Here is that clearinghouse of digital tools that I mentioned in the GIS KG meeting last time:
“Bamboo DiRT is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. Developed by Project Bamboo, Bamboo DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.”
See the “Make a Dynamic Map” section in particular.
Planning on attending the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego this summer? If so, make sure to take advantage of Ball States’ complimentary passes to the conference.
As part of Ball States’ annual maintenance agreement, five free complimentary passes to the conference are reserved for faculty and staff. These passes are a $495 value (the cost of an educational institutional registration fee).
To claim your free pass, email Angie Gibson (email@example.com), and ask for the codes needed for free registration. Remember, there are only five free passes, and they are given out on a first come-first serve basis.
The conference will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, and runs from July 14th-18th. For more information about the User Conference visit the ESRI International User Conference main page.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship Program. IDEM’s Office of Land Quality (OLQ) is looking for college students who have experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The intern will work with IDEM GIS specialists and gain work skills that will enhance their education and provide an opportunity to improve Indiana’s environment.
The intern will use GIS and GPS (Global Positioning System) technology to create spatial representations from legal descriptions for Environmental Restrictive Covenants and verify coordinates for regulated facilities and sites. IDEM utilizes ESRI’s ArcGIS 10.2 software.
Interns are paid at a rate of $11.30 per hour.
Further information, job descriptions, and instructions for applying for a summer internship with the State of Indiana are found at the State Personnel Department website at http://www.in.gov/spd/2335.htm.
The deadline to apply is February 14, 2014. Use Job Position ID 587896 when applying for the GIS Internship.
Every spring, students in a class called GIS Workshop (GEOG 448/548) partner with local non-profits to put their GIS skills to work on projects with broad benefits to the public.
A recent partnership with the United Way of Delaware County revealed significant coverage gaps in wired internet access, especially in the Wes-Del and Liberty-Perry school districts. Although wireless service is available in these areas, wireless is generally slower and up to 30% more expensive. As shown here, up to 60% of all addresses in the Wes-Del district and nearly 30% in Liberty-Perry are without wired coverage. This uneven geography of internet access has important implications as schools invest heavily into technology like tablets and iPads perhaps without even being aware of the difficulties of making full use of these devices once students leave their schools.
For more info about the class or this project, contact Steve Radil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of John Taylor.
Students and Grads looking for internships in GIS and remote sensing, Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) located in Ann Arbor, MI is looking for qualified candidates to complete a semester internship, Jan 6th through April 25th (or longer).
This is a paid internship. You do not have to be a current student to apply for the position, but you must have a least 1 semester of GIS- related classroom experience.
Successful candidates would be expected to help with image data downloads, image conditioning and analysis, GIS-based analysis, report preparation, web portal support, and other tasks related to research and analysis of remote sensing data.
If interested in the position please email your resume, cover letter, as well as a letter of recommendation to Colin Brooks (email@example.com) by November 30th.