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GIS Technician II/I Position Open at Placer County Water Agency

Placer County Water Agency is looking for a temporary GIS Technician II/I. Duties may include:

  • Create maps based upon verbal or written instructions, rough sketches and data collected by field personnel.
  • Use Geographic Information System (GIS) software programs, commands and compilation methods to generate and utilize spatial overlays.
  • Update and maintain the Agency’s GIS database according to established policies and procedures.
  • More...
Minimum Monthly Salary $24.950/Hour (Technician II) / $22.077/Hour (Technician I)
Maximum Monthly Salary $31.842/Hour (Technician II) / $28.175/Hour (Technician I)

Click here to see full details

Senior GIS Specialist position open at Foothill Associates

Foothill Associates, an environmental consulting corporation, is seeking a full-time Senior GIS Specialist in their Rocklin, CA office.

Responsibilities: The Senior GIS Specialist will lead the GIS Division in preparation of presentation-quality maps and other graphics. Additional responsibilities include providing direction and mentoring for GIS staff; development/refinement of map production and analysis procedures; management of workload; quality control; and the collection, processing and analysis of GIS data. New business development including
responding to RFP requests and expanding the customer base for advanced geospatial services is also a significant aspect of this position.

Click here for more details

Save the Date: CalGIS 2018

CalGIS 2018 will be presented in partnership with URISA's GIS-Pro annual conference. Save the Date: October 8-11, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA!

Stay tuned for more info later this year!

2017 CGIA GIS Award Winners

CGIA announced the winners of the 2017 Awards  at the ESRI Conference in San Diego in July.

The winners are:
Advancement of Collaboration Award - Santa Clara Collaborative GIS Group
Exemplary Systems Award - Lorri Peltz-Lewis, US Forest Service
Outstanding Internet Application Award - Tie - Rebecca Ferkovich,
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Outstanding Internet Application Award - Tie - Alison Dalgity,
Getty Conservation Institute

Chair's Award - Cristi Delgado, City of Berkeley, CA

Continue reading 2017 CGIA GIS Award Winners

CGIA Member Spotlight: An-Min Wu

 An-Min Wu

Job:

Lecturer of Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California

Bio: An-Min Wu teaches GIS courses in the online Geographic Information Science and Technology graduate program and in the interdisciplinary Population, Health and Place PhD program at USC. Her area of expertise is in geospatial analysis and modeling. As she learns more and more about open source GIS and data science, she hopes to incorporate Big Data technologies to solve GIScience problems, particularly about human impacts on the natural environment in various spatial and temporal scales.

An-Min has worked as a GIS analyst, mapping engineer, and mapping project manager (Penn State University, 2004-2005; Magellan Navigation 2005-2008). She enjoys doing fieldwork and making meaningful maps to communicate important environmental issues to people. As her research interests lie in the area of changes in natural environment under human influences using quantitative analyses and geospatial technologies, she works closely on the issues of soil erosion, carbon storage and processes on agricultural landscapes, forests and wetlands in the United States. Her career goal is to use GIS to help making our living environment sustainable.

An-Min received PhD in Land and Atmospheric Science with a minor in Geographic Information Science at University of Minnesota, and the concurrent Master’s degrees in Soil Science and Environmental Pollution Control at The Pennsylvania State University.

Project(s): In her Ph.D. dissertation research, An-Min examined the effect of agricultural erosion and deposition to soil organic carbon in depressional landscapes of Minnesota. With GIS technologies and associated software/languages such as ArcGIS, SAGA-GIS, Python, and R, she developed upslope terrain attributes to better predict the spatial redistribution of soil mass and soil organic carbon under this human disturbance.

Her favorite project to-date is her master’s thesis research in land suitability modeling for winegrape vineyards, the ‘terroir’, in Pennsylvania. She worked with farmers and grape experts to build the Pennsylvania Site Assessment System (PASAS) that employed 13 critical climate parameters, soil properties, and topographic characteristics for specific sites throughout nine Pennsylvania Counties. The PASAS model was then built into a web mapping application for current and potential farmers in assessing site quality for winegrape growing. The database development and spatial statistics skills as well as collaboration experience she learned from the project are invaluable to her personal life and GIS career.

Before teaching at USC, An-Min worked as a postdoctoral associate with US Forest Service Northern Research Station and University of Minnesota to detect changes in soil carbon density in US forests. She identified soil organic carbon variability and determined the minimum detectable changes in soil organic carbon for main forest type groups under the current sampling scheme, and provided suggestions for future soil sampling protocols in US Forest Services’ Forest Analysis and Inventory National Program.

Her recent new course in the Population, Health, and Place program allows her to explore current GIS research on public health. In turn, she also plans to integrate GIS with environmental health data to understand spatial correlations between human health and our living environment. She is currently investigating spatial distributions of soil lead from residential households and is looking into the link between soil lead and children’s blood lead level.

Anything about yourself? An-Min enjoys meeting new people, travelling, practicing karate, and doing outdoor activities including hiking, rock climbing and scuba diving. Most of these activities, however, are currently in place of playing with her 2-year-old. You can find An-Min on her social media accounts including LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/anminwu/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/anminw).

LA County Geographic Information Officer (GIO) position is open

LA County has opened its GIO position to outside entities.  This is a great opportunity for those seeking the challenge of running a large GIS operation in the largest County in the United States!

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Salary
$126,684.00 - $166,152.00 Annually

GIS Director position at Maricopa Orchards in Fresno

Job Summary:

Maricopa Orchards is seeking a qualified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) to manage company mapping software along with geographical information and data related to our organization. The GISP candidate will develop our custom GIS database and mapping analysis.  The GISP will also integrate existing company software and data necessary for capturing, managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of geographic information.  In addition, the candidate must be able to collaborate with IT disciplines to ensure that necessary changes to the information technology environment are instituted with an appropriate level of quality, cost, and consistency.

Click here for more info & to apply.

CGIA & SoCal URISA Pizza Night at 2017 Esri User Conference

Hello Everyone,

In conjunction with Geospatial LA and Geospatial San Diego, CGIA and SoCal URISA are hosting “pizza night” for their members and those interested in joining. It should be fun and lively! Pizza will be provided, yum!

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

Here is the flyer for the event and location (click here to download flyer).

Event details:

Monday, July 10th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Basic Urban Kitchen
410 10th Ave
San Diego, CA

Please RSVP just so we can get a count: http://cgia.org/events/rsvp/ .

Hope to see you there.

GIS position at Orange County Sanitation District

OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of an IT Analyst III (GIS).

https://www.ocsd.com/about-us/jobs/job-openings

Under general direction, provides highly advanced professional level support to departments with highly complex systems and programs including the analysis, evaluation, design, development, and testing of software and hardware programs. This person will assist in the technical responsibility for OCSD's Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program and provides services in architectural design, integration, implementation, back-end administration, troubleshooting and performs database management duties. Assist in the development of enterprise solutions in support of other OCSD divisions. Designs optimum system configurations, develops and implements testing plans, ensures system quality assurance, evaluates whether new programs meet users' business needs and technology requirements and makes adjustments where needed. Organizes and prioritizes a variety of Information Technology projects in an effective and timely manner. The successful candidate will provide these services in support of other OCSD divisions, consultants, and contractors; conduct training to users of GIS applications; assist OCSD staff with access to desktop and web based GIS applications; participate in the development and implementation of GIS standards and operating procedures; responds to requests for assistance from system users and resolves operational problems; performs a variety of specialized technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

GIS/Programmer announcement – Tahoe Conservancy

GIS/Programmer announcement. Please feel free to forward to possible candidates.
https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=61339

Please note that the announcement indicates we will consider hiring from either the Research Program Specialist 1 list or the Staff Programmer Analyst (Specialist) list. To apply for one or both classifications the candidate will need to take the corresponding exam. They can find the exams here: https://jobs.ca.gov/

If folks have questions about applying, please have them contact Stefanie Melendez at 530-543-6014. If they have questions about the job, please have them contact Jim Brockett at 530-543-6035.

Nominations are still open for 2017 CGIA GIS Awards

Nominate a coworker!

CGIA annually recognizes outstanding achievements in GIS within California through its awards program.Awards are open to any person in the State of California, and will be announced at a social event at the ESRI User Conference July 10, 2017, San Diego, California.

Nominations for the 2017 Annual CGIA Awards are now open for these categories.

  • Student Project or Paper  : Granted to the outstanding quality of work using GIS technology. A travel award (up to $500) to the 2017 ESRI User Conference will be given to the recipient of this award. The travel award can be used toward the registration fee (a must), hotel, and/or flight/gas. Receipts are required. The recipient must provide a written summary of his/her overall experience of the ESRI conference along with a brief review of the sessions attended (due no later than July 31, 2017).
  • 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.

Start Nomination

Nominations must be submitted by May 1, 2017

Contact CGIA Board Member- Fiona Renton (fiona.renton@boe.ca.gov), or CGIA Chair Christine Lam (christineslam@gmail.com) with questions.

Nominations open for 2017 CGIA GIS Awards

CGIA annually recognizes outstanding achievements in GIS within California through its awards program.Awards are open to any person in the State of California, and will be announced at a social event at the ESRI User Conference July 10, 2017, San Diego, California.

Nominations for the 2017 Annual CGIA Awards are now open for these categories.

  • Student Project or Paper  : Granted to the outstanding quality of work using GIS technology. A travel award (up to $500) to the 2017 ESRI User Conference will be given to the recipient of this award. The travel award can be used toward the registration fee (a must), hotel, and/or flight/gas. Receipts are required. The recipient must provide a written summary of his/her overall experience of the CalGIS conference along with a brief review of the sessions attended (due no later than July 31, 2017).
  • 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.

Start Nomination

Nominations must be submitted by May 1, 2017

Important Updates for CalGIS LocationCon 2017

CalGIS 2017 updates:

Conference dates are May 22-24, 2017 (Note: no longer 25th).

Schedule (subject to change) is now posted: https://calgis2017.locationcon.org/conference/schedule/session/2017-05-22

Registration tool is also live: https://www.regonline.com/calgislocationcon2017

Link for reserving hotel rooms: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49044166/owner/17821/home

The early bird deadline (and hotel room block deadline) for regular conference attendees is April 23rd.

Giveway: Complimentary pass to CalGIS 2017 on May 22-24

CGIA has a complimentary pass to CalGIS 2017, held in Oakland from May 22-24, and we would like to give it away to one of our members! All you have to do is fill out this brief form by 3/31/17 and we will notify the winner at the beginning of April. It's at least a $249 value! The pass does not include any travel expenses; it just gets you into the conference. We require that you help out at the CGIA booth in the exhibit area during prime exhibition hours (e.g. happy hour reception on Monday night). Don't worry, you'll have time to attend plenty of sessions.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 is a co-hosted conference that combines the annual California GIS conference (CalGIS) with LocationCon which is a new LocationTech event that targets Eclipse Foundation members and others who attend FOSS4GNAFOSS4G and LocationTech Tour events.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 provides content for and builds bridges between the CalGIS community who focus on GIS best practices in government, non-profit, education and consulting in California, and the LocationTech community who develop advanced location aware technologies via collaboration with commercially-friendly open source software.

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 attendees will include a diverse mix of geospatial professionals, developers, decision-makers, researchers, vendors, students and other geo-focused professionals.

Click here to go to the CalGIS 2017 conference website

 

SoCal Marine GIS Users Group Meeting 3/30

The Southern California Marine GIS User Group is excited to announce its 2017 Spring Meeting, hosted by the Orange County Sanitation District's Ocean Monitoring group!

The meeting with be at OCSD's Ellis Avenue location on March 30th, from 1 to 4 pm.

If you're interesting in presenting, please contact Ken Sakamoto at: ksakamoto@ocsd.com.

FREE REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scmgisug-spring-2017-meeting-tickets-32832415639

 

CGIA GeoSummit at UC Merced

CGIA is pleased to sponsor the 6th Annual GeoSummit at UC Merced on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  This event is the premier GIS event in the Central Valley.  The event is free, registration is required, campus parking is about $6.00 for the day, and lunch is included.  For more information and to register please follow this link:  http://geosummit2017.eventbrite.com .  See you there!

CalGIS 2017 Abstracts Deadline Extended to Feb 17

Call for Presentations and Workshops - Feb 17 Deadline

CalGIS LocationCon 2017 invites presentations on a wide range of topics to be discussed May 22-24, 2017. This is a unique chance for members of the Open Source GIS community and traditional GIS groups to meet and showcase their tools, solutions and projects. Invitation is open to all.

Submissions will be assessed on their originality, interest to GIS and GIS related fields, and likelihood of advancing the discipline. Submissions may be technical or creative, scientific or experiential, individual or institutional in scope and approach. Submissions and optional papers will be assessed on how well they demonstrate a clear goal of relevance to geospatial technology, use of systematic investigation or methods, completeness of results or recommendations, and significance of conclusions.

Click here for more conference info

Giveaway: One free pass to Los Angeles Geospatial Summit on Feb 24th

The Seventh Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit is an annual one-day professional development and networking event presented by the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. It will be on Friday, February 24, 2017 .

CGIA has a complimentary pass and we would like to give it away to one of our members! All you have to do is fill out this brief form by 2/6/17 and we will notify the winner within a few days.

Summit topics include:

  • Learn about Google Geo and the power of location-based services and analysis in all parts of the business enterprise in the opening keynote address.
  • Get the industry lowdown on the potential and opportunities from drones with GIS.
  • Hear how the City of Los Angeles GeoHub and the impact of open data on government.
  • Find out new “tips and tricks” for GPS data collection.
  • Get mentorship advice.
  • Network with industry professionals throughout the day.
  • Gain experience in presenting and listening to “lightning talks” and poster presentation.
  • Talk with company and organization representatives at the lunchtime Knowledge Network tables:
    • BAE Systems
    • California Geographic Information Association
    • California Surveying and Drafting Supply, Inc.
    • County of Los Angeles
    • Esri
    • SoCal URISA

Registration Fee (includes continental breakfast, beverage breaks, and lunch)

Students: $40
CGIA and SoCal URISA Members and USC alumni: $60
Professionals: $70

Qualifies for GISP credit

Photos from Plane Tour

CGIA hosted an event with EagleView/Pictometry to take a tour of the planes that capture high resolution aerial imagery. It was awesome and informative. We got to view the sensors from under the plane!

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URISA’s GIS Leadership Academy

For the first time since it debuted in 2007, URISA's GIS Leadership Academy is coming to California. It will be in San Diego, April 3-7, 2017. The ULA is not a conference, but a week-long GIS leadership and management training program and space is intentionally limited to encourage deep discussions and exercises.  Don't delay registering as the event is filling quite rapidly! http://www.urisa.org/education-events/urisa-leadership-academy/

Registration is discounted until February 1.

Check out the daily schedule.