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Clark Labs now shipping TerrSet

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Clark Labs now shipping TerrSet

Clark Labs is pleased to announce that the TerrSet software is now shipping. TerrSet is an integrated constellation of software applications for monitoring and modeling the Earth system. Developed in close cooperation with leading institutions focused on sustainable development and environmental conservation, TerrSet provides groundbreaking tools for addressing major challenges to smart growth - climate change: trends, projections and adaptation; land cover conversion: trajectories and impacts; ecosystem services: present and future value.

TerrSet = Space + Time

Built upon three decades of leadership in the development of GIS and image processing tools (IDRISI), Clark Labs has added the critical element of time to create what can now be called a GeoTemporal System (GTS).

TerrSet components include:

  •     Land Change Modeler 
  •     GeOSIRIS 
  •     Habitat and Biodiversity Modeler 
  •     Ecosystem Services Modeler 
  •     Earth Trends Modeler 
  •     Climate Change Adaptation Modeler 
  •     IDRISI GIS Analysis 
  •     IDRISI Image Processing 

Date January 21, 2015

Research Assistant, ESRC Secondary Data Analysis at the University of Manchester

Job

Research Assistant, ESRC Secondary Data Analysis at the University of Manchester

Closing date : Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Reference : HUM-05871
Faculty / Organisational unit : Humanities
School / Directorate : School of Environment, Education and Development
Division : SEED Research Centres
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : from 1 March 2015 until 31 May 2016
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £27,864 per annum
Hours per week : Full Time

The Centre for Urban Policy Studies (CUPS) is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to join their busy team. You will work directly with the Principal Investigator Richard Kingston to support the delivery of high quality research on the funding received from ESRC, "Transportation and the socio-spatial equity dimensions of travel to work flows”, part of their Secondary Data Analysis programme.

The main focus of your role will be the sourcing and analysing of appropriate flow data from the 2001 and 2011 Census of Population. You will be responsible for collating and analysing local administrative data from secondary sources and overlaying these data in GIS with the results of the commuting analysis. You will work closely with our web-programmer to ensure datasets are open and interoperable with the online toolkit that is a major output of the project.

You will also undertake a range of other research activities including literature reviews, qualitative interviewing with professionals and practitioners, and any other methods appropriate to the project.  You will have an administrative role in ensuring that the project is correctly recorded and documented in accordance with RCUK standards. You will also liaise and communicate with the project partners throughout the project. Dissemination is key to the project and you will undertake such activities amongst academic communities, and the general public using a variety of media as befits the project. On a day to day basis you will also provide project management functions in supporting the PI meet the objectives of the research.

You will have excellent quantitative analysis skills, particularly in the analysis and interpretation of spatial data and using GIS.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Richard Kingston

Email: Richard.Kingston at manchester.ac.uk

Date January 21, 2015

GoGeo Mobile has been released

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GoGeo Mobile has been released

The GoGeo Mobile iPhone App was created by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh to support teaching, learning and research. 

Jisc provided support for the GoGeo App project as part of its commitment to encourage the use of new and emerging technology to support research and learning in the UK.

GoGeo Mobile is an app that allows you to keep abreast of news and events in the geospatial sector. GoGeo Mobile is separated into a number of channels including News, Events, Jobs and Resources for Teachers. Each channel contains useful and relevant resources for anyone working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing or spatial data. 

In addition, GoGeo Mobile allows users to perform targeted searches for spatial data. Searches can be defined by keyword and/or location and return a brief description of the data and users can then forward themselves a direct URL to the metadata record so they can download the data when they are back at their desk.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

You can download the GoGeo Mobile App from the UK iTunes App Store (link below).

Please provide feedback to edina@ed.ac.uk with GoGeo App entered in the subject field of your email.

Date January 20, 2015

Esri UK appoints new managing director

Esri UK appoints new managing director

Esri UK has announced the appointment of Stuart Bonthrone, currently Sales and Marketing Director for Esri UK, as its new Managing Director. Stuart takes over from Richard Waite who takes on the role of Chairman with immediate effect.

Stuart has been with Esri UK since July 2012, before which he was Vice President of Pitney Bowes Europe and Managing Director of Pitney Bowes UK and Ireland.

Date January 20, 2015

Geospatial Apps with Open Data

Geospatial Apps with Open Data

This meetup is all about understanding how geospatial apps use open data to deliver decision support and insights, exploring together the challenges within the existing use cases, the opportunities, and some of the cutting edge technology available for creating geospatial apps.

The event will take approximately two hours, followed by the usual CartoDBeers at The Artillery Arms pub nearby. 

Date:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Overview:
18:00 to 18:30 Welcome
18:30 to 19:20 Presentations
19:20 to 19:40 Break
19:40 to 20:30 Presentation
20:30 to CartoDBeers

Venue:
3rd Floor of Google Campus London,
4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch EC2A 4BX, London 

 

Date January 19, 2015

(Q)GIS Trainings: Functionality Vs. Application webinar

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(Q)GIS Trainings: Functionality Vs. Application webinar

Date and Time: Monday, January 26, 2015 4:00 to 5:00 PM GMT

The ICA-OSGeo Lab Network, MundoGEO and UN Environment Programme are now pleased to inform the first webinar in 2015 of the ”Open Geospatial Science & Applications” webinar series. This webinar will be open and free to all on first come register basis, 

This webinar will be based on more than 20 years of experience in geospatial education gathered by UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre. There will be a discussion about ‘functionality vs. application’ methods applied in their geotrainings, based mainly on QGIS. Example of the ‘INSPIRE Academy’ will be used to show specific approach to development of complex geotraining programs. Webinar will include short live presentation of QGIS online course developed as a part of geospatial education programme. 

Webinar is dedicated to all members of geospatial community interested in development of effective geotrainings, in particular, educators working with students and trainers providing geoinformation courses for companies and individuals. It is also suitable for all professionals looking for new ways to broaden their geoskills. 

Speakers

Mrs. Ela Woloszynska-Wisniewska: geographer and hydrologist. Coordinator of geospatial education activities in UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre. 

Mrs. Monika Rusztecka: geographer and geoecologist. Head of the Geoinformation Unit involved in development and implementation of spatial information systems, web-based applications and geoportals as well as GIS data processing, spatial analyses and environmental data management. 

Attendees will be able to interact with the speakers by sending their comments and questions through chat. All attendees of this web seminar will receive certificates for their participation.

Please visit the webinar website to register.

Date January 19, 2015

Geographic Analyst post at Defra

Job

Geographic Analyst post at Defra

Salary: £26,745 - £31,078

The RPA Geographic Information Technical Team (GI) is based at Reading and forms part of the RPA Design Directorate, an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The team are responsible for the administration of the Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) which is the RPA’s corporate Geographic Information System (GIS) spatial repository of rural land. As well as the administration of the LPIS the team are heavily involved with the Defra’s CAP Delivery Programme which is introducing new schemes and associated support systems.

This role provides an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals with the right aptitude and geographic skills. Training and development building upon these core skills will be provided. As a analyst within a corporate GI team there will be the opportunity to work with other geospatial practitioners from suppliers and other government departments. 

The team functions fall into supporting seven broad business areas:

1) GI system development and enhancement

2) Spatial data management

3) Spatial analysis & Management Information reporting

4) Risk and Issue Management around key controls.

5) Strategic implementation of GI

6) Geomatics assurance

7) GI policies and methodologies

A core function of the team is to provide technical support by advising other business areas and internal stakeholders on land business rules and geospatial matters such as GNSS spatial data-capture; spatial data management and analysis; remote sensing and photogrammetry; cartography; geography; topography and Geographic Information Systems. 

Essential Criteria

  • Proven ability to apply technical GI knowledge in order to analyse complex spatial, imagery and data model problems, using photo-interpretation, and geo-processing to quickly identify key issues from complex information, separating essential from non-essential, and producing workable solutions
  • Strong GIS software skills, proficient with cartographic presentation techniques, geodatabases, geoprocessing techniques, map layouts and methods for delivering effective map presentations. Experience of working with ESRI ArcGIS 10.1+ and Safe FME desk-top/server. Oracle Spatial database skills and the ability to code PL/SQL for spatial queries.
  • Proven experience and understanding of a wide range of functional and non-functional requirements and supporting their transformation into IT solutions and business implementation e.g. GIS enterprise-wide implementation.

(Please note that candidates will also be expected to provide evidence of all essential criteria at interview).

Closing date: Wednesday, 28 January 2015

For further information and to apply online, please visit the GOV.UK Civil Service Jobs website and enter this post's reference number in the vacancy reference field: 1440064

Date January 15, 2015

Senior Geographic Analyst post at Defra

Job

Senior Geographic Analyst post at Defra

Salary: £33,072 to £39,601

The RPA Geographic Information Technical Team (GI) is based at Reading and forms part of the RPA Design Directorate, an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The team are responsible for the administration of the Rural Land Register (RLR) which is the RPA’s corporate Geographic Information System (GIS) spatial repository of rural land. As well as the administration of the RLR the team are heavily involved with the Defra current change programme (CAP Development) which is introducing new schemes and associated support systems.

This role provides an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals with the right aptitude and geographic skills. Training and development building upon these core skills will be provided. As a senior leader within the team there will be the opportunity to manage and support a small team of analysts along with building and growing the capability of the team to support RPA and the Defra change programme.  

The team functions fall into supporting seven broad business areas:

1) GI system development and enhancement

2) Spatial data management

3) Spatial analysis & Management Information reporting

4) Risk and Issue Management around key controls.

5) Strategic implementation of GI

6) Geomatics assurance

7) GI policies and methodologies

A core function of the team is to provide technical support by advising other business areas and internal stakeholders of the RLR service on land business rules and geospatial matters such as GNSS spatial data-capture; spatial data management and analysis; remote sensing and photogrammetry; cartography; geography; topography and Geographic Information Systems. 

Essential Criteria

  • Proven ability to apply technical GI knowledge in order to analyse complex spatial, imagery and data model problems, using photo-interpretation and geo-processing to quickly identify key issues from complex information, separating essential from non-essential, and producing workable solutions.
  • Analytical skills with knowledge and experience of GI data and information management, familiarisation with Ordnance Survey products will be beneficial. Core GIS skills to be demonstrated are FME desktop/ server, oracle spatial database, PL/SQL scripting along with experience of working with ESRI 10.1+. 
  • Proven experience and understanding of a wide range of functional and non-functional requirements and supporting their transformation into IT solutions and business implementation e.g. GI enterprise-wide implementation.

(Please note - Candidate will also be expected to evidence all of the listed essential criteria at interview).

Closing date: Wednseday, 28 January 2015

For further information and to apply online, please visit the GOV.UK Civil Service Jobs website and enter this post's reference number in the vacancy reference field: 1440062

 

Date January 15, 2015

Interactive guide to the 50 constituencies to watch at the 2015 general election

UK

Interactive guide to the 50 constituencies to watch at the 2015 general election

The House Magazine has released an interactive version of its latest guide, Battleground Britain: The 50 constituencies to watch at the 2015 general election.

Produced in association with Esri UK, this guide looks at the 50 most interesting marginal seats in mainland Britain – who the runners and riders are, and what factors may affect the outcome.

It also contains key information including current MP and majority statistics, and the names and party affiliations of all the major prospective parliamentary candidates.

With a possible 200 new MPs in the next parliament, this guide offers a unique overview of the places and people that will be key players in the future of UK politics and policy.

Date January 15, 2015

GIS for Expeditions and Fieldwork courses at RGS/IBG in London

Learning Resource RS GIS

GIS for Expeditions and Fieldwork courses at RGS/IBG in London

One day and three day courses run at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) from 7 to 8 March 2015.

These practical workshops are for people using tools and techniques such as GPS, remote sensing, digital mapping and data analyses (Geographical Information Sciences) as part of a field research project or expedition.

GIS are being used increasingly for fieldwork, to benefit existing plans and to create new inventories and maps, for example:

  •     Planning and navigation using maps, GPS and satellite images
  •     Mapping species distributions, patterns of biodiversity, ecosystem services and conservation priority
  •     Surveys of geology, water resources and soils; and use and changes over time
  •     Community mapping of villages, natural resources and land use
  •     Management zones for national parks

A series of mapping exercises will look at how expedition fieldwork can be accomplished rapidly and efficiently, thus achieving more with the time available in the field. The course will involve hands-on experience with GIS co-ordinates to digital maps and satellite data.

Delegates can attend the first day of training, or all three days depending on their own requirements.

One day workshop: Introduction to GIS for expeditions and field research

The workshop will cover the theory of GIS and how this can be successfully incorporated into fieldwork plans. Sessions will include topics on expedition GIS/Raster, how GIS works and how it is used, GIS/RS applications in Ecology, Conservation, Landscapes and Hazards. Practical sessions will then demonstrate a range of GIS software and equipment, including Arc GIS, open source, GPS and Remote Sensing tools, sources of imagery and use of Google Earth.

Three day workshop: Doing field GIS

Participants with a field research project in mind can continue to do a more in depth training weekend in GIS for Expeditions and Fieldwork.

Sessions will include an introduction to ArcGIS, Vector GIS in ESRI ArcMap, Raster GIS in ESRI ArcMap, collecting and bringing data into ArcGIS, Importing data to ArcGIS and analysis, using OSGEO, calculations on maps, raster analysis in OS GIS, building up a GIS dataset for your expedition site, using MAXENT for species distribution modelling, and bringing environmental data into SAGAGIS.

ArcGIS software used on this not-for-profit course has been kindly supplied by ESRI UK. All delegates will receive a copy of the GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing manual, recommended retail priced at £15.

Venue:

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG),
1 Kensington Gore,
London
SW7 2AR

 

Date January 14, 2015
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