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GIS Return on Investment spreadsheet

Members can now access a Return on Investment (ROI) spreadsheet that can help calculate the ROI of individual GIS projects, which can help justify those projects and the value of GIS.

It is available in the members area here: http://cgia.org/cgia_members/assessment-tools/

 

Nevada Geographic Information Society Announces Details For Fall 2015 Conference

The Nevada Geographic Information Society - NGIS -
Announces the 25th Annual Nevada State GIS Conference!

Join us at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Casino, Resort & Spa in

Beautiful Stateline, Nevada

October 12th - 14th 2015.

Come to Lake Tahoe and Celebrate 25 Years of NGIS with us!

The 25th anniversary conference will be a celebration of the unique nature of our profession. GIS has 

the power to shape and change our world – or even just our community. GIS is cooperative, it is dynamic, 

it can be subtle, and it is ubiquitous. GIS adds value to our communities and improves the lives of our 

citizens every day – often without notice.

You, as practitioners of GIS, make all of this happen and more. So to celebrate and recognize your contributions, the 2015 NGIS Conference Planning Committee is committed to bringing you another 

great conference – complete with some special new twists.

This year’s conference will begin Monday afternoon and run through mid-day on Wednesday. We will

have sessions covering a wide array of topics as well as a new series of lightning talks. We are planning fun events and intriguing pre-conference field trips. We will also be working with NGIF to host a golf tournament in the Tahoe Basin on Sunday the 11th. The event promises to be fun, beautiful, and all for a great cause.

http://www.ngis.org/2015Symposium

 

CGIA Application Contest Winner – MapTime LA

giscontactsCGIA is happy to announce the winner of the Web Map Application Contest - MapTime LA!  They are the winner of the $1,500 prize for developing an online, updateable map of primary GIS contacts across the State of California.

See the application in action here: http://cgia.org/map-of-ca-gis-contacts/

You can zoom in on the map and click on counties or cities to get their contact information, search for contacts by a city, state agency, federal agency, or user group by typing in the search box, view a complete list of contact data by clicking on the "View Contact Data" link, or help us keep the information up to date by clicking on the "Update Info" link.

Please use this application to update contact information for GIS folks that you know - our goal is to have relevant contact information for everyone in the state!

We encourage you to embed the map in websites that you may be control - just use the following text to iFrame the site:

<iframe src="http://45.55.7.235/GIS-Resources-Map/" width="100%" height="800" frameborder="1" marginwidth="1" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

 

CGIA Pizza Night at Esri User Conference

Hello everyone,PizzaNight2015

In conjunction with Geospatial LA and Geospatial San Diego, CGIA is hosting another “pizza night” for CGIA members and those interested in joining.  It should be fun and lively! CGIA will be providing the pizza, you need to provide your own drinks.

Please feel free to bring a friend and introduce them to the CGIA family, we hope they will all want to join us.

Attached please find the flyer for the event and location (click here to download flyer).

Event details:

Monday, July 20th
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Basic Urban Kitchen
410 10th Ave
San Diego, CA

Here is the link to an RSVP page just so we can get a count: http://cgia.org/events/rsvp/ .

Hope to see you there.

Follow us on Twitter!

We created a Twitter account!! Follow us @cal_cgia

 

2015 CGIA Awards announced at CalGIS 2015

CGIA announced the winners of the 2015 Awards last week at the CalGIS Conference in Sacramento.

The winners were:

  • Advancement of Collaboration: Steven Steinberg, SCCWRP
  • Chair's Award: David Peck, Pictometry
  • Excellence in Education: Dan Scollon, Shasta College
  • Exemplary Systems: Tim Jankowski & Robert Shanaberger, Caltrans - District 11
  • Outstanding Internet Application: Tom Weisenberger, Max Regis & Christine Lam, County of Los Angeles

Click here for full award details.

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2015 CGIA Award Winners

Advancement of Collaboration Award

Granted for outstanding application of GIS technology representing innovative, elegant, or creative techniques. The technology may be transparent to the end user and is not required to display map output.

Steven Steinberg accepts Advancement in Collaboration Award

Dr. Steven Steinberg accepts Advancement in Collaboration Award

Winner: Dr. Steven Steinberg, SCCWRP

Dr. Steven Steinberg, a Principal Scientist at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP), leads a collaborative geospatial visualization project with the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve in partnership with scientists and managers from the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), Sacramento State University Center for Collaborative Policy (CCP), Esri, and University of Redlands MS GIS Program. This is developing 3-D visualization for Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve.

This geospatial visualization, part of a comprehensive project funded through the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative, leverages emerging 3D visualization tools in assessing both the historical and future potential characteristics of the Tijuana River Estuary. To develop collaboration around the visualization component, Dr. Steinberg brought together a highly capable team of geospatial and scientific experts from agency, academic and private sectors. The result is an interactive platform to visualize the history and future of the estuary, considering a variety of potential scenarios for scientists and estuary managers.

Environmental data dating back to the late 1800’s compiled by the Historical Ecology Program at SFEI was combined with contemporary information and modeled future data based on SLAMM (Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model) to develop the visualization. Coupled with site-level elevation data and highly realistic vegetation models, the visualization provides the ability to interactively move through the landscape from any perspective or location, to assess past, present and future conditions in the estuary. The visualization tool serves as a model for other wetlands and estuaries.

Nominated by: Jeff Crooks

Chair's Award

Granted to honor a person who has made outstanding contributions in the promotion, innovation, and/or use of GIS technology. The recipient should show continued, exemplary contributions over the course of a prolonged period of time.

Winner: David Peck, Pictometry

David Peck accepts Chair's Award

David Peck accepts Chair's Award

Dave Peck is the current chair of CGIA and this is his second time around as chair on the executive board.  He was instrumental in getting CGIA as a host of the CalGIS conference during his first term as Chair.  He has worked diligently in filling vacant positions on the board as well as inspiring new GIS professionals to join the organization.  He is also a member of several GIS groups around the state including Inland Empire, Orange County, and LA Geospatial as well as the Los Angeles Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC).  He participates in CGIA hosted events such as the GeoSummit at UC Merced where he has supported the event as a speaker as well as promoting GIS professional organizations like CGIA and the URISA Chapters.  He is often asked to speak at other conferences and is always willing to share the benefits of GIS.  Dave works tirelessly promoting and supporting GIS efforts and the GIS community and is deserving of the Chairman’s Award.

Nominated by: RuthAnne Harbison

Excellence in Education Award

Granted to the educational institution that displays extraordinary approach, contribution, development or commitment to GIS education in California.

Winner: Dan Scollon, Shasta College

Dan Scollon accepts Excellence in Education Award

Dan Scollon accepts Excellence in Education Award

Dan Scollon has been an instructor of GIS, Geography, and Natural Resources at Shasta College since 1996. He has developed the program and has reached many hundreds of students – a number of them have since been very successful in the local area as GIS professionals. Dan has a commitment to his students, whether in class, developing meaningful worksite learning opportunities or in providing and promoting employment opportunites that fit their skill sets. His focus has been with Community Engagement directing many student projects to helping better meet the needs of the community.

According to a student of Dan’s, he is knowledgeable, articulate, and energetic. Several students have switched majors to Geography after taking his classes – a testament to his enthusiasm for the subject.

Dan is a Founding member of The Borneo Project since 1994, and continues to advise the Project on community resource mapping helping to chart a new future for the people of Borneo.

He was a speaker in at TedxRedding 2013 articulating the role of maps throughout history and their development in today’s society and uses of the digital map.

Always an advocate for the profession Dan was instrumental in the development of the Far North Regional GIS Council (FNRGC) and the Redding Area GIS User group (RAGU), both successful organizations that promote GIS and are open to any professional, student and interested person.  Dan is a principle sponsor of FarNorCalGIS.org a platform for sharing geospatial data and resources.

Nominated by: Terri Webster

Exemplary Systems Award

Granted for outstanding application of GIS technology representing innovative, elegant, or creative techniques. The technology may be transparent to the end user and is not required to display map output.

Culvert Inspection Program

Robert Shanaberger (with Tim Jankowski of Caltrans) accepts Exemplary Systems Award

Robert Shanaberger accepts Exemplary Systems Award

Winners: Tim Jankowski and Robert Shanaberger, Caltrans - District 11

The Caltrans District 11 Culvert Inspection Program (CIP) has saved almost $300 per culvert inspection since it incorporated GIS into their workflow.

The CIP is a statewide initiative to locate, assess, and rehabilitate drainage culverts within the state highway system’s right of way. Because many culverts are exceeding their fifty-year lifespan, Caltrans mitigates the increased risk of culvert failure through regular inspections and proactively repairing culverts prior to flood events.

The District 11 CIP team collaborates with the GIS team to utilize GIS technology throughout the program. Scanned as-builts were georeferenced, mosaicked, and published as an image service using ArcGIS for Server. The as-builts image service is used to locate culvert storm drain locations prior to field inspection, thus decreasing time spent in the field.

Once in the field, GPS units are used improve positional accuracy of storm drains and store their inspection assessment rating. Back in the office, the data are post-processed, loaded into a geodatabase, and published as a Web Map Service. This service and other related data are used in the Culvert Inspection Program Viewer – an online map using the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex.

District 11’s CIP has become one of the highest performing programs in the state. Between 2005 and 2011 the program was run by consultants; almost 5,000 culverts were inspected at a cost of $423 per culvert. In 2011, the program was taken in-house and integrated with GIS technologies. Between 2011 and 2013, over 4,700 culverts were inspected costing only $133 per culvert.

Nominator: Barbara Kent

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.

Pest Detection Viewer

Christine Lam, Los Angeles County

Christine Lam, Los Angeles County

Winners: Tom Weisenberger, Max Regis, and Christine Lam

Detecting invasive insects is extremely important to protect California agriculture. A web mapping and editing application with mobile capabilities has been developed, called the Pest Detection Viewer, at Los Angeles County so that paper files stored in binders can be converted into a GIS database. We had to simplify the interface and functionality of the viewer to allow temporary workers with no GIS skills to enter data seamlessly into the application. The back end programming is where all the magic happens – spatial triggers allowed information from other layers to be detected and filled in to the current database in order to eliminate additional field entries for the temporary workers. In just six months, over half a million fruit trees, trapping notes, and parcel characteristics have been entered into the database. The application allows inspectors to (1) more efficiently plan their inspection routes ahead of time, (2) arrive at the precise coordinates of the traps, (3) edit any trapping/inspection information in the field, and (4) take photos of the current trap site. The Viewer was built with minimal costs using Latitude Geographics’ Geocortex platform and constantly integrating user experience to enhance the application. The developers of the application presented to the California Department in Food and Agriculture in February 2015 to showcase the application as well as the progress that LA County has made.

Nominator: Christine Lam

CalGIS 2015

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It’s almost here, the premier GIS conference all about California!

If you haven’t registered, there is still time.  Check out the pre-conference workshops and sessions starting Monday June 1st in beautiful downtown Sacramento.  There is something for everyone to see and learn.

If you’re already planning on attending, you are in for another awesome conference.  The pre-conference workshops will give you an opportunity to learn new things and the sessions are a great way to find out how your colleagues are using GIS in new and amazing ways.

We have some fun activities added again this year. There is the Geo DevMeet Up hosted by Esri on Monday evening at the Hackerlab, at 1715 I St.  This event is a social gathering for everyone to meet and discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world “geo” problems.

 Tuesday evening we will be having another geo-caching event, always lots of fun.

On Wednesday morning Michael Baker International is again hosting our annual CalGIS Bike Ride.  Please stop by their booth in the exhibit hall to sign up, first come basis.

And the most important benefit of all is the opportunity for networking with your peers, we can all learn from each other.  Hope to see you there….

www.calgis2015.org

 

 

CGIA Board Nominations Open!

cgia_nomination_formHello CGIA member!

Election time for the CGIA Board is coming up, and CGIA is accepting nominations for new board members!  A board member serves for two years, under one of a number of categories.  You can see the current list here: http://cgia.org/about-cgia/board-of-directors/

There are vacancies for each one of the 2nd year positions.

We meet every two months for a couple of hours via Conference call and online, and help set the tone and direction of CGIA for the coming year.  It isn’t a huge time commitment, however we do want to have engaged and opinionated folks to help drive CGIA’s mission to facilitate the growth of GIS in the state.  I have attached the slide show from the recent open board meeting at CalGIS to see what was accomplished this past year!

You can nominate yourself or someone that you think will do a good job in the position.  You can nominate a non-CGIA member as well (but they would need to become a member to join the board).

Nominations will close Friday, June 19th, with online elections the following two weeks set to close at the end of June.

The Nomination Form is a fillable PDF file (click here to download) it is pretty easy to fill out, and we look forward to receiving your nomination!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Dave Powers at dpowers@co.shasta.ca.us

Submit your CGIA Nominations NOW!

Look at this sleek award! It could be sitting on your desk in June with your name or institution on it!

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Please submit your nominations. Deadline is 11:59PM tonight. We are especially seeking nominations for Chairman's and Excellence in Education Awards.

  • 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.

Deadline Extended for 2015 CGIA Award Nominations

DEADLINE EXTENDED to FRIDAY, APRIL 10
Five awards are available to bring recognition to a colleague, project, or program for outstanding achievements in various aspects of GIS:

- Chairman's Award: Honor a person for his/her contributions in GIS technology
- Exemplary Systems Award: For outstanding application of GIS technology
- Advancement of Collaboration Award: For outstanding inter-organization collaborative efforts
- Outstanding Internet Application Award: For outstanding integration of GIS and web technologies
- Excellence in Education Award: For an educational institution's commitment to GIS education

For full details, go to http://cgia.org/2015/01/2015-cgia-awards-nominations-open/

Submit your nomination! 

2015 CGIA Award Nominations – Due Friday

Nominations for the 2015 California Geographic Information Association (CGIA) Awards are due this Friday, April 3rd. Five awards are available to bring recognition to a colleague, project, or program for outstanding achievements in various aspects of GIS.

For full details, click here. Don't wait until the last minute!

CA GIS Council Meeting Agenda for April 6th 2015

Hello everyone,

The next meeting of the California GIS Council is April 6th from 1-3 PM.  If you are in Southern California you can join us at my office, otherwise there will be an online meeting option as well.  The CA GIS council is the primary forum for enabling GIS across the state, providing feedback about critical GIS issues, and helping to drive GIS forward in California.  I recommend that, if you can, you attend!

Please find the agenda for the April 6th meeting of the California GIS Council attached. CA GIS Council Meeting Agenda (April 6th 2015)

We will be going through the changes to the Council charter (California GIS Council Charter - Adopted January 7th, 2015), the new website and communication tools, and how we plan to fill the executive committee.

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

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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
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...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
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Location(s): Sacramento, California
Open Period: 2/2/2015 to 2/17/2015
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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