or commitment to GIS education in California.

An award is a pat on the back for the project team. It’s always an amazing thing when a project is completed, and an award is a good way of acknowledging everyone’s efforts from top to bottom. Nominate a colleague, project, or program for a CGIA award by going to the CGIA Nomination Page.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 3rd, 2015

CalGIS 2015 – Call for Participation

Want to share your GIS experience through a beautiful map, poster, lightning talk, or powerpoint presentation?

Abstracts to present at the 21st Annual California GIS (CalGIS) Conference are due on or before February 2, 2015.

Click here for more information about the conference, presentation themes, and to submit your abstract.

Southern California Geocortex User Group Meeting 1/22/15

Mark your calendars for the next Southern California Geocortex User Group Meeting, hosted by the City of Arcadia. Join fellow Geocortex users, administrators and partners for interactive discussions and presentations.

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Council Chambers, City of Arcadia, 200 West Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007

Cost: Free

Geocortex in 2015
Latitude Geographics is gearing up for some exciting product launches in early 2015. The market’s move away from browser plugins such as Silverlight accelerated in 2014 and continues into 2015. Geocortex Essentials product development is continually working to align with these important technology advancements.

Some of the topics we will be covering at this user group meeting are:

  • Geocortex Insight, the completely rebuilt Geocortex Optimizer that includes integration and reporting for ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS;
  • Changes to Geocortex's Mobile App Framework, including disconnected applications;
  • Geocortex Active Operating Picture, our new product that helps connect emergency teams with immediate, relevant and accurate data to help save lives and protect property

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
Registration is not required, but your response would be appreciated for planning purposes. Please email James Van Dyk (jvandyk@latitudegeo.com) by Monday, January 12th, 2015.

Inland Empire GIS User Group Meeting on 12/11/14

The Inland Empire GIS (IEGIS) User Group is made up of members throughout the Inland Empire area that includes Riverside, San Bernardino and a portion of East Los Angeles counties. The IEGIS User Group was formed to support members to be more successful in the GIS field. This group supports members by increasing technical expertise, building contacts within the GIS community, sharing information, and keeping members up to date with the latest developments in GIS and related technologies.

The group meets quarterly at different locations and topic presentations vary. The usual combination includes announcements, user presentations, education, tips and tricks session, and a business partner presentation. Announcements keep members aware of local, regional, and state group agendas and issues. The user presentations allow users to see what others are doing. Training presentations improve the skills and knowledge of everyone in the group while business partner presentations introduce new products and data sources.

Date & Location: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, December 11, 2014, at Esri Headquarters in Redlands, CA

Click here to register

For more information about joining IEGIS, click here.

54th Annual Geomatics Engineering Conference

The Geomatics Engineering Conference is a student run event led by the Geomatics Engineering Program at Fresno State. The Conference consists of exhibitors, raffles, auctions, a scholarship banquet, networking opportunities, and of course, speakers presenting about varies topics in the field of Geomatics Engineering.

Date & Location: February 20-21, 2015, Clovis Veteran Memorial Center in Clovis, CA

Activities you will enjoy at the conference include:

Registration Fee:
Advanced: $110
After 12/17/14: $125
At the Door: $140

Group rates also available. To register, download the form here and mail it in (instructions on form).

For more information about the 2015 GME Conference, click here.

Fifth Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit

The summit is a one-day event hosted by the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. Discuss emerging trends in geospatial science, technology, and applications with industry leaders and GIS faculty and students.

Date & Location: February 27, 2015, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles

The collaborating academic programs for the 2015 summit are: California State University, Channel Islands; California State University, Long Beach; California State University Northridge; Claremont Graduate University; Loyola Marymount University; Rio Hondo Community College; University of California, Los Angeles; and University of Redlands.

Benefits for students:

  • Learn about emerging trends in geospatial science, technology, and applications
  • Present papers and posters
  • Network with industry professionals throughout the day
  • Talk with company representatives at the closing Industry Fair

Benefits for industry professionals:

  • Learn what industry leaders are thinking about emerging geospatial trends
  • Create greater awareness for your company by sharing materials at the Industry Fair
  • Network with other LA-based geospatial professionals
  • Influence what academic programs are teaching and meet

Registration Fee (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and reception)
Students: $40
CGIA Members: $55
Professionals: $65

Qualifies for GISP credit

To register, click here!

Detailed Program

November 2014 U.S. Geological Survey National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter

From Our Friend Drew Decker at USGS.

Attached is the November 2014 U.S. Geological Survey National Hydrography Dataset Newsletter. This marks the fourteenth year of the NHD Newsletter! You will find important information about changes to staged NHD products, the high resolution NHDPlus, Streamer, NHD geospatial metadata and The National Map, Network Improvement project, Value Added Attributes, photo of the month, and the NHD quiz.

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Los Angeles Geospatial Post GIS Day Meetup

Join LA Geospatial for a post GIS Day meetup in Los Angeles at:

Redwood Bar and Grill

316 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

5:00 PM -8:00 PM

 

 

Los Angeles County GIS Day

GIS Day is celebrated nationally as part of National Geography Awareness Week.  Click here for more information.

LA County’s GIS Day is free to attend both for the public and presenters, supported by County departments and funded by the County’s enterprise GIS Program.  We invite you to join us to learn more about how the County, government agencies, private companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in  emergency response, social services and administration to make life better in Los Angeles County.

The theme for GIS Day 2014 is  “The Power of Where” - since location information is a powerful tool to provide better services to the residents of the County.

Important Documents and links (documents updated November 13th, 2014)

 

When and where is the event?

GIS Day will once again be at Olive Court at Grand Park, where it all started.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
9:00am to 3:00pm
Los Angeles County Grand Park, Olive Court
200 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

CalGIS 2015 – Sacramento, CA

www.calgis.org

CalGIS 2015- Join us in Sacramento!

Just announced!

CalGIS 2015
21st Annual California GIS Conference
Dates: June 1-3, 2015
Venue: Sheraton Grand Sacramento

Coming Soon: Call for Presentations

Coming Soon: Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities