Guest Speaker: David Bodenhamer, Executive Director of the Polis Center at IUPUI, April 17th at 7:30PM

The Ball State GIS Knowledge Group Presents: 

From Historical GIS to Deep Mapping:  The Emergence of Spatial Humanities

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David Bodenhamer Ph.D.

Executive Director of the Polis Center at IUPUI

Thursday, April 17th


Bracken Library


 Since 1989, David Bodenhamer has been (founding) Executive Director of The Polis Center and Professor of History at IUPUI.  He has served as strategic and organizational consultant to universities, government agencies, and not-for-profit and faith-based organizations across the U.S. and in Europe. An active researcher, Bodenhamer is author or editor of ten books and has published over 30 journal articles and chapters in books. He has made over 75 presentations to audiences on four continents on topics ranging from legal and constitutional history to the use of GIS and advanced information technologies in academic and community-based research.

Bodenhamer’s work in the new field of spatial humanities includes The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship (Indiana University Press, 2010) and the forthcoming title, Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives (Indiana University Press, 2014), in addition to a number of published essays.

For more information about the event please contact Angie Gibson, GIS Specialist for the University Libraries, at or 765-285-1097.

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GIS scholarship

GENI/GIS Scholarship Oppt.

Geography / GIS students:  Please consider submitting an application for a GIS Scholarship from the GITA Mid-Atlantic Chapter & the EnerGIS Conference.

Five $500 and one $1000 scholarships will be awarded.
The winner of our $1000 scholarship will be granted the opportunity to present his or her project to the EnerGIS conference this September!
Please complete the attached application and an abstract of your project or presentation!

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Paid Internship Opportunity

This particular internship opportunity is located in Fishers Town Hall in Fishers Indiana. It is a paid internship that pays eleven dollars per hour of work over the course of this summer. Minimum requirements of a high school diploma and knowledge of ArcMap and use of GPS. During the course of the summer will be expected to collect and analyze town assets in and around Fishers, Indiana. You will collect, manage, and create maps using ArcGis. Benefits include being apart of a growing innovative community of Fishers, Indiana. Collecting spatial information and data and creating useful maps to analyze for the community. Apply online with the following link

This internship opportunity was found from searching google using tag words “gis jobs indiana.” From those results I chose a more specified GIS search engine called Indeed. From vigorous searching and digging through search engines and using various different tag words the following internship appeared.

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GIS Job Opening: Entry Level GIS Technician Opening at Duke Energy

From Phil Worrall on the IGIC General Listserv:

This is an entry level GIS Technician position based in the Plainfield, Indiana office.  Successful candidate will be responsible to post completed electric jobs in the Duke Energy GIS system.  There is opportunity for advancement and increased responsibility in this position.

GIS Technician I (Basic Qualifications)

  1. Basic Qualifications 
  • Demonstrated a basic understanding of  computers and various Microsoft office programs
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and schedule individual work activities.
  • Demonstrated effective analytical, communication, and decision-making skills.

     2.   Desired Qualifications

  •  Associate Degree or higher in a GIS technology related discipline.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and act as a self-starter.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict

All job posting details and to apply visit:

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GIS Analyst

This GIS Analyst job is located on 60 Temple Place, Boston, Massachusetts. For this job, you will collect, organize, and analyze geographic data, as well as create new data sets and maps for presentation. You will need to know how to do this for presentations in print and online. There are many skills needed for this position, which include: a bachelor’s degree, a high level of cartographic experience, being able to create and update spatial and tabular data, high proficiency with ArcGIS 10.x, expert skills in Microsoft Office, being able to work with divers data sets from federal, state, and local agencies, experience with ArcGIS ModelBuilder, innovation, effective communication, and being able to apply spatial statistics and methods for analyzing. This position will be opened until it is filled, therefore the deadline is until they hire someone. So, put in an application ASAP!

I found this site using Google. When I opened Google, I typed in “GIS Jobs” then looked around a few different links until I found a job with the acceptable experience range.

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GIS Urban Tree Canopy Program

This GIS position involves the documentation of the growth of urban forests in in Portland, Oregon.  This position also entails the education of citizens regarding the importance of planting and stewarding trees; therefore excellent people skills are required.  A knowledge/experience of storm water management and/or urban forestry issues is desired.  The GIS skills required are: data collection and data entry.  The basic duties of this job are: contacting property owners via door-to-door to promote tree planting initiatives, collecting field data, and entering data into GIS.  The deadline for application submissions is Friday April, 18th by 4:30 pm. 

I found this site during my own personal job search in Portland, Oregon.  I am moving to Portland in June, and have therefore been using the Portland city website to find GIS-related jobs.

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GIS Analyst Position

Burns & McDonnell’s is an employee owned firm and is located in Downers Grove, Illinois. The firm was ranked number eighteen in FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013. Burns & McDonnell’s is looking to hire an assistant Environmental Scientist with a specific focus in GIS. The candidate should have a strong GIS background, excellent written and verbal skills, problem solving skills, and proficient computer skills. Responsibilities of the job include analyzing maps, managing databases, and preparing and researching environmental reports. GIS duties will require the candidate to create maps according to company standards, edit and create data in geodatabases, and use GIS data for conversion and migration.  Qualification for this position require the candidate to have a bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, environmental science, or other related natural science field. Experience with ArcGIS desktop and Microsoft Office suit is required. 0-2 years of experience is preferred. GPS or field experience in natural science is a plus. There is no deadline listed for the job.

When searching for a GIS related job, I first thought to look on LinkedIn. I follow and am a part of many GIS groups on LinkedIn. I checked out the groups that I am a member of first, but did not find many entry level positions. I then searched the entire site by typing “entry level GIS” into the main search bar. Here I found a list of entry level positions that were related to GIS.

Here is the link to the job posting:

You can also apply online through the company’s website:


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Summer paid GIS internship opportunity

The City of Centerville, OH, is offering a summer internship opportunity. They are looking for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in utilizing GIS to assist in developing stormwater utilities, among other duties. Details below:

Centerville GIS Internship


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