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Cartographer - Ordnance Survey

GIS UK

Cartographer - Ordnance Survey OS Cartography is recognised globally as a centre of excellence - and they are now looking for great people to join their team. You’ll develop and progress with the OS as you get involved in editing mapping data, to enhance OS products. With a willingness to learn, you’ll gain excellent knowledge of generalisation, to represent real world features at different map scales.

You’ll work on a range of products and support activities, not only drawing maps, but also updating databases using GIS and customised tools. This role will offer you the opportunity to work across a variety of mapping scales and learn new skills in editing mapping data and generalising to add value to Ordnance Survey’s products. You will be expected to take responsibility for monitoring your own work to compare finished product with the expected outcomes to ensure accuracy and thoroughness. This is a vital role in the organisation as it ensures Ordnance Survey’s products are updated to meet our customers’ expectations. Relevant training in edit systems and production processes will be provided, as required.

Essential criteria


  • Good knowledge and skills in GIS
  • Good attention to detail, able to provide accurate, efficient and honest quality checking for own work.
  • Good knowledge and skills in MS Office


Salary: £22,013.00 - 26,245.00
Closing Date: 7 February 2014

Date January 29, 2014

An intro to the OGC and the UK Interoperability Assessment Plugfest

Free GIS UK

An intro to the OGC and the UK Interoperability Assessment Plugfest This event will give an introduction to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and some updates on the recent United Kingdom Interoperability Assessment Plugfest (UKIAP) held by OGC and the Ordnance Survey, with the support of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI). The results of the Plugfest will allow Ordnance Survey to provide best practice guidance to those who want to consume or implement geospatial web services or products based on OGC standards. The event provides a great opportunity for AGI members to understand more about the OGC’s work and how the UKIAP Sprint 1 and Sprint 2 sessions are helping geospatial software suppliers make their products OGC compliant.

Date January 29, 2014

CERC uses TatukGIS Developer Kernel v10 for Air Pollution Modeling with 3-D Visualisation

CERC uses TatukGIS Developer Kernel v10 for Air Pollution Modeling with 3-D Visualisation UK based environmental engineering company Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC) has used the TatukGIS Developer Kernel (DK) ActiveX edition since 2007 to develop the GIS mapping module for its ADMS air pollution modeling software. ADMS is used by hundreds of people in over 30 countries for dispersion modeling of urban air pollution and calculation of air pollution concentrations. Users include regulatory authorities, government organisations, industrial bodies, environmental consultancies and academic institutions.

The mapping module developed from the TatukGIS DK, called ADMS Mapper, is used to visualise and edit input data for the ADMS modeling software. Before ADMS Mapper became available, users of ADMS had to buy third party GIS software such as ESRI ArcGIS or MapInfo to visualise their modeling scenarios.

In 2013 CERC updated its Mapper application to use the TatukGIS DK v10 in order to take full advantage of the new 3-D mapping capabilities the DK component provides. The new Mapper v2 is now an ActiveX library (DLL) that is installed as a shared component so that it can be used by multiple products CERC develops. Accordingly, the Mapper v2 was released during October-December 2013 with the latest versions of ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads, and ADMS-Airport. The flexibility of developing a plug-in GIS tool in-house using the TatukGIS SDK has meant CERC can provide stunning GIS capability in many products quickly and with reduced development costs.

ADMS is used to model the impact of existing and proposed industrial installations with respect to air quality standards such as the EU Air Quality Directive, UK Air Quality Strategy, US National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), Chinese Class I, II and III, and WHO guidelines. Typical uses include IPPC authorisations, stack height determination, odor modeling, environmental impact assessments, and safety and emergency planning. Government customers of ADMS within the United Kingdom include the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency in England, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland, and Food Standards Agency in the UK.

Please visit the CERC website for more detailed information about CERC and its ADMS software, including the user guide.

More about TatukGIS and its GIS Developer Kernel is available at
www.tatukgis.com

Date January 28, 2014

CERC uses TatukGIS Developer Kernel v10 for Air Pollution Modeling with 3-D Visualisation

CERC uses TatukGIS Developer Kernel v10 for Air Pollution Modeling with 3-D Visualisation UK based environmental engineering company Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC) has used the TatukGIS Developer Kernel (DK) ActiveX edition since 2007 to develop the GIS mapping module for its ADMS air pollution modeling software. ADMS is used by hundreds of people in over 30 countries for dispersion modeling of urban air pollution and calculation of air pollution concentrations. Users include regulatory authorities, government organisations, industrial bodies, environmental consultancies and academic institutions.

The mapping module developed from the TatukGIS DK, called ADMS Mapper, is used to visualize and edit input data for the ADMS modeling software. Before ADMS Mapper became available, users of ADMS had to buy third party GIS software such as ESRI ArcGIS or MapInfo to visualize their modeling scenarios.

In 2013 CERC updated its Mapper application to use the TatukGIS DK v10 in order to take full advantage of the new 3-D mapping capabilities the DK component provides. The new Mapper v2 is now an ActiveX library (DLL) that is installed as a shared component so that it can be used by multiple products CERC develops. Accordingly, the Mapper v2 was released during October-December 2013 with the latest versions of ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads, and ADMS-Airport. The flexibility of developing a plug-in GIS tool in-house using the TatukGIS SDK has meant CERC can provide stunning GIS capability in many products quickly and with reduced development costs.

ADMS is used to model the impact of existing and proposed industrial installations with respect to air quality standards such as the EU Air Quality Directive, UK Air Quality Strategy, US National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), Chinese Class I, II and III, and WHO guidelines. Typical uses include IPPC authorisations, stack height determination, odor modeling, environmental impact assessments, and safety and emergency planning. Government customers of ADMS within the United Kingdom include the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency in England, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland, and Food Standards Agency in the UK.

Please visit the CERC website for more detailed information about CERC and its ADMS software, including the user guide.

More information about TatukGIS and its GIS Developer Kernel can be found via link below.

Date January 28, 2014
More information

OS Carto Hack Camp

UK GIS

OS Carto Hack Camp Are you interested in cartographic design or data visualisation? The OS are holding a Carto Hack Camp on 20 February to give you the chance to showcase your skills, and the winner of the hack day will be offered a paid internship in our Cartographic Design team.

At the hack camp, you’ll spend the day at their Southampton HQ, meet the Product Development team and spend the day working with them to come up with an exciting new solution for one of our customer scenarios. You’ll then demo your ‘map’ to the panel of Ordnance Survey judges who will rate them and decide on the day’s winner.

Date January 28, 2014

GIS and Mapping Specialist

GIS UK

GIS and Mapping Specialist The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

We are looking to appoint a GIS and Mapping Specialist within the BAS Mapping and Geographic Information Centre (MAGIC) to deliver a GIS/mapping Helpdesk service. This well-established service provides expert GIS support to BAS staff, delivering bespoke maps and other GIS products on a fast turn-round basis.

The job requires solid expertise and demonstrable experience with ArcGIS, with an emphasis on producing map-based outputs.
Outputs from this role will support a wide range of activities across the width of BAS polar operations and science programmes. Liaising with BAS staff to define tasks, the ability to negotiate and work to deadlines and to track and report on progress are key aspects of the role.

Secondary activities are contributing to design and compilation of published regional-scale topographic maps and managing sales of BAS maps through our distributors.

Qualifications: Degree-level in Geography/GIS or a related subject with a large GIS component and post-graduate experience working with ArcGIS.
Duration: Open - Ended Appointment.
Salary: £19,937 to £23,640 per annum.
Closing Date: 16th February 2014

Date January 27, 2014

Advances in Geographic Data Science: Open Data and Systems

Programming GIS Research UK

Advances in Geographic Data Science: Open Data and Systems This weeks EEO/AGI(S) seminar will be on Advances in Geographic Data Science: Open Data and Systems. The talk will be given by Dr. Alex Singleton of the University of Liverpool. This should be a good talk, Alex is well-known for his use of big data and for the tools that he uses to analyse and publish the results.

This week’s seminar will take place on Friday (31st Jan) at 4.30pm in the Old Library, Geography Building, Univ. of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9XP.

Also a reminder that following all EEO-AGI(S) Seminars are AGI Geo-Drinks for informal professional networking held from 5.45 in Teviot Library Bar, Bristo Sq, EH8 9AJ. All welcome – please do come along and meet colleagues and fellow AGI members.

Date January 27, 2014

NERC IAPETUS Doctoral Training

Research GIS RS

NERC IAPETUS Doctoral Training The IAPETUS NERC Doctoral Training Partnership is a joint venture between the universities of Newcastle, Durham, Glasgow, St Andrews and Stirling, and The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the British Geological Society.

IAPETUS has between 12 and 16 fully-funded postgraduate studentships for new, high-calibre PhD students who will be commencing their studies at one of IAPETUS’ partner institutions (listed above) in October 2014.

IAPETUS currently has over 75 doctoral research projects that applicants can apply to study across all the partner institutions. Some of the topics have scope for GIS and Remote Sensing in them.

Newcastle University is offering 20 PhD projects supervised by mixed teams of world-leading researchers, with members of staff from across our partner organisations involved in each. Information about these projects can be found on the IAPETUS NERC DTC website.

Closing Date: 10th February 2014

Date January 27, 2014

EngD - Analysis and Visualisation in GIS for large infrastructure

Research GIS UK

EngD - Analysis and Visualisation in GIS for large infrastructure This project will examine future opportunities for improving the sustainability of large infrastructure construction projects in relation to carbon emissions and impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services, soils and water quality and the wider environment. This objective will be achieved through better collection, analysis and visualisation of the data that represents the whole-life of a project. You will be required to develop new tools and techniques to integrate data from a range of sources. This will include imagery and other spatial data over wide areas; and more detailed data collected on-site using for example, laser scanning and mobile technologies for analysis and visual display within GIS. The challenge of this influential research project will be to develop workflows for the use of these technologies in the visualization and management of sustainability for large infrastructure projects.

You will be working with UK construction leader Costain, whose catalogue of awards recognises them as best innovators of technologies for construction. By applying your research within their most influential projects, you will be developing a prototype solution for the visualisation of data in order to reduce environmental impacts of large scale infrastructure projects.

The main objectives of this research include the development of:

a prototype solution for visualization of data on one or more infrastructure projects an approach for planning the operation of infrastructure assets that use less energy with reduced impacts on the wider environment intuitive interfaces to infrastructure asset information and its visual display on the University of Reading’s 3-D immersive displays.

Stipend £20,000 p.a (typically tax-free)
Closing Date: Monday 24 February 2014

Date January 27, 2014

Wegener 2014: Measuring and Modelling our Dynamic Planet

GIS RS UK World

Wegener 2014: Measuring and Modelling our Dynamic Planet The 18th General Assembly of WEGENER on earth deformation and the study of earthquakes using geodesy and geodynamics will be held at the University of Leeds, UK between the 1st and the 4th September 2014.

The theme of the meeting is Measuring and Modelling our Dynamic Planet, and there will be plenary scientific sessions on:


  • Continental Faulting and the Earthquake Cycle
  • Subduction Zones
  • Volcanic/Magmatic Processes and Rift Zones
  • Technical developments in Geodetic Observing Systems
  • Glacial Isostatic Adjustment and Sea Level Rise
  • Geodynamics and Potential Fields
  • Surface Processes


Key Dates:


  • 1 March 2014: Registration open
  • 16 May 2014: Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • 30 June 2014: Abstract Deadline

Date January 27, 2014
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